News & Events

Press Release
Apr. 22 2021
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-fourth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2020 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 21 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) welcomes the 2021 Federal Budget, and notes with appreciation both targeted measures for the books sector in Canada and the extension of recovery programs that have helped Canada’s cultural workers stay afloat during the pandemic. Unfortunately, the budget makes... Read More
Call for Applications
Apr. 15 2021
The UBC School of Creative Writing seeks an exceptional teacher of Writing for Children and Young Adults to fill a Lecturer position commencing as early as July 1, 2021. The teaching load for this position is 24 credits (eight 3-credit courses) per year, ranging from large open-enrolment lecture... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 18 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to announce that Manitoba author David A. Robertson is the recipient of the 2021 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of the freedom to read. Past... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 9 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to receive clarification from the Prime Minister today on the issue of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility. The threat of potential retroactive ineligibility and repayment of CERB benefits has caused a great deal of anxiety for self-... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 3 2021
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins its international and domestic colleagues in urging government to fully review the proposed sale of publishing house Simon & Schuster to the media giant Bertelsmann, parent company of Penguin Random House. Both publishing houses have operations in... Read More
Press Release
Jan. 29 2021
As a further response to the ongoing economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has launched Mentorship Microgrants, a new fund providing microgrants for mentorships between Canadian authors. Designed to support a strong, sustainable writing community while... Read More
Jan. 13 2021
Pottersfield Press is once again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing... Read More
Call for Applications
Dec. 2 2020
The Writers' Union of Canada invites submissions to its 28th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 18 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Gleed family are pleased to announce the jury for the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for the best first Canadian collection of short fiction in the English language, now celebrating its 24th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More