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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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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

Jun. 4 2024

Angel Di Zhang

Angel Di Zhang presents a night of literary readings by authors who have a recent or forthcoming book. Come hear poetry, short stories, and novel excerpts of 5 to 10 minutes, then meet the featured authors for drinks and conversation. Angel Di Zhang, The Light of Eternal Spring, Random House…

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