Call for Applications: Comics Editor

carte blanche, founded in 2004, is the official online magazine of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. We are celebrating over 13 years of promoting poetry, creative nonfiction, comics, translation, photography, fiction, and literary commentary from Quebec, Canada, and around the world. With ongoing support from the Canada Council of the Arts and private donations, carte blanche is able to pay all of its contributors, and maintains a dynamic and unique niche online.

Currently, carte blanche is seeking an enthusiastic member to join the Montreal-based editorial team:

Comics Editor — the comics editor works both independently and in collaboration with the editorial team to help steer the magazine forward. The successful candidate would lead the comics section of carte blanche for three issues per year (winter, spring/summer and fall). Their responsibilities would include evaluating all comics submissions received, organize submissions, and respond to artists through Submittable. The candidate should have at least a year of experience working within the comics community in some capacity. Please note that it is not necessary to be a comics creator to fulfill this position.

The position receives a modest annual stipend. It is an ideal position for any individual not depending on it for a full-time living, but nevertheless committed to contributing to and being part of a flourishing community online.

Interested candidates should send a brief summary of their qualifications and reasons for applying to before February 20, 2021. The positions’ duties will formally commence March 2021 with work on the Spring 2021 issue. Since carte blanche is a Montreal-based publication it is suggested but not a requirement for the candidate to reside in Montreal.

carte blanche, as affiliated with the QWF, actively seeks to maximize diversity in its staff, part-time employees, membership, and board of directors. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and encourage Indigenous persons, persons of colour, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming persons, persons with disabilities, women, and members of any other marginalized group to self‐identify if they are comfortable doing so.