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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.

Yann Martel

Novelist

We all need to stand up for ourselves. TWUC makes it easy for writers to do so.

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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Beta Reading Service Available

Dave Wickenden

So you’ve written a book. What’s next? You need to find a reliable reader who can go through your story and find what’s working and what isn’t. Finding a good beta reader, who is honest, yet understanding, can be difficult and frustrating. I can help. I have worked as an Editorial Intern for a...

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