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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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Feb. 9 2017 Registration is open for OnWords 2017 and the Annual General Meeting! Writers from across the country will gather in beautiful downtown Vancouver at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre for a... More

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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

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Jun. 2 2016 In conjunction with the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit taking place June 15-19, 2016 at Harbourfront in Toronto, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is launching its #WhyWritersMatter... More

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May. 16 2016 Fourteen Canadian writing and reading organizations have joined forces to present the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2016... More