Contests / Fellowships

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

Submissions will open on August 15, 2018 for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Three winners will be published in (fiction), (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the eighth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 23 – July 5, 2019. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid.

Read the contest guidelines or apply at Submittable.

Deadline: January 10, 2019. 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 to attend the multi-genre Writing the Luso Experience workshop in Lisbon. Runners-up and other outstanding applicants will be considered for financial aid.

Deadline: January 10, 2019. There is no reading fee to apply.

Read the fellowship guidelines or apply at Submittable.




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