How to Join
If you would like to apply for membership please complete the appropriate online Membership Application Form (either Traditionally Published or Self-Published) and pay the $100 first-year dues via PayPal. First year’s dues in the amount of $100 must be submitted with the application. If an application is unsuccessful a refund will be issued. In the case of self-published applications, which require a great deal more processing, a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the refund.
If you prefer to pay by cheque or credit card, complete the downloadable version of the application form (either Traditionally Published or Self-Published) and send it to The Writers' Union of Canada (please see address below). A traditionally Published author's cheque will only be cashed or credit card charged if the application is accepted. A Self-published author's cheque will be cashed or credit card will be charged upon receipt of the application. If the application is not approved, a refund will be issued less the Union's $50 administrative fee.
Paper applications are available upon request.
Every application must pass before the Union's membership committee for approval; this process usually takes four to six weeks.
The Writers' Union of Canada
600-460 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1