2023 Bédélys Independent Submissions Now Open


2023 Bédélys Independent Submissions Now Open

Self-publishing has always been present in the Quebec comics community, whether as part of the development of new talent or as a choice to produce alternative and diverse works.

This is why the Montreal Comic Arts Festival believes in the importance of presenting these artists in its programming and highlighting their work through the Bédélys awards.

Bédélys Independent

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The Bédélys Independent Awards (Francophone and Anglophone) recognize the best self-published comics in Quebec. Each of these prizes comes with a $1,000 grant, an original trophy and a shared table at the next Festival.

Selection Criteria

  • Francophone or Anglophone self-published comics in 2023;
  • Quebec resident artist;
  • A print version must exist, webcomics that are not published in print will not be eligible;
  • No artwork generated in whole or in parts by Artificial Intelligent (AI) is accepted.

A jury composed of readers who work in the book industry will evaluate the comics received based on the artistic quality, writing and originality of the work.

Submit Your Application

To participate, you must fill out the online form and submit your work in two copies

You can send or leave an envelope with the name of the Bédélys Awards at one of the following addresses:

By mail, to MCAF’s office – 4452 Saint-Denis St, #402, Montreal, H2J 2L1

In person, at one of our partner bookstores:

  • Planète BD Bookstore – 4077 Saint-Denis St, Montreal, H2W 2M7
  • Crossover Comics – 3560 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, H4C 1P4
  • L’Euguélionne, Feminist Bookstore – 1426 Rue Beaudry, Montréal, QC H2L 3E5

You have until Sunday, January 7, 2024 to participate.

If you have any questions, please write to bedelys@fbdm-mcaf.ca.

We look forward to reading you!