The national organization of
professionally published writers.

THE DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD

The Union is thrilled to announce the short list of nominees for the 27th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, in recognition of the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.
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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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Waubgeshig Rice
Writer and Journalist
Being a TWUC member has connected me to a talented, resourceful, and very kind community of writers that spans the whole country.

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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Member Announcement

May. 14 2024

Banff Centre

Banff Centre is excited to announce our new Literary Arts residencies as well as Mountain Writers Intensive 2024 and Independent Residency: Leighton Artist Studios Fall/Winter 2024/25. Full program details and application information are available at https://www.banffcentre.ca/literary-arts. If you…

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