Back to Multigenre Opportunities

The DISQUIET Literary Prize (Deadline January 5)

The DISQUIET Prize is now open for submissions! Entries will be accepted in ficton, nonfiction, and poetry through January 5, 2024. 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 twelfth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon (June 23-July 5, 2024).

Genre winners will receive a tuition waiver for DISQUIET 2024 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.

The Program

The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

The program is premised on several beliefs: That the conversations and exchange of ideas that result from meeting writers from around the world pushes one’s own work beyond the boundaries of the self. That all writers need a community to support and sustain them. That stepping out of the routine of one’s daily life and into a vibrant, rich, and new cultural space unsettles the imagination, loosens a writer’s reflexes… To those ends: Come be DISQUIET-ed with us!