DISQUIET’s annual contest seeks the best in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The winner in each genre will be published: the fiction winner in Guernica; the nonfiction winner in Ninthletter.com; and the poetry winner in The Collagist. In addition, a grand prize winner, to be selected by an outside judge, will receive airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the DISQUIET program in Lisbon, Portugal in 2014. Finalists and other entrants deemed to be of the highest quality will be offered partial tuition scholarships.
- What to submit: Work of any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) is eligible.
- Eligibility: Entries must be in English. Entries may not have been previously published.
- Length: A single entry may include up to twenty pages of prose or ten poems. Prose pages must be double-spaced. Multiple entries must be accompanied by multiple reading fees.
- Reading fee: $15 USD (Checks made payable to Dzanc Books; if check is drawn in Canadian funds, please use the converter for the proper amount.) Reading fee may be applied to DISQUIET tuition in the event entrant does not win.
- Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
- Find all details here.
The DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal will run from June 29 - July 11, 2014, and will include core workshops in poetry, fiction, memoir & nonfiction, with afternoon workshops in songwriting and experimental poetry. There will also be literary walks, day trips, craft talks with leading editors, poetry manuscript consultations, and readings with North American and Portuguese writers in one of the world's most unforgettable cities.
Faculty and guests to include Sally Ashton, Dan Bern, Erica Dawson, Teolinda Gersão, Denis Johnson, David Lehman, Cyriaco Lopes, Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, Josip Novakovich, Alissa Nutting, José Luís Peixoto, Jacinto Lucas Pires, Patrícia Portela, Padgett Powell, Patrícia Reis, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Miriam Toews, Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, Rui Zink, and more. For more information about the DISQUIET International Literary Program visit the DISQUIET website.