Announcing the CNFC/carte blanche Creative Nonfiction Competition


We’re doing it again! carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) have teamed up to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest.

The winner will receive $750 and have their text published in carte blanche. The winner will be announced in May 2018 at the CNFC 14th Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

WHAT: Original, previously unpublished creative nonfiction  – maximum word length 3,000 words (no minimum). Literary journalism, memoir, the personal or lyric essay—all are welcome.

WHO: The competition is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

WHEN: The deadline is November 30th, 2017 midnight ET. 

Members of the CNFC receive a discount on the entry fee. To find out about becoming a member, go to

HOW: Submissions accepted via our online submission form only. The contest will be judged blind so PLEASE don’t put your name or contact information on the actual submission.

CONTEST CLOSES: November 30, midnight ET.

Choose the applicable submission fee (regular or CNFC member) via the Price Level dropdown in the Payment section below.