Are you ready to take your writing to the next level?
Canadian Authors Association is—and always has been—a membership-based organization for writers at all stages of their writing careers: aspiring, emerging, and professional.
Join us for professional development and networking opportunities with people who care about the craft and business of writing as much as you do.
Check out member benefits here.
Ready to join us? Visit this page.
Professional Development Opportunity for Canadian Authors
With submissions to the Whistler Independent Book Awards reaching an all-time high, we are seeking additional Canadian Authors Reviewers. After submissions close April 30, the WIBA organizers will determine the short list during the month of May. You’ll receive your books for review in early June, and have until the end of July to review them.
Please indicate your interest by filling in this online form:
Many thanks for your willingness to serve your organization while learning valuable skills.
Jean Kay: 2021 Winner of the CAA Allan Sangster Award
On Saturday, April 24, CAA held a volunteer appreciation event to recognize and celebrate the many volunteers across Canada who work behind the scenes to to run the association, its branches, and its programs.
At the event, one particular member was awarded the Allan Sangster Award, given to long-time volunteers for long and meritorious service.
Be Part of the Change
In the federal government’s Budget Commitment of April 7, 2022, it pledged “to ensur[e] that the Copyright Act protects all creators and copyright holders … and [to] work to ensure a sustainable educational publishing industry, including fair remuneration for creators and copyright holders, as well as a modern and innovative marketplace that can efficiently serve copyright users.”
This promise was welcomed by writers’ groups across the country. Momentum is building. You may already have written a letter to your MP. We urge you to write again, spread the word, and part of the push to get the law changed before anything else diverts the politicians’ attention. Everyone who writes to their MP is eligible for a draw to win a free one-year membership with CAA.
We also encourage you to share some animated 15-second shorts with your friends, family, and associates. They need to understand how unfair the 2012 amendment to the Copyright Act is, and what the impact is on Canadian culture.
For more info, links to the shorts, and the deadline for our membership draw, see Take Action!
Webinar Wednesdays Are Back!
We’ve launched the 2022 Canadian Authors & SF Canada Webinar Series with two new webinars and eight more on the way.
- April 13: How to Land That Writer’s Grant, with A.M. Todd
- May 12: A Writer’s Guide to Making an Audiobook, with Joe Mahoney
CanWrite!100 Writers’ Conference
On September 18 and 19, we held our conference virtually, with six amazing sessions taught by bestselling authors and industry experts, plus two panels—one with agents and a publisher and another on alternate forms of storytelling. We will have recordings of individual sessions available for purchase very soon, so watch this space.
In the meantime, check out the conference pages here.