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Call for Applications
Jul. 24 2017
Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (of at least 2 published books), publishing professionals, professors, and librarians. Jury members must reside outside of Saskatchewan. Jury members will read the... Read More
Contest
Jul. 24 2017
First Prize $1000Highly Commended $200 Theme: WORLD-CHANGING WORDS Word limit: 2500 words Closing date: 15 September 2017 The Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize will be awarded for a story up to 2500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’. The winning entry will receive $1000... Read More
Press Release
Jul. 13 2017
Access Copyright Wins Against York University and Widely Used Copying Guidelines July 13, 2017 — The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is very pleased with the Federal Court decision released on July 12 in the matter of Access Copyright v. York University. The court’s decision fully supports... Read More
Contest
Jul. 10 2017
This year the Victoria Literary Festival will host its inaugural Short Story Contest. The contest’s finalist will receive a cash prize, the opportunity to be copy edited by a world-renowned copy editor, and publication in an anthology produced and sold by the festival. With the help of writer-in-... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 7 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Barbara Black has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 24th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “His Invertebrate Existence.” In addition, the Union will... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 3 2017
VANCOUVER — The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Kris Bertin is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 20th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the English... Read More
May. 26 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada publishes Write, a quarterly magazine, for our members and industry partners. The Spring 2017 issue was released in early May and highlighted Indigenous writers from across the country. The issue is filled with fine, challenging, and important writing, and we... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada National Council and staff, in communication with our established Equity Task Force, are working to clarify steps forward for the Union as a result of the ongoing controversy begun with the latest issue of Write magazine. We wish to repeat our apology for a... Read More
May. 15 2017
The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Equity Task Force released a statement regarding the Spring 2017 issue of Write magazine. The Equity Task Force has asked TWUC to make the statement available on the Union’s website. The statement can be read here. Read More
Press Release
May. 10 2017
The Writers' Union of Canada deeply regrets the pain and offence caused by an opinion article in our member publication, Write magazine. The Writer’s Prompt piece offended and hurt readers, contributors to the magazine and members of the editorial board. We apologize unequivocally. We are... Read More

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