An exciting announcement for a crisp, fall morning: the finalists for the 2017 3Macs carte blanche Prize, as selected by juror and Griffin Poetry Prize-winning Liz Howard, are Kasia Juno (fiction), Domenica Martinello (creative non-fiction), and Lauren Turner (poetry)! While we wait for the unveiling of the winner, we invite you to read their nominated publications: “The House On Carbonate,” “Ferrante In the Cellar,” and “Self-Trolling,” respectively.
The winner will be announced at the Quebec Writers’ Federation Gala on November 21 and will receive a cash prize and a trophy–originally handcrafted by Glen LeMesurier.
Kasia Juno is a writer, teacher, and doctoral student based in Montreal. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best Canadian Poetry Anthology (2015), The Rumpus, Maisonneuve Magazine, The Puritan, Cosmonauts Avenue, Frog Hollow City Series Anthology, and the Minola Review, among others. Kasia received the Quebec Writer’s Federation Short Story Prize (2009) and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize (2017). “The House on Carbonate” was long-listed for the CBC Short Story Prize (2016). @kasiajuno
Domenica Martinello is a writer from Montreal. She has a collection forthcoming from Coach House Books (2018), and is the author of the poetry chapbook Interzones (2015). She is also an interviews editor for CWILA: Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Domenica’s recent poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Vallum, PRISM, CV2, The Winnipeg Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She is completing an MFA in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. @domenicahope
Lauren Turner is a Montreal-based poet and writer with a poetry chapbook forthcoming from Knife Fork Book in 2018. Her work has appeared in Geist, Arc Magazine, Minola Review, ottawater, and Bywords. She is a past recipient of the Diana Brebner Prize and a graduate of Concordia University’s MA program in Creative Writing. @sickpoettheory