News & Events

Apr. 6 2017
At its annual general meeting in London, the International Authors Forum passed a special resolution calling upon the Canadian government to immediately repair its copyright legislation, after earlier amendments resulted in unsustainable economic losses to Canada’s authors and publishers. Canada... Read More
Call for Applications
Mar. 27 2017
The Bath Novel Award is a £2,000 international prize which aims to support and spotlight unsigned novels. All last year’s shortlisted writers were snapped up by literary agents; two signed publishing deals including a six figure deal with Sphere for runner up Laura Marshall. Peters Fraser Dunlop... Read More
Call for Applications
Mar. 16 2017
The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing are seeking submissions commencing Monday, March 13, 2017. The closing date is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM PST.  Information about the awards can be found on the website Detailed... Read More
Call for Applications
Mar. 9 2017
The Literature Section of the Toronto Heliconian Club seeks to appoint a writer-in-residence for a one-year period for the 2017-2018 season. Eligible candidates are female authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, as well as professional editors and journalists. The successful candidate... Read More
Mar. 6 2017
VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival returns for an eclectic mix of written and spoken word poetry Tuesday, March 21 to Sunday, March 26, 2017.  60 poets. 6 days. 1 festival. All events take place at Knox Presbyterian Church (120 Lisgar St.) unless specified otherwise below. See... Read More
Press Release
Feb. 27 2017
Author Deborah Campbell Wins Freedom to Read Award- author of A Disappearance in Damascus honoured by The Writers’ Union of Canada - Toronto – February 27, 2017 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Deborah Campbell, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2017... Read More
Feb. 17 2017
Submissions are currently open for the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) Fiction & Poetry contest. First-place winners in poetry and fiction will have the choice of attending, with all expense paid, one of our innovative 2017 programs in Georgia or in Kenya, and will have their... Read More
Feb. 17 2017
Mother Tongue Publishing is pleased to announce the 4th Great BC Novel Contest for the best unpublished manuscript of fiction.  The judges for the 4th contest are well-known BC novelists Audrey Thomas and John Lent. The contest is open to all writers living in... Read More
Feb. 9 2017
Registration is open for OnWords 2017 and the Annual General Meeting! Writers from across the country will gather in beautiful downtown Vancouver at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre for a stimulating and productive weekend centred on the theme Writing the World Now. There will be plenty of... Read More
Call for Applications
Jan. 31 2017
The National Reading Campaign is seeking a scriptwriter to create a 90 second video to promote our goal of a Canada of readers. For more information contact: Sandy CrawleyExecutive Read More