Editorial Mentorship at carte blanche

This program is open to you if you are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour.

The 2022 Editorial Mentorship with carte blanche will be announced in January 2022.

The Quebec Writers’ Federation will announce the 2022 Editorial Mentorship at carte blanche, QWF’s online literary journal, in October 2021. This opportunity is a component of QWF’s new Fresh Pages initiative and is designed to help an aspiring literary artist who is Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour develop skills in selecting and editing work for a literary journal.

Learn all about editing literary magazines and what it means to be an editor who works with writers to bring their best narrative to readers.

About this Mentorship

  • You will receive:
    • approximately 15 hours of mentorship between March 1 and May 30, 2022;
    • a $300 honorarium;
    • and a free one-year membership in the Quebec Writers’ Federation.
  • The mentor and genre for 2022 will be announced in October 2021.
  • You will be taught to read submissions, decide what to publish in the next few issues, and work with writers on editing selections. You will also have the chance to solicit work from a writer you admire.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must live in Quebec and be Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour.
  • There is no age or publication requirement. We invite students and seniors to apply.
  • Writers who are currently working as an editor for a professional magazine or literary journal are not eligible to apply.


  • Call for applications: January 2022
  • Deadline for applications: February 2022
  • Notification of results: Late-February 2022
  • Mentorship period: March 1 – May 30, 2022

2021 Program – Non-fiction

Guest Editor: Poonam Dhir
carte blanche Non-fiction Editor: Jenny Ferguson

2020 Program – Poetry

Guest Editor: Carolin Huang
carte blanche Poetry Editor: Marcela Huerta