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The 2015 QWF Awards are currently open for submission.

The Quebec Writers' Federation holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in six categories. In November 2015, QWF will award six prizes of $2,000 each to honour excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book, translation and children’s and young adult literature. The calls for submissions and entry forms for each category are listed on this page and are available to download. For further information about eligibility and submission criteria please call the QWF office at 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 Transation: French to English

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS[pdf]: QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. NEW ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION THIS YEAR


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

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

SUBMISSION FORM[pdf]: QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

SUBMISSION FORM[pdf]: Concordia University First Book Prize


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.