Bad News from Canada’s Writers’ Union
sketch: Jane Eaton Hamilton 2013
Today the Writers’ Union of Canada, of which I first became a member in the 1980s, released the results of a recent survey:
“writers in Canada are making 27% less from their writing than they were making in 1998 (when last surveyed to this extent). What’s more, a full 45% of those surveyed indicated they are working harder in order to earn that lower amount.”
Furthermore, Canadian women writers earn only about half of what their male peers earn.