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$15.00 USD

Ends on 10/15/2015

Call for Applications for the 2016 CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence

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

The selected writer will be responsible for producing a series of 5 nonfiction blog posts of 400 to 600 words each on Montreal-related themes to be developed with CBC staff and delivered on deadline every 3 to 4 weeks. They will be published on the CBC Montreal website. The writer will also make guest appearances on both CBC Radio and CBC Television.

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


Deadline for Applications:  October 15
Interviews:  November 1 to November 15
Official announcement:  November 18 at the 2015 QWF Awards Gala
Writing residency: January to April, 2016

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 18. You do not have to have published a book.

There is a $15 non-refundable submission fee.

Applications are to be made in the CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence form in Submittable. 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. 

Follow the directions below from Submittable to set up an account if you don’t already have one. 

Your application must include the following components combined into a single WORD document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .or odt):

  • 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.

All submissions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2015.

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