Call for Applications: Writers in CEGEPs 2023-2024

Posted on: 31 August, 2023

Category: Calls for Submissions

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 15, 2023

Note: Writers who have already been approved for the Writers in CEGEPs program do not need to reapply.

The Quebec Writers’ Federation invites applications from published English-language writers to participate in the Writers in CEGEPs program.

Current honoraria are $500 per day for readings and lectures or writing workshops, $400 per day for meetings and discussions, or $200 for participation in a roundtable.

The Writers in CEGEPs program sends established English-language Quebec writers into CEGEP classrooms to promote language-arts skills and an appreciation of literature. Financed by the Government of Quebec, the program targets both public and private CEGEPs and is designed primarily for students enrolled in English literature courses.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate, writers must live in Quebec and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • at least one book published with a recognized publisher;
  • at least five texts published in recognized (peer-edited) journals (print or online);
  • at least one screenplay for cinema or television produced by a producer recognized by the CALQ or SODEC; or
  • at least one dramatic work either published by a recognized publisher or performed by a professional company.

Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will be accepted.

How to Apply

To participate in the Writers in CEGEPs program, you must be entered into the current repertoire. 

To apply to the repertoire:

  1. Go to the Submittable form. Create a Submittable profile if you do not already have one.
  2. Upload the following two documents:
    • A single PDF file that contains the following:
      • Your literary c.v. (maximum 2 pages), including a description of your literary work; any work, projects, or personal background relevant to your writing; and relevant experience in mentoring, teaching, or facilitating creative writing or related activities.
      •  A description of your proposed activities, including whether you prefer lectures and readings, writing workshops, meetings/discussions, or roundtable discussions; what literary and pedagogical activities your visit might include; your pedagogical and/or presentation approach; and any specifically appropriate courses or units.
      • Any other biographical or critical material a CEGEP might use to promote your visit (e.g. reviews, interviews, links, etc.).
    • A single PDF file that includes a minimum of 25 pages of your published work from books or articles or from a produced screenplay or performed dramatic work.

The submission period will close at 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 15, 2023.

A selection committee composed of writers and teachers familiar with the CEGEP milieu will review the material.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in early October. Successful applicants will receive additional information at that time.

For more information, please visit the Writers in CEGEPs webpage or contact