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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Photos from June 15 Event in Nanaimo, BC
Photos from June 15 Event in Nanaimo, BC
On June 15, Crime Writers of Canada -- along with Literacy Central Vancouver Island -- presented an event titled "I Wrote a Book. Now What?" CWC Vice-Chair Winona Kent was the facilitator of one of the four workshops, "WRITER ORGANIZATIONS:...

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...
Raye Anderson: Sing a Song of Summer

CWC's weekly podcast

CWC's weekly podcast for mystery and crime writers in Canada by Erik D'Souza.
Raye Anderson: Sing a Song of Summer

July 3, 2024

Raye Anderson is a Scots Canadian who taught Drama and ran Theatre and Community arts programs for many years, notably at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, in Ottawa and Calgary. Raye has been a resident of the Interlake since 2007 and...

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