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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.

Introducing our new comics editor, Francine Yulo!

There are things you can do with words and pictures that you can’t do with just either one. It’s especially helpful when you don’t know you already have the words, or know what language they ought to be in. For that, the humble comics panel is a box that’s always been bigger on the inside. Read more →

Announcing the Recipient of the 2021 Fresh Pages Editorial Mentorship in Creative Nonfiction: Poonam Dhir!

carte blanche is pleased to announce that Poonam Dhir has been named the recipient of the 2021 Fresh Pages Editorial Mentorship in Creative Nonfiction. Congratulations! As a poet, storyteller and  [More…]