The national organization of
professionally published writers.

THE DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

The Union is thrilled to announce the short list of nominees for the 27th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, in recognition of the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.
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Getting published

Finished your first manuscript? Part way through a promising work-in-progress? Have a great idea for a story? Getting published can be a challenge, but TWUC is here to help. Read our free Getting Published FAQs to understand your next steps.
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Emma Donoghue photo by Mark Raynes Roberts
Emma Donoghue
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter (Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts)
In such an odd and isolated profession as writing, the advice, support, and solidarity offered by TWUC is invaluable.

HOW TWUC SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS

  • Powerful advocacy in support of writers’ rights
  • Connection with a community of professional writers across the country
  • Increased income opportunities through public and school readings programs
  • Free professional development resources and how-to guides
  • Be paid to mentor, or be mentored by, another writer through the Union's Mentorship Microgrants
  • Access to dedicated staff for contract advice and grievance assistance
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Member Announcement

May. 13 2024

Chris Kuriata

Chris Kuriata will be reading from and signing his debut horror novel "Sacrifice of the Sisters Lot" in Regina. May 18th, at 1pm Tuppenny Coffee & Books, 1433 Hamilton Street, Regina About the book: In 1988, 12-year-old Emery is looking forward to spending the summer cooling off in…

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