Application for Inclusion in the QWF “Hire a Writer” Directory:

We are accepting applications for writers who wish to be included in the directory on an ongoing basis.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, you must be a current QWF member and meet at least one of the following criteria for each category you are applying for:

  • have already had at least one book published with a recognized publisher (i.e., not self-published)
  • have had at least five texts published in recognized journals (print or online)
  • have had at least one screenplay for cinema or television produced by a producer recognized by the CALQ or SODEC
  • have had at least one dramatic work either published by a recognized publisher or performed by a professional company.

Note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee inclusion in the directory.

Application Procedure

All applications must be sent by email to with the subject line “Hire A Writer – Author’s Name”

Send an email with the following information in the body of the email:

  • The genre(s) in which you are qualified to coach or edit
  • Your relevant professional experience for each genre you are applying for (e.g., teaching, mentoring, professional editing, corporate writing)
  • A list of publications, including year of publication, for each genre you are applying for
  • A link to your professional web site or Linked-In page
  • Your hourly rate for comparable work

In addition, we invite you to attach your CV to the email message.

Please allow two to four weeks for a response.

Selected writers will be asked to pay a $25 annual fee in order to cover QWF’s administration costs.

For questions, contact Lori Schubert at or 514-933-0878.