Ends on October 15, 2017$14.00
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CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence Program


Call for Applications for the 2018 CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence

So you think you can blog? CBC Montreal and QWF are looking for this year’s fresh new voice to produce a series of 5 nonfiction blog posts of 400 to 600 words each on Montreal-related themes developed with CBC.

Posts will be delivered on deadline every 3 to 4 weeks and published on the CBC Montreal website. Throughout the year, the writer may also make guest appearances on both CBC Radio and CBC Television.

The CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence will receive $1,500.


Who should apply

This residency is open to any QWF member living in the Greater Montreal Area.

CBC and QWF encourage writers to reapply if they weren’t selected last year. Many applicants were in the running, but there was only one position available. You never know: a tweak to your application, a new idea for a blog subject, or a different juror may make the difference!

For an idea of the kinds of stories the CBC is looking for, you can view the blogs written by 2017 Writer-in-Residence Sarah Lolley on the CBC website.

Timeline
Deadline for Applications: Sunday, October 15 (midnight)
Interviews: November 6 to November 15
Official announcement: November 21 at the 2017 QWF Awards Gala
Writing residency: January to April, 2018

How to apply

Emerging and established writers living in the Greater Montreal Area are invited to apply. You must be a QWF member and be in the Montreal most of the time during the interview period and the residency period, and be available to appear at the QWF Gala on the evening of November 21. You do not have to have published a book.

Prepare the document described below in advance, and be prepared to make a PayPal payment or have your credit card handy when you log on. There is a $14 USD non-refundable submission fee.*

Sign in to your Submittable account below (bottom left) or click on the link below (bottom right) to set up 
a Submittable account if you don’t already have one. 

 Your application must include the following components combined into a single WORD document:

  • a one-page cover letter summarizing your writing interests, relevant experience, and the strengths you would bring to the Writer-in-Residency position.
  • 3 writing samples, at least one of which is nonfiction (maximum ten pages total)
  • 3 proposed topics for the CBC Montreal blog, focusing on the broad theme of "My Montreal.”
  • your detailed writing c.v.

Fill out the form below in order to complete your application. 

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2017.

* Our online submissions software is US-based.

Call for Applications from Quebec English-language Writers


DEADLINE: November 20, 2017


The QWF Mentorship program is designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Over a period of four months, mentors are expected to devote 35 to 40 hours to reading and responding to their protégé’s work and giving guidance towards the goal of publication or production. Protégés are expected to commit a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per month to the program. Remuneration for mentors is $1500. The only cost to protégés is a $20 USD* non-refundable application fee.

This program is intended for Quebec residents who do not have other resources at hand for professional mentorship. As such, students currently in writing programs and authors working with a professional editor/publisher are not eligible for this program. Nor are those who have already had a QWF mentorship. All participants must be QWF members in good standing as of February 1, 2018.

Both mentors and protégés will be selected by an independent jury. There is no guarantee that all genres will be included in the final pairings. Depending on geographical location, some of the Quebec mentorships may also be conducted primarily by email, Skype and telephone.

To Apply to Be a Mentor


Writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or young adult literature with at least one book published by a recognized professional publisher or an equivalent professional level of achievement, and playwrights or screenwriters with at least one full-length professional production are eligible to apply. Dramaturgs need not have had a play of their own published, but must have professional credentials. Teaching or mentoring experience is a plus.

To apply for the mentorship program, prepare a single WORD document that includes the following components:

1. a one-page bio listing your publications/productions, outlining your teaching experience, and listing the genres/disciplines on which you are qualified to advise;

2. a short description of your approach to mentoring;

3. a declaration of your availability during the period December 15, 2018 – June 15, 2018. (If selected for the program, you will receive applications from the shortlisted candidates in your genre in late November and be asked to rank your choices. The actual mentoring would take place from February 1 to May 31, 2018, with a public reading to be scheduled in early June 2018.)

If for some reason you cannot submit online, you may drop off or mail a copy of the document described above, along with your complete contact information to:


QWF Mentorship Program
Quebec Writers’ Federation
1200 Atwater Ave., Suite 3
Montreal, QC  H3Z 1X4


All hard-copy submissions MUST BE IN THE QWF OFFICE
 by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by the second week of January 2018.


The Quebec Writers’ Federation gratefully acknowledges the assistance of



Canada Council for the Arts  Conseil des arts du Canada Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec


For more information:
Telephone: (514) 933-0878  ●  info@qwf.org


*Our online submissions software is US-based.

Ends on November 20, 2017$20.00
$20.00

Call for Applications from Quebec English-language Writers


DEADLINE: November 20, 2017


The QWF Mentorship program is designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Over a period of four months, mentors are expected to devote 35 to 40 hours to reading and responding to their protégé’s work and giving guidance towards the goal of publication or production. Protégés are expected to commit a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per month to the program. Remuneration for mentors is $1500. The only cost to protégés is a $20 USD* non-refundable application fee.

This program is intended for Quebec residents who do not have other resources at hand for professional mentorship. As such, students currently in writing programs and authors working with a professional editor/publisher are not eligible for this program. Nor are those who have already had a QWF mentorship. All participants must be QWF members in good standing as of February 1, 2018.

Both mentors and protégés will be selected by an independent jury. There is no guarantee that all genres will be included in the final pairings. Depending on geographical location, some of the Quebec mentorships may also be conducted primarily by email, Skype and telephone.


To Apply for a Mentor


Emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays and young adult fiction or non-fiction are invited to apply to be mentored by an established author over a period of four months (approximately February 1, 2018-May 31, 2018). You should also be available for a public reading in the first half of June. There is a $20 USD* non-refundable submission fee.

To apply for the mentorship program, prepare the document described below. Please be prepared to pay the submission fee by credit card or PayPal.

Your application must include the following two components combined into a single WORD document that does NOT have your name or other identifying material anywhere in it (don’t worry—we will receive your name and contact information):

1. a one-page pitch telling which genre you are applying in, where you are in your development as a writer, and how your writing will benefit from a mentor’s guidance;  [please add genre selection menu to the submission form: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, young adult.]

2. an eight- to ten-page sample, double-spaced if prose, from the project you wish to work on. No more than ten pages will be forwarded to the jury. Do not put your name on this document.

If for some reason you cannot submit online, you may mail a copy of the document described above, along with your contact information on a separate sheet, and a $35 CAD cheque made out to “QWF” to:


Mentorship Program
Quebec Writers’ Federation
1200 Atwater Ave., Suite 3
Westmount, QC  H3Z 1X4


All hard copy submissions MUST BE IN THE QWF OFFICE by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by the second week of January 2018.


The Quebec Writers’ Federation gratefully acknowledges the assistance of:


Canada Council for the Arts  Conseil des arts du Canada Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec

For more information:
Telephone: (514) 933-0878  ●  info@qwf.org


*Our online submissions software is US-based.