CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts) is an inclusive national literary organization for people who share feminist values and see the importance of gender equity in Canadian literary culture.
The 2015 CWILA Count reveals that gender equity is closer than ever in Canadian review culture, though barriers remain for women authors. The choices editors and reviewers make matter deeply, not only to the public reception of individual authors and books, but also to the quality and tone of our national conversations on the arts.
By Vesna Pajovic & Kristina Vyskocil
See The Numbers
Meet The CWILA Board
We're very proud to introduce the CWILA Board.
CWILA strives to promote and foster equity and equality of representation in the Canadian literary community by:
- tracking statistics on gender representation in reviewing;
- bringing relevant issues of gender, race, class and sexuality into our national literary conversation;
- and creating a network supportive of the active careers of female writers, academics/critics, publishers and editors.
Call For Submissions
CWILA calls for essays on any topic relating to literary arts by female, transgender, or genderqueer Canadian writers, and welcomes pitches for interviews with artists and professionals across the full spectrum of literary arts, production, and reception in Canada.