Canada's professional association for crime writers!

Whether you're a professional or aspiring writer, or just want to connect with people who write and read crime, you'll find inspiration and support here.

Member Benefits

  • Promote your work to an international audience of booksellers, publishers, librarians, and readers through your listing in our Cool Canadian Crime Catalogue and to a global audience through our social media and YouTube channels.
  • Enjoy a 25% discount on our Annual Awards of Excellence entry fee.
  • Network with fellow members, publishers, editors, reviewers, and booksellers.
  • Promote your work to over 5,000 visitors a month through our website's member bio pages, searchable database of members, and our events calendar where you can upload your book launches and events. 
  • Get industry news , articles and information relevant to crime writers in our member-only newsletter, The Inside Scoop.

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Become a member of Crime Writers of Canada

$140 / year
  • 2 years $270 (save $10 )

  • For published authors of books, novellas, short stories, plays, and non-fiction books/articles.
$95 / year
  • 2 years $183 (save $7 )

  • For writers and aspiring authors of crime books and stories, and professional authors who are not Canadian..
$95 / year
  • 2 years $183 (save $7 )

  • For publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, librarians, and people who love to read crime writing..

Media & Events

Podcasts on Crime Writing

CWC's weekly podcast for mystery and crime writers in Canada by Erik D'Souza.

Professional Development Webinar Series

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Book Launch: Past Life’s Revenge by Angela Van Breemen
Book Launch: Past Life’s Revenge by Angela Van Breemen
We're pleased to share the following book launch announcement from author & CWC member Angela Van Breemen: Join me for my book launch and signing of Past Life’s Revenge on Sunday, August 25th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the beautiful...

CWC Interviews

Marsali Taylor

Author Interviews with Bob Harris

If you love mystery, suspense and true crime, you'll want to meet our authors!
Marsali Taylor

July 2023 interview / novelist, Shetland (UK)

Marsali Taylor is the author of the Shetland Sailing Mysteries starring quick-witted live-aboard sailor Cass Lynch and her partner DI Gavin Macrae who join forces to investigate crime in Scotland’s northern isles. Readers praise the...
Jonathan Whitelaw and The Concert Hall Killer

CWC's weekly podcast

CWC's weekly podcast for mystery and crime writers in Canada by Erik D'Souza.
Jonathan Whitelaw and The Concert Hall Killer

July 18, 2024

Jonathan Whitelaw is a Scottish author, journalist, and broadcaster. He now calls Grand Prairie, Alberta home. His cozy crime novels are a delightful blend of mystery and humour. His unlikely pair of detectives, the jaded ex-newspaper...

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