Contests / Fellowships

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

Submissions are now closed for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre, by a writer who has not yet published more than one book with a major press. Results are expected in early March. 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 tenth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon. In the event the 2021 Lisbon program can’t be held due to coronavirus restrictions, genre and grand prize winners can choose to delay the prize trip to a future year or accept a substitute cash prize of $1,000 each.

Read the contest guidelines or enter at Submittable.

Extended deadline: January 22, 2021. Reading fee: $15


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Denis Johnson STAGAYA & Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Scholarships and Luso-American Fellowships to the Lisbon program will be paused for 2021. We look forward to resuming these awards in 2022.