Luso-American Fellowships

A collaboration between Dzanc Books and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) has made possible four full fellowships for writers of Luso descent from North America to attend DISQUIET in Lisbon in 2019. To be eligible for the fellowship, 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 stipend, accommodations, and full tuition to the 2019 DISQUIET Program in Lisbon and a place in our 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 fellowship 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 January 10, 2019.
  • 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 to the following address:

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

Questions: info@disquietinternational.org

** 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.