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The 2017 QWF Awards are open for submissions.

The Quebec Writers' Federation holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in six categories. In November 2017, QWF will award six prizes of $2000 each to honour excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book, translation and children’s and young adult literature. Below are links to the calls for submissions and entry forms for each category. For further information about eligibility and submission criteria please contact the QWF office: admin@qwf.org or 514-933-0878.

Calls for Submissions:


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS [pdf]: A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry ● Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction ● Concordia University First Book Prize

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS [pdf]: Cole Foundation Prize for Translation 2017: French to English

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS [pdf]: The QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Longer Chapter Books, Middle-Grade and Young Adult Literature


Submission Forms


SUBMISSION FORM [pdf]: A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry ● Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction ● Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction

SUBMISSION FORM [pdf]: Concordia University First Book Prize

SUBMISSION FORM [pdf]: Cole Foundation Prize for Translation – French to English

SUBMISSION FORM [pdf]: QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Longer Chapter Books, Middle-Grade and Young Adult Literature




About the QWF Literary Awards

Every year, The Quebec Writers’ Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six $2,000 book prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The winners of these book prizes, of the 3Macs carte blanche prize, and of the Judy Mappin Community Award, are announced at our Gala each year, making it indisputably the most important literary event of the year for Quebec's English-language writers and their readers.