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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.

Emma Donoghue

Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter

In such an odd and isolated profession as writing, the advice, support, and solidarity offered by TWUC is invaluable.

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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
  • Access to dedicated staff for contract advice and grievance assistance

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JURY ANNOUNCED and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ISSUED FOR THE 24th ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

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...

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The Old Songs

Madeline Coopsammy

Te Old Songs is  a coming of age novel set in Trinidad in the Caribbean when the island was still a British colony.Novelist and esteemed Toronto academic and critic, Ramabai Espinet has labelled it a Bildungsroman. Espinet says the novel is " an entertaining and insightful romp through the Trinidad...

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