carte blanche Prize

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

The winner will receive a cash prize and a unique trophy “The Lori” created by Montreal artist Glen LeMesurier.

The prize was formerly known as the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, sponsored by 3Macs, a division of Raymond James. Thanks to Mark Gallop for being the founding sponsor of the prize.

Past winners of the carte blanche Prize:

2020 – It’s a Slow Ride, by Alexei Perry Cox
Jurors: Greg Santos (Editor-in-Chief) and Zoe Shaw (Managing Editor)

2019 – Aquanauts, by Eliza Robertson
Juror: Alessandra Naccarato

2018 – loss of (her)self, by Alisha Dukelow
Juror: Madeleine Thien

2017 – FERRANTE IN THE CELLAR: A Vulgar Appreciation, by Domenica Martinello
Juror: Liz Howard

2016 – Rabbits With Red Eyes, by Lesley Trites
Juror: Nick Mount

2015 – Self-Serve, by Deborah VanSlet
Juror: Kathleen Winter

2014 – It’s Late, Doctor Schweizter, by Didier Leclair, translated by Elaine Kennedy and Sheryl Curtis published in Issue 20.
Juror: Lisa Moore

2013 – Bluefooted by Juliet Waters
Juror: Nina Bunjevac

2012 – Aria by Heather Davis
Juror: Kevin Chong

2011 – Like This Together by Gillian Sze
Juror: Joseph Salvatore
2011 Finalists

2010 – Something Important and Delicate by Mark Paterson
Juror: Neil Smith
Finalists: Picnic by Sarah Gilbert and Letters Out by Finn Clarke

  • 2014 Lori

    2014 Lori

  • 2013 Lori

    2013 Lori