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TWUC AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us for a live announcement of the winners of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award & the Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Cheer on the finalists and winners!
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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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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.



13 Jun

2:00 pm ET
11:00 am PT

A Guide to Canadian Literary Festivals

Learn about the processes and challenges in planning literary festivals, and how to get involved.

Member Announcement

May. 2 2024

John Passfield

John Passfield (Toronto) recently posted thirty short readings on YouTube of his novella, John and Mother Goose: The Carnival of Tales (Rocks Mills Press 2023). Each reading includes a short note on fairy tales as the roots of serious literature. YouTube channel: @johnpassfield6738.  

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