Announcing Liz Howard as the Judge of the 2017 3Macs carte blanche Prize

We’re delighted to announce that the finalists of this year’s 3Macs will be selected by poet Liz Howard. The winner will be announced at the Quebec Writers’ Federation Gala in Fall 2017.


Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, the first time the prize has been awarded to a debut collection. It was also a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and received an honourable mention for the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of Guelph.

The 3Macs carte blanche Prize is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding submission by a Quebec writer, artist or translator that has been published in carte blanche within the year. The prize is sponsored by David Goodridge from MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier (3Macs) Inc., a Division of Raymond James. The winner of last year’s 3Macs Prize was Lesley Trites, for her story “Rabbits with Red Eyes.”