Announcing the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Sep 10, 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… Read More

Author David A. Robertson Wins Freedom to Read Award

Sep 10, 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.… Read More

Writers Welcome Federal Clarification on CERB Payments

Sep 10, 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… Read More

Parliament Must End Canada's Copyright Crisis

Aug 4, 2021

Supreme Court Declines to Meaningfully Decide Key Educational Copying Case After a decade of market failure for Canadian writers, and a Federal Court decision featuring overwhelming evidence of illicit copying, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has declined to uphold creator… Read More

Sorrow and Support to Indigenous Communities Victimized by Canada’s Residential School System

Jul 1, 2021

The horrific legacy of abuse and death in Canada’s Residential School (IRS) system has been thoroughly documented, and was the focus of 2015’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report. That report details cemeteries and graveyards attached to residential schools, and… Read More

Winners Announced for the 24th Danuta Gleed Literary Award

May 27, 2021

The Writers’ Union of Canada announced today that Jack Wang is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 24th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2020 in the English… Read More

Short List Announced for the 2020 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

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… Read More

TWUC Welcomes Federal Budget Measures for Canadian Books

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.… Read More

Author David A. Robertson Wins Freedom to Read Award

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

Writers Welcome Federal Clarification on CERB Payments

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… Read More