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The 2016 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Submissions are now open for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best first collection of short fiction in the English language. 

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Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

Submissions are being accepted for the 24th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. 

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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.

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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!

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Press Release

Nov. 29 2016 Nearly 1,100 Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors, and other members of the creative class have signed a joint... More

Contest

Nov. 28 2016 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 24th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers  |  $2,500 PRIZE The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted... More

Press Release

Nov. 17 2016 JURY ANNOUNCED and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ISSUED FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Gleed family are pleased to announce the jury for the $10,000... More

Event

Oct. 24 2016 On November 3, Join Rukhsana Khan and Drew Hayden Taylor in conversation with Cherie Dimaline as they discuss what it means to write about — and against — injustice... More