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

February 23 – 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 pages of creative content copied in Canada’s schools. The Writers’ Union … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada Launches 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

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 any format. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to … Read more

JURY ANNOUNCED and CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ISSUED FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

>> From The Writers’ Union of Canada 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 20th year. This year’s jury comprises authors … Read more

Winners Announced for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2015 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD >> From the Writers’ Union of Canada  TORONTO – The Writers’ Union of Canada announced this evening that Heather O’Neill is the recipient of the $10,000 first prize in the 19th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian … Read more

The Writer’s Union of Canada Launches #WhyWritersMatter Campaign

>>From the Writer’s Union of Canada THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA LAUNCHES #WHYWRITERSMATTER CAMPAIGN In conjunction with the inaugural Canadian Writers’ Summit taking place June 15-19, 2016 at Harbourfront in Toronto, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is launching its#WhyWritersMatter Campaign. Canadian writers play an essential and pivotal role in every aspect of our lives. … Read more