The QWF College Writers Award

QWF established a prize for young writers in 2017. In 2021, it was relaunched as the QWF College Writers Award. It will be awarded to a Quebec resident who is enrolled in one of the sponsoring colleges: Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, Marianopolis, and Vanier.

This year’s prize will be awarded for the best short story, poem, or work of nonfiction written in English between August 15, 2020 and June 4, 2021. The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced at the QWF Awards Gala in Montreal on November 24, 2021.

2021 submissions closed


The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced at the QWF Awards Gala in Montreal on November 24, 2021.

Winners archive

Winners are selected by a new jury of three each year.

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2019

Supported by Le Conseil des arts de Montréal and Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott and Vanier Colleges

Winner

Head of Heaven (published in Footprints) by  François Provencher

Jury

Justin Lauzon
Jason Selman
Shannon Webb-Campbell

2018


Winner

You, Icarus (published in The Antigonish Review) by  Emily Crompton

Jury

Rebecca Păpacaru
Julie Paul
Mike Payette

2017


Winner

Artemsia Absinthum (published in Headlight Anthology, Concordia University) by  Nicola Sibthorpe

Jury

Sarah Burgoyne
Heather Jessup
Garry Thomas Morse

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