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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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Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill
Novelist, Essayist, Memoirist
The Writers’ Union is a valuable and indispensable organization that deserves the support of writers across Canada.

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  • Increased income opportunities through public and school readings programs
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  • 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

The Tuneful Voice: Selected Libretti (Rock's Mills Press).  Libretti written by Eugene Benson for the musical theatre over a period of fifty years, a number of them performed at the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Operetta Company,  Westben Arts Festival, and…

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