3Macs carte blanche Prize

The 3Macs carte blanche Prize is awarded once a year in recognition of an outstanding submission to QWF’s online literary journal, carte blanche, by a Quebec writer, artist, or translator. Winners receive a cash prize and a unique trophy—“The Lori”—created by Montreal artist Glen LeMesurier.

Winners archive

A short list is selected by the editors of the journal, and the winner is selected by a single juror.

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2018


Winner

loss of (her)self (Issue 33) by  Alisha Dukelow

Finalists

2nd place Tracking Animal (Issue 33) by  Oana Avasilichioaei
3rd place Bow (Issue 34) by  Kaie Kellough

Jury

Madeleine Thien

2017


Winner

Ferrante In the Cellar: A Vulgar Appreciation (Issue 29) by  Domenica Martinello

Finalists

2nd place The House On Carbonate (Issue 30) by  Kasia Juno
3rd place Self-Trolling (Issue 29) by  Lauren Turner

Jury

Liz Howard

2016


Winner

Rabbits with Red Eyes (Issue 28) by  Lesley Trites

Finalists

2nd place The Radium Girls (Issue 26) by  Larissa Andrusyshyn
3rd place Bridges We Build (Issue 26) by  André Simoneau

Jury

Nick Mount

2015


Winner

Self-Serve (Issue 24) by  Deborah Van Slet

Finalists

2nd place Old Shit I Still Feel Guilty About (Issue 23) by  Cathon
3rd place Holy Treasures (Issue 23) by  Deborah Ostrovsky

Jury

Kathleen Winter

2014


Winner

“It’s Late, Doctor Schweitzer” by Didier Leclair (Issue 20) Translated by Elaine Kennedy and Sheryl Curtis

Finalists

2nd place Dung Beetle (Issue 22) by  Larissa Andrusyshyn
3rd place The Dad Was Drinking (Issue 20) by  Mark Paterson

Jury

Lisa Moore

2013


Winner

Bluefooted (Issue 19) by  Juliet Waters

Finalists

2nd place Finding Snow in Wyoming (Issue 18) by  Lindsay Foran
3rd place Death in the Midden by Nicolas Chalifour (Issue 17) Translated by Caitlin Stall Paquet

Jury

Nina Bunjevac

2012


Winner

Aria (Issue 15) by  Heather Davis

Finalists

2nd place The Warmth of Steel and Snow (Issue 15) by  Chris Chew
3rd place William and Robbie (Issue 15) by  Ian McGillis

Jury

Kevin Chong

2011


Winner

Like This Together (Issue 13) by  Gillian Sze

Finalists

2nd place A Sunset (Issue 14) by  Daniel Ha
3rd place EX(o)ilium by Rodica Draghincescu (Issue 13) Translated by Howard Scott

Jury

Joseph Salvatore

2010


Winner

Something Important and Delicate (Issue 11) by  Mark Paterson

Finalists

2nd place Picnic (Issue 11) by  Sarah Gilbert
3rd place Letters Out (Issue 12) by  Finn Clarke

Jury

Neil Smith

2009


Winner

Changing Winter Tires (Issue 9) by  Julie Mahfood

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