The dates

The 17th edition of Quais du Polar will take place from July 2 to 4, 2021.

For this new edition, Quais du Polar will set sail for Europe! An unprecedented journey leading us to meet our neighbors, more or less close geographically and culturally speaking, but all united by one shared  project : Europe. Weakened by Brexit and the many crisis that have affected it, what meaning does Europe have for writers today? What units and defines us? Can we characterize European literature? Where does noir genre literary stand in Europe? Is the European noir genre able to compete with it Anglo-Saxon cousin? We will question the present authors and travel with them toward our shared history and the unique history of each country.

This year again, the festival will echo with various musical, cinematic and multidisciplinary projects.

Until then, you can dive back into the festival atmosphere by listening to the conferences of the precedent editions.

Become a jury 

APPLY TO BE PART OF THE JURY FOR THE QUAIS DU POLAR / 20 MINUTES PRIZE READERS

– CLOSED –

 

Name the francophone noir genre novel of the year and participate to the election of the 17th prizewinner of the Quais du Polar / 20 Minutes Readers Prize.

Quais du Polar, the international noir genre literature and cinema festival and the daily newspaper 20 Minutes invite applications to form the new official jury of the Quais du Polar / 20 Minutes Readers Prize. This jury will be responsible for choosing “the” francophone noir genre novel of the 2020 year among a 6 novel pre-selection.

Send us a letter explaining why you want to be a part of this jury and presenting your literary tastes. Don’t forget to mention your civil state, profession and place of residence, allowing us to establish a sample group in the jury. You must send you application before the 11 of December, 2020, 12 p.m (justified by the postmark or the e-mail date)

Deadline: 1rst of January, 2021, 12 p.m
Jury members selection: 8 of January, 2021
Deliberation: 5 of June, 2021 in Lyon (journey taking care of by Quais du Polar)

Participate as an author

AUTHORS APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 EDITION ARE CLOSED

– FOR THE 2022 EDITION –

Authors who wish to participate to the 2022 edition must have been publishing a new novel between March 2021 and March 2022. To submit an application, send us a copy of your novel (or an arguments if the novel hasn’t been published yet) between September and November 2021. If your submission is taken on, we will contact you in December.

Submit a project echoing to the festival line-up

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT TO BE A PART OF QUAIS DU POLAR 2021 PROGRAMME

– IN PROGRESS –

Every year we invite you to be a part of the festival, following your ideas and current programme, under the form that will highlight your activity and projects. One single rule: to stick with dark and noir genre novel style!

Deadline: 6 of March, 2021
Project selection: 14 of March, 2021

Deadline for communication supports delivery: 18 of march, 2021

CALL FOR PROJECT 2021