The national organization of
professionally published writers.

TWUC AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Please join us in congratulating the finalists and winners of the 27th Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the 31st Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers!
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Getting published

Finished your first manuscript? Part way through a promising work-in-progress? Have a great idea for a story? Getting published can be a challenge, but TWUC is here to help. Read our free Getting Published FAQs to understand your next steps.
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Eden Robinson photo by Red Works Photography
Eden Robinson
Novelist and Short Fiction Writer (Photo: Red Works Photography)
The Writers' Union of Canada defends not just its membership but all authors in Canada from ongoing devaluation of copyright. Our livelihood depends on having strong voices and leadership tackling these pivotal issues.

HOW TWUC SUPPORTS OUR MEMBERS

  • Powerful advocacy in support of writers’ rights
  • Connection with a community of professional writers across the country
  • Increased income opportunities through public and school readings programs
  • Free professional development resources and how-to guides
  • Be paid to mentor, or be mentored by, another writer through the Union's Mentorship Microgrants
  • Access to dedicated staff for contract advice and grievance assistance
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Upcoming Webinars

The Writers' Union of Canada presents webinars on a range of craft and business topics for writers. All TWUC webinars are closed captioned. Learn more about accessibility at the Union. The following webinars are open to the public; members of the Union can find special member-exclusive webinars and recordings in the TWUC Member Portal.



27 Jun

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

All About Independent Publishing

What is independent publishing and is it the right path for you?

Member Announcement

May. 29 2024

Thompson Rivers University

The Faculty of Arts at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing. This is a teaching/service/research position located in the Department of Literatures, Languages, and Performing Arts. The successful candidate should be well suited to teach…

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