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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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  • 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.



24 Jul

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

Adaptations and Genre Shifting

Tips for adapting your writing and how to face the obstacles and expectations confidently.

Member Announcement

Jul. 16 2024

Lorne Shirinian

Two Armenians are murdered in the Don Valley near the Pottery Road Bridge sixty-three years apart. Crime writer, Noah Asher, sets out on a journey at the end of which he discovers government corruption over land deals near the Bayview Extension in Toronto. The first part of the story is seen…

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