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Press Release
May. 19 2008
2008 Award Winner "THE INVASION OF THE SNOTTY BADGERS" WINS WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA'S 9th ANNUAL POSTCARD STORY COMPETITION The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Karin Macphail Weber has won the 9th annual Postcard Story Competition, for the best story under 250 words, with her... Read More
Press Release
Jul. 7 2007
2007 Award Winner The Writers’ Union of Canada, a national organization of over 1,550 trade-book authors, is pleased to announce the winner of its eleventh annual Writing for Children Competition. Jeff Pinkney of Peterborough, Ontario is the recipient of the $1,500 prize for “Soapstone Signs and... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 5 2007
Danuta Gleed Award 2006   The Writers’ Union of Canada and John Gleed are pleased to announce that Nathan Sellyn is the recipient of the $10,000 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD for Indigenous Beasts (Raincoast Books) judged the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian... Read More
Press Release
May. 19 2007
2007 Award Winner Postcard story writing is a relatively new genre that has already carved out a distinctive audience with its blend of prose and verse. Through its use of sound and sharp imagery this powerful new form translates strong emotion in economical form. The Writers' Union of Canada... Read More
Press Release
Jul. 17 2006
2006 Award Winner   The Writers’ Union of Canada, a national organization of over 1,500 trade-book authors, is pleased to announce the winner of its tenth annual Writing for Children Competition. Jody van de Vijsel of Winnipeg, Manitoba is the recipient of the $1,500 prize for “Johnathan’s Talent... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 5 2006
Danuta Gleed Award 2005 The Writers’ Union of Canada and John Gleed are pleased to announce that Charlotte Gill is the recipient of the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Ladykiller (Thomas Allen Publishers). Judged the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian... Read More
Press Release
May. 19 2006
2006 Award Winner   Postcard story writing – a unique blend of prose and verse – is an emerging genre that reflects our culture’s move to dramatic images and sharp ideas in economical form. The Writers' Union of Canada initiated its inaugural Postcard Story Competition in 1999 to discover,... Read More
Press Release
Jul. 17 2005
2005 Award Winner The Writers’ Union of Canada, a national organization of over 1500 trade-book authors, is pleased to announce the winner of its ninth annual Writing for Children Competition. Heather Beaumont of Toronto, Ontario is the recipient of the $1500 prize for her entry "Delroy's Present... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 5 2005
Danuta Gleed Award 2004   The Writers’ Union of Canada and John Gleed are pleased to announce that David Bezmozgis is the recipient of the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Natasha: And Other Stories (HarperFlamingoCanada). Judged the best first English-language collection of short... Read More
Press Release
May. 19 2005
2005 Award Winner Postcard story writing – a unique blend of prose and verse – is an emerging genre that reflects our culture’s move to dramatic images and sharp ideas in economical form. The Writers' Union of Canada initiated its inaugural Postcard Story Competition in 1999 to discover, encourage... Read More

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