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