In fall 2020, The Common, in partnership with the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, will publish a portfolio from the Lusosphere: Portugal and its colonial and linguistic diaspora. We hope to include writers from and works about the many countries and communities that make up this diverse diaspora. Writers need not speak Portuguese or live in a Portuguese-speaking country to submit.
We seek pieces in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid works. Pieces may be written originally in English or Portuguese. If written originally in Portuguese, please provide an English-language sample of at least 30% of the piece.
Submissions open July 1 and close on November 15, 2019. Early submissions are very much encouraged, as we will accept pieces until the portfolio is full.Deadline extended to November 22nd, 2019!
Q: What if I’m busy and can’t work on the week’s prompts? Will they expire?
A: No. While we hope that writing every week is part of your program experience, we understand that life gets in the way. The prompts are yours to download and keep, so you can start writing whenever you have time.
LANDA WO Strasbourg’s position at the crossroads of France and Germany makes the cuisine of Alsace highly original. The traveller cannot leave Strasbourg without trying Alsatian sauerkraut, Baeckeoffe casserole, Coq au Riesling, Tarte à l’oignon [onion tart], Tourte [pie], Flammekueche or tarte flambée, and hot wine and bredele cakes.
RUBEM BRAGA Through radar, the Americans made contact with the moon, which of course is exciting. But the most important event of the week happened with my cornstalk. In my backyard, in a pile of dirt the gardener gathered, something was born that might have been grass...