An unprecedented coalition of more than a dozen respected Canadian writers’ organizations have called on the thousands of writers they represent not to write for publications owned by Transcontinental Media. This action was announced on September 30 after Transcontinental said it was making no changes to the contract — in spite of the concerns voiced by just about every writers group, association, federation, agency, and union in the country.
Writers considering pitching a Transcontinental publication can also contact us by email to receive a free consultation from an industry expert. They will be able to suggest alternative markets and strategies to help your story find a good, fair home.
As time goes on, we will provide updated information about other unfair freelance contracts you may confront, and what you can do about them.