Jury Announced and Call for Submissions Issued for the 24th Annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award

November 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 authors Lisa Bird-Wilson, Ian Colford, and Zalika … Read more

Writers’ Trust Spotlights Emerging Writers to Watch

Four prizewinners named for outstanding fiction and poetry October 21, 2020, Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced four prizewinners for its slate of emerging writers prizes. Each prize awards $10,000 and has a storied track record of discovering Canada’s brightest writers at the outset of their careers. The announcement was made this afternoon … Read more

2021 Forest of Reading Nominees Announced!

2021 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles Announced The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is excited to announce the English and French nominees for the 2021 Forest of Reading Awards, the largest recreational reading award program in Canada. SEE THE 2021 FOREST OF READING AWARD NOMINATED LISTS “Not only are these lists of great Canadian books carefully … Read more

Decade-long struggle to get paid continues for Canadian creators as York litigation heads to the Supreme Court of Canada

October 15, 2020, Toronto  – The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will hear the appeals of both Access Copyright and York University in the litigation between the two parties that began in 2013. This decision is another chapter in a decade-long struggle by creators and publishers to be fairly paid for the … Read more