Editorial Mentorship at carte blanche

The Guest Editorship (Poetry) at carte blanche
is accepting applications for 2022

This opportunity is a component of QWF’s 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 about editing literary magazines and help curate a special poetry section at the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s online literary magazine, carte blanche. Part of QWF’s “Fresh Pages” initiative, this temporary, part-time, paid opportunity is designed to help an aspiring literary artist who is Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour, develop skills in curating and editing a literary magazine.

The successful candidate will receive mentorship from carte blanche Editor in Chief, Greg Santos. The mentorship will go to a Quebec-based writer who shows promise and has demonstrated an interest in poetry, but who has not yet had an opportunity to work as an editor.

The selected writer will work as a co-editor with Santos to help curate a special poetry section devoted to writing at-risk youth and young adults from the QWF’s Writers in the Community program for the Fall 2022 issue carte blanche.

You will receive:

  • approximately 15 hours of mentorship between September 1 and November 30 2022;
  • a $400 honorarium;
  • and a free one-year membership in the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Your Mentor

Greg Santos is a poet, editor, and educator. He is the author of Ghost Face (DC Books, 2020) and several other poetry collections. He is an adoptee with Cambodian, Portuguese, and Spanish heritage. He is the Editor in Chief of the QWF’s online literary magazine, carte blanche. He regularly works with youth and at-risk communities and is a course leader and designer at The Thomas More Institute. He lives in tio’tia:ke/Montréal with his family.

It was such a pleasure to work under the mentorship of Greg Santos as the Fresh Pages guest editor at carte blanche this autumn. It was such a rich experience that taught me a lot about the curatorial process—something that I was completely new to. I am so grateful to have been offered this mentorship with the help of Quebec Writers Federation. I am so happy that learning opportunities like this exist for BIPOC writers and creatives to explore the literary publication process.

Mahta Riaza, 2022 editorial mentorship

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