Contests / Fellowships

The DISQUIET Literary Prize

The contest is now closed! Winners will be announced in March.

Entries were accepted in ficton, nonfiction, and poetry through January 9, 2023. One winner in each category 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 (June 25-July 7, 2023).

Genre winners will receive a tuition waiver for DISQUIET 2023 in addition to publication.

Winners who are unable to attend the progam in Lisbon may elect to receive a $1000 cash prize in lieu of the tuition waiver.

Read the contest guidelines or enter at Submittable.

Extended Deadline: January 9, 2023. Reading fee: $15

Luso/a-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 the DISQUIET ILP’s Writing the Luso Experience workshop in Lisbon in 2023.

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 accommodations, a travel stipend, and full tuition to the 2023 ILP in Lisbon to attend the multi-genre workshop “Writing the Luso Experience” (June 25-July 7) with other writers from Portugal and North America. Runners-up will be offered partial tuition scholarships.

Deadline: January 9, 2023

Read the guidelines or apply at Submittable.