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Press Release
Jun. 20 2016
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Deepam Wadds has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 23rd annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Tender Fruit.” In addition, the Union will submit the winning... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 19 2016
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Heather O’Neill is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 19th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best... Read More
Jun. 16 2016
CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept submissions by unpublished writers for the 19th annual Writing for Children Competition. ... Read More
Press Release
Jun. 2 2016
In conjunction with the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit taking place June 15-19, 2016 at Harbourfront in Toronto, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is launching its #WhyWritersMatter Campaign.   Canadian writers play an essential and pivotal role in every aspect of our lives... Read More
Press Release
May. 16 2016
Fourteen Canadian writing and reading organizations have joined forces to present the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2016), a four-day super-conference for writers and publishing industry professionals. The largest... Read More
Press Release
May. 10 2016
The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the nineteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2015 in the English language. The Award consists of cash prizes... Read More
Apr. 15 2016
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Poetry to begin January 1, 2017. Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a... Read More
Apr. 15 2016
The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Writing for Children and Young Adults to begin January 1, 2017. Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing... Read More
Mar. 8 2016
The latest issue of Write, the magazine of The Writers' Union of Canada, is out! Non-members can see a sneak peek of the issue here. Get a preview of the Canadian Writers' Summit, find out what Britain's Society of Authors is doing to ensure fair contracts for writers, and take a look at... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 26 2016
Toronto – Canada’s professional authors are extremely disappointed with the recent decision of the Copyright Board around the copying of published works in K–12 schools. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls for an immediate repair of the Copyright Act, specifically the damage caused by ill-... Read More

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