The 2014 Quebec Writing Competition is open!

The competition is open to those 18 years or older. Please encourage the young people in your life to take a whirl! The deadline to submit short stories or creative non-fiction is May 31st. Visit: QWC online.

carte blanche #20 Winter 2014

It's now online! Visit carte blanche.

Attention Publishers

The 2014 QWF Awards are open for submission. Click here to view the calls for submission and entry forms.

QWF Spring 2014 One-day Workshops

Follow this link to find out what's on offer, then get in touch to register.

2013 QWF Awards Gala

Watch this video footage courtesy of carefulMEDIA.
Click here to view gala photos and a list of the QWF Award finalists, the winners of 2013 Quebec Writing Competition, and the winner of 2013 3macs carte blanche Prize.

The 2014 Writers in the Community Pyramid Campaign

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2014 "Pyramid Campaign" to support the wonderful work of our "Writers in the Community"! Read more.

WIC Pyramid Campaign

The 2014 QWF Mentorship Program takes place from February 1 to May 30, 2014.

Click here to see a list of writers selected to participate.

Happy Anniversary carte blanche!

Carte Blanche

carte blanche's 10th anniversary is this fall! We hope that you'll visit often this year to take in all of the special contributions that will be posted to celebrate.

Our beautiful hardcopy collector's edition of carte blanche Issue 15 is available through print-on-demand. Original art and design by Martha Ailish Moore. Get yours now!

StoryNet Mentorship Program for Non-Fiction Writers

QWF is pleased to announce the following results of the competition for the QAHN StoryNet2 Mentorship Program:

Mark Abley will mentor Casey Lambert of Montreal.
Marianne Ackerman will mentor Amy Fish of Hampstead.
Shelagh Plunkett will mentor Stephen Lessard of Montreal.

The mentors will guide their protegés in the preparation and submission of two articles each, which will appear in issues of the magazine Quebec Heritage News starting in December 2013.

This program was made possible by a grant to the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and is being administered by the Quebec Writers' Federation.

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Words and Music is the QWF's literary cabaret. It usually takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month at Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St-Laurent. Doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00.


The Writers Out Loud series showcases talented and personable English-language writers from across the province of Quebec.