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Third Annual Dzanc Books/Guernica International Literature Award Now Open for Entries

October 29, 2012

Enter now for a chance to win a full scholarship to DISQUIET 2013 in Lisbon.
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The DISQUIET International Literary Program grants the Dzanc Books/Guernica International Literature Award yearly to poetry, fiction, or nonfiction by a North American writer that addresses themes or settings beyond the U.S. and Canada. The recipient will receive a full scholarship to DISQUIET 2013, two weeks of writing workshops and cultural programs to take place in Lisbon from June 30-July 12, as well as the publication of the winning entry in Guernica. Finalists and selected entrants will receive partial scholarships.

In 2012, novelist Colson Whitehead awarded the International Literature Award to Kaitlin Solimine for her short story “American Nurse.” Set in wartime China, the story offers an intimate glimpse of memory, struggle, and moral failure.

The entry fee is $15 and applicants may submit up to three poems or a single prose piece no more than thirty double-spaced pages in length. Submissions can be uploaded using the ILP International Literature Award form at To submit applications through the mail, please visit the DISQUIET website for instructions.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. For more details, go to or contact

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