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

Short List Announced for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

>>From the Writer’s Union of Canada Short List Announced for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the nineteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2015 … Read more

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