News & Events

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 Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries.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
Press Release
Oct. 16 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision to hear the appeal of Access Copyright in its long-running legal dispute with York University over copyright and the industrial-scale copying of published work. TWUC has participated in this decade-long court... Read More
Event
Aug. 18 2020
Brockton Writers Serieshosted by Ephemera SeriesWednesday, Sept. 9, 6:15 pmOnline: on the Ephemera Series Youtube channel PWYC here.  Literary readings by:  Fereshteh Molavi, Cyn Rozeboom, Brian Francis and Cassidy McFadzean with guest speaker:  Writer and publishing professional Elham Ali on “... Read More
Jul. 16 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada is proud to join with our colleagues across the arts sector, opening up a discussion with government about new ways to ensure professional culture work remains viable today and into the future. Along with groups and individuals numbering over 75,000, we call upon the... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 24 2020
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Lisa McLean has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 27th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Dicky’s Bluff.” In addition, the Union will submit the winning... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 24 2020
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Zalika Reid-Benta is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 23rd annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2019 in the English language.  Of... Read More
Call for Applications
Jun. 17 2020
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Creative Nonfiction, starting September 1, 2020, for one year with a possible renewal to three years. The successful applicant will be required to teach 24 credits (i.e.,... Read More
Jun. 2 2020
TWUC condemns the systemic racism brought once again to the forefront by the tragic racial violence aimed at Black people in North America. We share the anguish of our members directly affected by these events. Acts of anti-Black racism have sparked outrage and protest action in our communities,... Read More
Press Release
Apr. 30 2020
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-third annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2019 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More

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