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 Demand Immediate Repair to a Marketplace Plagued by Illegal Copying

April 30, 2020 The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on the federal government to immediately implement Heritage Committee recommendations designed to repair the marketplace for Canadian creativity. Last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision in legal action between Access Copyright and York University illustrates just how damaged and unfair the current legislative framework is … Read more

Global Writing and Publishing Community Calls on Governments for Support as We Respond to Pandemic

April 23, 2020 On this World Book and Copyright Day, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to support a joint public statement from the world’s writing and publishing community urging “governments all over the world to recognize, support and celebrate the importance of books, learning solutions and professional and scholarly content by adopting economic stimulus packages … Read more

$150,000 Emergency Relief Fund Established for Canadian Literary Artists

March 30, 2020 Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) announced the creation of the Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund to provide support to professional authors financially affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. The fund will begin with an initial amount of $150,000 and distribute grants in amounts of … Read more