Copyright Board Decision Ignores Cultural Damage

>>From the Writer’s Union of Canada COPYRIGHT BOARD DECISION IGNORES CULTURAL DAMAGE Toronto – Canada’s professional authors are extremely disappointed with the recent decision of the Copyright Board around the copying of published works in K–12 schools. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls for an immediate repair of the Copyright Act, specifically the damage caused by … Read more

The World’s Authors Demand Updated Contract Terms

>>From the Writer’s Union of Canada. The World’s Authors Demand Updated Contract Terms 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of Canada today published an open letter to Canada’s publishers as part of a global effort by author groups to address outdated contract terms in the agreements between authors and publishers.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, … Read more

Devaluing Creators, Endangering Creativity report released by TWUC

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has released today a summary report from its latest income survey of Canadian writers. Devaluing Creators, Endangering Creativity contains the very bad news that writers in Canada are making 27% less from their writing than they were making in 1998 (when last surveyed to this … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada announces shortlist for 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada May 4, 2015 – 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 English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2014.  The Award consists of cash prizes … Read more