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We’re here to promote you and your work.
Check out the many ways we put you first.
For Writers and Fans
Get support for your writing career.
Find new great Canadian books and converse with our authors.
Here’s more on our important benefits!
1. Cool Canadian Crime (CCC ) ~ Online Catalogue of Professional Author Members' Books
Your books become part of our catalogue!
This key source of bibliographic information about Canadian crime fiction:
2. Member Bio Pages
You write the information you want for your page!
List your books and awards for the public to see.
3. Annual Arthur Ellis Awards
Crime Writers of Canada sponsors these prestigious Canadian Awards!
Member winners of these awards have:
4. Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist Events
5. The Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished Crime Novel
Even if you haven’t published yet, you may become a winner!
6. National Crime Writing Month (NCWM) and ongoing National Crime Writing Blog
Crime Writers of Canada puts its members in the media focus!
7. Regional Events
Enjoy regional events with your Crime Writers of Canada Regional Vice-President!
Schmooze with other authors, writers and fans.
Pubs and libraries are popular venues where fans and aspiring writers can meet their celebrated authors.
8. Participation in other Regional and National Events
CWC provides promotion opportunities for you across the country through national events, such as:
9. Crime Beat, our Public Newsletter (current circulation 3000)
Crime Writers of Canada works to expose you to the public via a monthly subscriber-based e-newsletter highlighting:
10. Other Promotional Works
CWC has published eight anthologies of members’ short fiction, a directory of Canadian crime writing (five editions), and two popular cookbooks, Dishes to Die For and Dishes to Die For…Again. These publications are used to highlight and promote you and other Canadian authors — the recipes are good too.
1. The CWC Mentorship Program
Please note: our mentorship program is currently under review. Details will be posted when our study is complete. Thank you for your patience!
2. CRIME TIME, our On-line Newsletter for Members
CWC publishes an on-line newsletter strictly for members, with news of CWC activities, industry news, tips, and promotional opportunities.
3. Looking to improve your skills? More Bloody Professional Development
CWC Workshops are provided prior to the annual national crime-writing conference, Bloody Words..
Speakers and topics are chosen to update authors and writers on important issues in Canada’s book industry.
These workshops are FREE for members – a huge value!
Please note that CWC has a strong affiliation with the annual Bloody Words Conference, but the conference is organized independently of CWC, although many of our members participate and attend.
Another benefit you just can’t afford to miss: The Members Only section of the CWC website, with Discussion Forum.
Join us today!
We welcome professional and aspiring writers of any genre of crime writing,
including children’s and nonfiction.
Are you a fan? We welcome readers of crime fiction too, in our Associate member category.
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