Contests / Fellowships

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Winners will be published in Guernica (fiction), Ninth Letter (non-fiction) or The Collagist (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the sixth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place July 3-15, 2016. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid.

Read the contest guidelines or apply at Submittable.

Deadline: January 31, 2016. Reading fee: $15


Luso-American Fellowships

Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, the program also offers full and partial fellowships–including airfare stipend, tuition and lodging–to North American writers of Luso descent. Four winners will be chosen by an independent panel of American and Portuguese writers and scholars.

Deadline: February 8, 2016. There is no reading fee to apply.

Read the scholarship guidelines or apply at Submittable.




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