This Saturday, September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To support marking and honouring this important day, the WGA has compiled a list of a few of events and resources available in Alberta and nationwide. Events and Resources:

2024 Alberta Literary Awards – Now Open for Submissions!

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 1, 2023.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well […]

Tell Us About Your 2023 Books

We would love to know what our members are publishing in 2023! If you have a book slated for publication in 2023 and would like to tell us about it, please do so via the form below. All books by WGA members that are commercially available in 2023 are welcome, including self-published and ebook or […]

2024 Mentorship Program – Call for Applications

2024 Mentorship Program – Call for Applications The Mentorship Program is an initiative of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. The program will take place from January through April 2024. We will accept up to seven apprentices to work with […]

Write/Right: Law For Writers WestWord Columns

Write/Right: Law for Writers Column Online Archive Since 2018, Edmonton lawyer Jeananne Kirwin, K.C., has contributed a legal column for each issue of WestWord Magazine. With her permission, we are pleased to post this continuing archive of those articles. Please note: The information in these articles is of a general nature only. It does not […]


2024 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS HAVE A NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE As the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is gearing up to open the 2024 Alberta Literary Awards, we wanted to send out an announcement that the deadline for this year’s awards has changed.  The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards will be December 1, 2023.  Please note that the awards will open this year […]

2024 Alberta Literary Awards: Call for Jurors

Deadline: September 22, 2023 The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all readers and writers to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2024 finalists and winners are chosen. The awards season is an important time on the literary calendar. Every year the WGA presents […]

New Podcast Episode: Writers Outside, But Inside

New Podcast Episode: Writers Outside, But Inside July 26, 2023 was supposed to be an outdoor event featuring writers Katherine Abbass, Meghan Eaker, and Colby Clair Stolson. The event was rained out but the writers were kind enough to jump on a Zoom to be recorded and shared with you now. Please enjoy. Writers' Guild […]

Winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at and in-person gala in Calgary on June 3rd. The winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was announced on May 3 as part of the Edmonton Arts Prizes. The City […]

WGA 2022/23 Annual Report Available Online!

The WGA Annual General Meeting will be taking place June 4, online and in-person during our 2023 Annual Conference, Origins. Sunday, June 4, 2023 | 10:45 am – 12:15 pmHybrid: Virtual AGM / Fort Calgary, Lower Barracks (750 9 Ave SE) The AGM is free and open to all WGA members in good standing. To prepare for […]