Bad News from Canada’s Writers’ Union

by janeeatonhamilton

 

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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.

Survey Results

Quill and Quire–women earn less