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2021 carte blanche prize shortlist!

We at carte blanche are thrilled to announce the 2021 carte blanche Prize finalists, as selected by juror, Gillian Sze.

The shortlisted writers are Helen Chau Bradley (Fiction), Noa Padawer-Blatt (Fiction), and M-X Marin (CNF)!

The carte blanche Prize is awarded once a year in recognition of an outstanding submission by a Quebec-based writer or translator.

Call for Applications: Fiction Editor; Creative Nonfiction Editor

carte blanche, founded in 2004, is the official online magazine of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. We are celebrating over 15 years of promoting poetry, creative nonfiction, comics, translation, photography, fiction,  [More…]

Call for Submissions: Issue 42, Open Theme

Issue 42 of carte blanche, will be an open theme and we invite writers and artists living with visible or invisible disabilities to submit their work for this issue. Submissions via Submittable will be open between July 21st and August 21st 2021. Read more →

Time is Money. How Much Did You Inherit?

Read the last post in our Resilience: Resistance series curated by Mirabel aka Avleen K. Mokha with a post from the curator herself. As a person of colour in Canada, I have noticed that artists find it difficult to talk about money. It doesn’t make for casual conversation at a literary event. Understandably. It is hard to bring up money while you use silverware to delicately place cheese over crackers, while holding a glass of wine.