SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

May 9, 2018

For Immediate Release The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the twenty-first annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2017 in the English… Read More

Author Gary Geddes Wins Freedom to Read Award

Feb 26, 2018

Veteran author and human rights activist honoured by The Writers’ Union of Canada Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Gary Geddes (author, poet, anthologist and translator) is the recipient of the 2018 Freedom to Read Award. The award is… Read More

Canadian authors respond to unprecedented legal attack from provincial Education Ministers and School Boards

Feb 23, 2018

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on those provincial ministries and school boards engaged in legal action against The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) to immediately withdraw their suit and pay fair compensation for the hundreds of millions of… Read More

THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA LAUNCHES 25th ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION FOR EMERGING WRITERS

Dec 5, 2017

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in… Read More

JURY ANNOUNCED and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ISSUED FOR THE 21st ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

Nov 14, 2017

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 21st year. This year’s… Read More

Copyright Uncertainty Continues for Students and Teachers

Aug 3, 2017

York University to Appeal Unequivocal Ruling on Its Copying Practices August 3, 2017 – The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is committed to working with educators and students toward a respectful new agreement on educational copying, despite York University’s recent announcement… Read More

Federal Court Finds in Favour of Writers’ Rights

Jul 13, 2017

Access Copyright Wins Against York University and Widely Used Copying Guidelines July 13, 2017 — The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is very pleased with the Federal Court decision released on July 12 in the matter of Access Copyright v. York University. The court’s decision… Read More

Barbara Black's "His Invertebrate Existence" Wins $2,500 Cash Prize – 24th Annual Short Prose Competition

Jun 7, 2017

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Barbara Black has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 24th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “His Invertebrate Existence.” In addition, the Union will… Read More

Winners Announced for the 20th Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Jun 3, 2017

VANCOUVER — The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Kris Bertin is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 20th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2016 in the… Read More

Apology from The Writers' Union of Canada

May 10, 2017

The Writers' Union of Canada deeply regrets the pain and offence caused by an opinion article in our member publication, Write magazine. The Writer’s Prompt piece offended and hurt readers, contributors to the magazine and members of the editorial board. We apologize… Read More