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$15.00 USD

Multi-genre award for the best poetry, fiction, or nonfiction on any subject, by an author who has not yet published more than one book with a major publisher. 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. 

 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.


  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. Entries should be the work of a single author. Stand-alone excerpts from longer works are welcome. Multiple entries must be accompanied by multiple reading fees.

Deadline: January 15, 2021




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