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DISQUIET Literary Prize




Submissions are now open  for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre, by a writer who has not yet published more than one book. Results are expected in early March. Three winners 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 tenth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 21 - July 3, 2020. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants may also be considered for financial aid.


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Eyelands 9th Short Story Contest




Welcome to Eyelands 9th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Round Midnight”. The competition has been running for 9 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2019

Theme of the contest: “Round Midnight”

Word Limit: 2.500 words

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through & strangedays books.

All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books.

An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in online literary magazine.

Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

Entry fee: 10 €


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Autobiography and Fiction with Electric Literature | Literary Arts







This program is for writers working in autobiography, fiction, and auto-fiction. With the support of guest faculty, participants will explore the distinctions and intersecting themes between genres, such as when to be beholden to the truth and when to break free from it, writing fiction vs. memoir (and how to decide which is which), and teasing satisfying narrative threads from real life. 

Through these themes and questions, guest faculty will help writers develop their own unique voice and approach to writing autobiography, memoir, and fiction.

What does the program offer?

Over two weeks, writers will have time and space to work on their individual manuscripts. Editors Halimah Marcus and Jess Zimmerman, from Electric Literature will be available for editorial consultations and will lead a group seminar on strategies for getting published. 

Guest faculty Meredith Talusan and Susan Choi will lead group and individual discussions around the program’s themes and approaches relevant to the process of writing narrative fiction, auto-fiction, memoir, autobiography, and other related subgenres. 

The program will feature a guest speaker event featuring award-winning Canadian writer Dionne Brand, as well as two reading nights featuring writers reading from their works in progress alongside guest faculty.

Who should apply? 

We welcome all writers (emerging and established) writing auto-fiction, autobiography, and memoir, from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

What's Included

  • Single Room
  • Regular Meal Plan
  • Showcase Your Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives
  • Box Office Discounts
  • Participant Resources

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program fee (single room)* $2 218.22 +GST
Program fee with financial assistance (single room)* $1 109.11 +GST

Application fee: $35. The application fee for this program has been reduced through our partnership with Electric Literature.

*Financial Aid of up to 50% of the program fee is available for this program. 

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