Awards & Competitions

The Writers' Union of Canada holds an annual literary award, Danuta Gleed Literary Award, for best first collection of short fiction, and an annual writing competition: Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. The submission deadlines for the award and competitions remain the same each year.

Please send all Danuta Gleed submissions to the Toronto office:
600-460 Richmond St. W.,
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1

Please note that competition results can take up to three months to be announced. Results will be posted on TWUC's website. Submissions will not be returned.


Danuta Gleed Literary Award: $10,000 Annual Deadline: January 31
Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers: $2,500 Annual Deadline: February 1
Graeme Gibson Award 

Please note: If the annual deadline for any of the competitions falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will roll onto the next business day. Please check indivdual contest webpages for current deadlines.