DEADLINE EXTENSION: The CNFC & carte blanche are looking for your best CNF!

There’s still time to submit to the carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest!


Winners will be announced in May 2018 at the annual CNFC conference in Toronto, Ontario. First prize includes payment of $750 and publication in carte blanche.

WHAT: Original, previously unpublished creative nonfiction – maximum word length 3,000 words (no minimum). Literary journalism, memoir, the personal or lyric essay—all are welcome.  

WHO: The competition is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

WHEN: The new deadline is December 10, 2017 at midnight EST.

Members of the CNFC receive a discount on the entry fee. To find out about becoming a member, go to

HOW: Submissions accepted via our online submission form only. The contest will be judged blind so PLEASE don’t put your name or contact information on the actual submission.

Read our blog and social media updates for more detail about the kind of work we’re seeking, along with helpful links.

Looking for some inspiration? Read last year’s winning submission, “A Chaotic Jumble of Infinite Possibility” by Joshua Levy. 


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