Announcing Winner of TWUC’s $2500 Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

SHEILAGH GUY MURPHY’S “LOST: MY IMMORTAL SOUL” WINS $2500 CASH PRIZE IN THE WRITERS’ UNION’S SHORT PROSE COMPETITION FOR EMERGING WRITERS The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Sheilagh Guy Murphy has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 26th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 … Read more

Announcing the Winner of $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 22nd DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD HALIFAX – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Carrianne Leung is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 22nd annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2018 in the English language. … Read more

Canadian Lawmakers Recommend Sweeping Progressive Improvements to Copyright Law

May 16, 2019 For Immediate Release The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday released its long-awaited report on artist remuneration, as part of Parliament’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act. Titled Shifting Paradigms, the report makes twenty-two key recommendations focused on strengthening the rights of artists to control and earn from their work in the digital … Read more

Author Incomes in Steep Decline

October 22, 2018 For Immediate Release Author Incomes in Steep Decline A 27% drop in last three years suggests educational copying is devastating writers’ livelihoods The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) today released the results of its 2018 income survey report. Entitled Diminishing Returns: Creative Culture at Risk, the report documents a 27% decrease in … Read more