Journalist and Author Mohamed Fahmy Wins Freedom to Read Award

Feb 22, 2016

Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is very proud to announce that Mohamed Fahmy, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2016 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of advocacy on behalf of free expression. Past recipients… Read More

The World's Authors Demand Updated Contract Terms

Jan 5, 2016

The Writers’ Union of Canada today published an open letter to Canada's publishers as part of a global effort by author groups to address outdated contract terms in the agreements between authors and publishers. Author organizations in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, and… Read More

THE WRITERS' UNION OF CANADA ANNOUNCES 23rd ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS

Dec 15, 2015

The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to launch its 23rd Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, which invites writers to submit a piece of fiction or non-fiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format.… Read More

Jury Announced and Call for Submissions Issued for the 19th Annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Dec 1, 2015

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 19th year. This year’s… Read More

The Writers' Union of Canada Commits to the Challenge of Reconciliation

Jun 2, 2015

The Writers' Union of Canada Commits to the Challenge of Reconciliation Toronto – At its annual general meeting in Winnipeg this past weekend, delegates of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) voted unanimously to endorse the spirit and challenge of reconciliation emerging from… Read More

Canadian Writers Working Harder while Earning Less

May 26, 2015

Canadian Writers Working Harder while Earning Less – The Writers’ Union of Canada releases results of income survey –   Winnipeg – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released today a summary report from its latest income survey of Canadian writers. Devaluing Creators,… Read More

Announcing the 2015 Short Prose Competition winners

May 26, 2015

Pamela van der Woude's "Bird" Wins $2500 Cash Prize – The Writers' Union of Canada's 22nd Annual Short Prose Competition   The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Pamela van der Woude has won the $2,500 cash prize for its twenty-second annual Short Prose… Read More

Winners Announced for the 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

May 25, 2015

Winners Announced for the 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award WINNIPEG – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Rivka Galchen is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 18th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first English-language… Read More

Danuta Gleed Short List

May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 For Immediate Release SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the eighteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first… Read More

Toronto Public Library Ends Used-Book Purchase Program

Mar 24, 2015

Toronto Public Library Ends Used-Book Purchase Program – TWUC presents author concerns to the TPL Board –  The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is very pleased to report that, after consultation with TWUC and letters of concern from individual authors and publishers, the Toronto… Read More