News & Events

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
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 Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries.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
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