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Press Release
Dec. 1 2022
The Writers' Union of Canada invites submissions to its 30th 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 Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries.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 winner, and the... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 15 2022
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 26th year. This year’s jury comprises... Read More
Press Release
Nov. 1 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased with the US Federal Court decision to halt the proposed sale of Simon & Schuster, one of the “Big Five” publishers, to fellow multinational Penguin Random House. When the sale was first announced in early 2021, TWUC joined international partners in... Read More
Call for Applications
Sep. 13 2022
About The Writers’ Union of Canada: The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is the national organization of professionally published writers. TWUC was founded in 1973 to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers. Now over... Read More
Press Release
Aug. 17 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) joins with authors around the world in shock and outrage at the attempted murder of author Salman Rushdie. TWUC is following Mr. Rushdie’s recovery closely, and we are heartened by the recent news of his progress despite devastating injuries. A violent attack on... Read More
Press Release
Aug. 15 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has joined a US Authors Guild amicus brief filing in United States District Court, supporting the lawsuit of four prominent US publishers against the Internet Archive’s (IA) “controlled digital lending” scheme. TWUC has donated funds in support of the... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 7 2022
A new author census continues the conversation on diversity in the publishing industry. Representation, recognition, identity all factor in literary careers. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released Diversity in Canadian Writing: A 2020-2021 Snapshot... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 1 2022
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Arnolda Dufour Bowes is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 25th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2021 in the English language.... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 1 2022
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Christina Brobby has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 29th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Moon in Fragments.” In addition, the... Read More
Call for Applications
May. 2 2022
This virtual conference for Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging writers is your chance to connect with industry professionals, established authors, and fellow emerging writers — all in one place! Presented by The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) and the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), BIPOC... Read More

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