carte blanche was founded in 2004 by members of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Since then it has grown into an internationally recognized literary magazine.

From 2011 to 2015, carte blanche had a partnership with the live storytelling series, This Really Happened, which takes place both in Montreal and throughout Canada. Some archived stories appear on our website.

Past winners of the carte blanche Quebec prize:

2009 – Changing Winter Tires, by Julie Mahfood
2008 – Wyoming is Haunted, by J.R. Carpenter

carte blanche Issue prizes:

Issue 6 – Mother Tongue, by Joni Dufour
Issue 5 – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, by Tracy Evans
Issue 4 – Something Good, by Sue Sorisky
Issue 3 – Hot Dogs on Everything, by Mark Paterson
Issue 2 – Taking the Bus from Regina to Saskatoon, by Elise Moser
Issue 1 – Tateh and the Angel of Death, by Gina Roitman

Other accolades

The nonfiction story “Sounds of Silence,” by Nanette Rayman Rivera was chosen by Dzanc Books for their Best of the Web 2010 anthology.