Luso-American Scholarships

A collaboration between Dzanc Books and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) has made possible four full scholarships for writers of Luso descent from North America to attend DISQUIET in Lisbon in 2014. To be eligible for the scholarship, entrants must be residents of the United States or Canada who have a genealogical link to a Lusophone country.

The four winners will receive airfare, accommodations, and full tuition to the 2014 DISQUIET Program in Lisbon and a place in Katherine Vaz’s multi-genre workshop “Writing the Luso Experience” with other writers from Portugal and North America.** Runners-up will be offered partial tuition scholarships.

  • What to submit: 1) A 250-word statement about your background and what the scholarship would mean to you. 2) A maximum ten page writing sample in any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction). Entries should be in English.
  • Reading fee: None.
  • Deadline: Postmark or electronic mail date stamp of Feb. 15, 2014.
  • Judging: a panel of writers and scholars in the field of Portuguese Literature and Culture will judge the applications on the basis of merit.

How to enter:

Enter online through our submittable account.

Or, enter through regular mail by sending the entry and reading fee to the follow address:

Dzanc Books
The DISQUIET Prize
610 S Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Questions: info@disquietinternational.org

** In the event that a winner is not chosen, all entrants will receive refunds in full on their entry fees. This prize is contingent on funding allotments from FLAD and while unlikely it is possible that the number or the amount of individual awards may be reduced. In this eventuality winners will be notified in advance.

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DISQUIET is a project of US-based Dzanc Books and the Portuguese Centro Nacional de Cultura with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation and many other organizations that make it possible for DISQUIET to offer, if we don’t say so ourselves, an incomparably immersive experience in literary and cultural Lisbon.

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