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The fifth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books, will be held from June 28 through July 10 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft talks, and literary walks. The faculty includes poets David Caplan and Terri Witek; and fiction writers Arthur Flowers, Noy Holland, and Rachel Kushner. Participating editors and publishers include Jordan Bass of McSweeney’s Publishing and Catherine Tice of the New York Review of Books. Tuition is $1,950; lodging and meals are not included. The Dzanc Books annual literary contest, valued at $5,000, includes full tuition, airfare, and lodging, and will be given to one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by February 1. Four full scholarships are also available for North American writers of Luso descent. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a personal statement by February 15. There is no application fee. For general conference applications, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a refundable $150 tuition deposit. Financial aid is available. Admission is made on a rolling basis. E-mail or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Disquiet: The International Literary Program, Dzanc Books, 610 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002.