7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship Now Open for Submissions!

7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Nhung Tran-Davies are happy to announce the launch of the 7th Annual Kemosa Scholarship for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Mothers Who Write! Because of the generosity of sponsors like Author Jeananne Kirwin, we will award three […]

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 […]

WELCOME TO NEW STAFF

We are happy to welcome Christyn Carter to the WGA staff as our new Communications Coordinator. With nine years of experience in professional writing, coupled with a background in administrative assistance and social media coordination, Christyn brings a multifaceted skill set to the workplace. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in […]

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 […]

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

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:

Save the Date: 2024 ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS HAVE A NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE!

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 […]