Multi-genre award for the best poetry, fiction, or nonfiction on any subject. Entries must be in English. Entries may not be previously published.
The winner in each genre will be published. The grand prize winner will also receive a full scholarship, including tuition, lodging, and a $1,000USD travel stipend, to attend the Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Runners-up will also be considered for merit-based scholarships.
One entry may include up to six poems (to a maximum of ten pages) or a single prose piece up to twenty-five double-spaced pages in length. Excerpts from longer works are welcome. Multiple entries must be accompanied by multiple reading fees.
Deadline: January 31st, 2018
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 2018 ILP in Lisbon to attend 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 discounts.
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). Excerpts from longer works are welcome.
There is no reading fee.
Deadline: Postmark or electronic mail date stamp of Feb. 9, 2018