2019 Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31

Writers and visual artists, the 2019 Access Copyright Payback claim period is now open and you have until until May 31 to submit your claim. All creators who were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2018 are eligible to submit a claim this year for written and visual work published in books, magazines, journals and/or newspapers between […]

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PWAC panel advises freelancers to ask for raises

by Meagan Gillmore Stagnant or low rates should motivate freelancers, not make them timid. That’s according to a panel of experienced freelancers who spoke recently at an event in Toronto called “Let’s Talk Rates: How to Ask for What You’re Worth and Get Paid On Time.” The event was hosted by the Toronto chapter of […]

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Public Lending Right Program’s 2019 registration period now open

If you’re a Canadian author, illustrator or photographer with one or more published books, it’s time to register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts initiative that sends payments every year to creators whose books are in Canadian public libraries. This year’s registration period runs until May 1, […]

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Audio rate card survey aims to empower freelance producers

If you do freelance audio production work, you’re invited to contribute to the creation of a rate card for Canadian audio producers. Freelance producers Michelle Macklem, Aliya Pabani, Jess Shane, and Kalli Anderson are running a survey of freelance audio production rates in an effort to gain a better understanding of how much producers are […]

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Take the Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2018 income survey

Canada’s national organization of professionally published book authors is conducting a survey of authors’ incomes. It’s designed to try and help the union understand how current industry conditions are impacting writers’ incomes. Responses to the survey are anonymous. There are questions about employment status and earnings during the 2017 calendar year. If you’ve had a […]

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2018 Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31

If you’re a writer or visual artist who is affiliated with Access Copyright, it’s time to submit your claim for works published between 1997 and 2016. The 2018 Access Copyright Payback claim period is open until May 31. All creators who were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2017 are eligible to submit a […]

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Freelance Rates Rising at CBC/Radio-Canada

The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to an across-the-board wage increase of 1.5% for 2018-19. This increase is also applicable to all the minimum rates applicable to Freelance Contributors. The increase is effective April 1st, 2018 and the new rates are posted in a downloadable Excel file on the CMG Freelance website along with other tips […]

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Freelancers reach settlement agreement with Ebony magazine

The National Writers Union has reached a settlement agreement with Ebony magazine over its failure to pay freelancers for their work. The union reported today on its website that the settlement means 45 freelance writers, editors and designers will get paid the $80,000 they are collectively owed by the magazine. The NWU, an American trade union that […]

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2018 Public Lending Right Program registration open February 15 to May 1

Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with published books should invest some time over the next few weeks to register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators in compensation for the lending out of their books through Canadian public libraries. This year’s registration […]

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

National Writers Union takes action against Nautilus Magazine for non-payment of freelancers

The National Writers Union is taking action this week against U.S. science magazine Nautilus for non-payment of freelance writers. Nineteen writers say they are collectively owed $50,000 by the magazine. Some say they have been waiting for payment for over a year. The NWU, an American trade union that represents freelance writers, published an open […]

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