Dzanc Books Dis|Quiet, July 1-13, 2012

Interested in exploring writing through workshops and lectures in Lisbon, Portugal next summer?  Visit and find out more about Dis|Quiet, the Dzanc Books International Literary Program.  (There is also information about how to apply for the International Literature Award.) Faculty and guests will include EMU Professor Christine Hume.

Additional funding is available for EMU students.  For details, e-mail Prof. Hume at chume @

Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, June 19 – July 2

Dzanc Books - DISQUIET: International Literary Program 

Dzanc Books has annouced a literary program and multi-genre contest:

Dzanc Books announces the first annual DISQUIET: International Literary Program (ILP) in Lisbon, Portugal, to take place June 19 – July 1, 2011.

The program includes workshops and discussions with some of the most compelling writers from North America and Portugal in one of the most transfixing cities in the world.

We are holding a multi-genre contest in affiliation with the magazine of art and politics Guernica. Submissions should involve an international aspect, thereby broadening the landscape of North American literature outside of the borders of North America. The author of the winning piece wins airfare, accommodations, and a full tuition scholarship to the ILP plus publication in Guernica. Finalists will receive partial tuition scholarships and may be considered for publication.

In addition to the contest there are scholarships available for writers of Luso descent funded through our partner, the Luso-American Development Foundation.

Apply early to secure your spot in your chosen workshop.

For complete details, visit:

Deadlines approaching for Cellar Roots ’11 and Dzanc Books Short Story Contest

Just a reminder to not forget about the upcoming deadlines for these submission opportunities:

Cellar Roots

The deadline for Cellar Roots (2011 edition), the EMU student-produced literature and arts annual, is December 27, 2010.  Get full submission details here.

Dzanc Books

The deadline for the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Contest is December 31, 2010.  The winning author will have her/his collection published in the fall of 2013 as well as receive a $1,000 advance.  Entry fee is $20.  Get the full details here.

DISQUIET – new literary program in Lisbon, 2011

A new literary program from Dzanc Books has been annouced.  Here’s a snippet:

Announcing DISQUIET: The Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal

June 19 – July 1, 2011

Two weeks of writing workshops and lectures, discussions on the craft of writing, and immersion in Portuguese literature and culture with some of North America’s and Portugal’s finest writers.

For more info, check out the website or email:

The Collagist Seeking Submissions

The CollagistDzanc Books has announced its newest venture: an online journal called The Collagist. The first issue of The Collagist will be published on August 15th, 2009, and appear subsequently each month thereafter at Each month, The Collagist will deliver new short stories, poems, and essays from both emerging and established writers, an exclusive excerpt from a forthcoming novel, and book reviews.

The Collagist is immediately open for submissions in all categories.  Submissions guidelines can be found at: