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The 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award Winner

Congratulations to Heather O'Neill, winner of Canada’s pre-eminent award for the best first Canadian collection of short fiction in the English language.


Announcing the 2016 Short Prose Competition winners

Congratulations to Deepam Wadds, the winner of the 2016 Short Prose Competition.


Canadian Writers Working Harder While Earning Less

Today's writers make 27% less for their work than in 1998. Read the full report from the Union's latest income survey of Canadian writers.


Publishing 2.0 - Tips & Traps Workshop

TWUC's professional development workshop series, Publishing 2.0 - Tips & Traps, is now available as a video. Purchase online for only $9.99!


Latest News

Call for Applications

Aug. 18 2016 Apply to UFV's Writer in Residence Program The Writer in Residence term lasts for ten weeks, from January to April of each year. The yearly application deadline is September 1. Candidates should have... More

Call for Applications

Aug. 16 2016 The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. This residency program is open to professional artists (including writers) from across... More

Aug. 8 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 24th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (of at least 2 published books), publishing professionals, professors... More

Press Release

Jun. 20 2016 The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Deepam Wadds has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 23rd annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for the best story... More