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Announcing the 2015 SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

Now accepting submissions for the 22nd annual Short Prose Competition for developing writers. $2,500 prize. Deadline: March 1, 2015.

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Now Accepting Submissions for Danuta Gleed Literary Award

The Danuta Gleed Literary Award is Canada’s pre-eminent award for the best first Canadian collection of short fiction in the English language. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015,

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Register now: Publishing 2.0 Workshop

TWUC's professional development workshop series, Publishing 2.0 - Tips & Traps is visiting five cities this Fall/Winter. Register now!

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Amazon.com-Hachette Dispute Bad for All Authors

TWUC’s thoughts on the ongoing fight between Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com. Resolve this before more authors get hurt.

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Dec. 16 2014 The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 22nd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of... More

Dec. 12 2014 The Writers’ Union of Canada has been very active internationally over the past year, ensuring the rights of writers are properly represented in ongoing copyright talks at the World Intellectual... More

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Nov. 18 2014 The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Gleed family are pleased to announce the jury for the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for the best first Canadian collection of... More

Nov. 17 2014 Writer in Residence Position – PoetryToronto Reference Library, February – May 2016 Remuneration: $16,000 for four-month term Toronto Public Library invites applications from... More