Extended Membership Application

This form uses a points system that recognizes professional publication in a variety of formats and commitment to craft. Review the points system here. You must earn 6 points, with at least 3 points earned in Section 1: Publishing Criteria Points, to qualify for membership. If you are the sole author of a full-length book published through a commercial or university press, please complete the Simplified Membership Application.

Every application must pass before the Union’s membership committee for approval. For Extended Applications this process usually takes six to ten weeks (though it may take longer in some cases). A delayed response from TWUC does not in any way reflect the quality of your application.

Please note that this form cannot be saved. The form takes approximately 15–45 minutes to complete (depending on how many questions you answer). We encourage you to preview the questions below and ensure you have the necessary information available before beginning the application. To preview the questions, click on the criteria below to expand each section that applies to you.

In order for your application to be processed, you must pay the membership application fee. The option to pay online will be provided after you submit the application. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be refunded the full fee. All membership decisions are made in confidence.

Please note: Former members wishing to rejoin do not need to reapply. Please contact the Union at info@writersunion.ca or 416-703-8982 to complete the rejoin process. 

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Section 1: Publishing Criteria Points
Expand the applicable sections below to submit details about your published writing. You must earn at least 3 points in Section 1: Publishing Criteria Points to be considered for membership.
Section 2: Additional Criteria Points
Expand the applicable sections below to submit details.