Andrew Suknaski Writers' Assistance Fund

The Andrew Suknaski Writers' Assistance Fund provides one-time, short-term relief funds to struggling writers (ie: bill payments, living expenses,...) up to a maximum of $1000 every five years.

The SWG Writers' Fund, was renamed to The Andrew Suknaski Writers' Assistance Fund in 2012 after the passing of Suknaski - a Canadian poet from the Prairies. Friends of Andrew, including Glen Sorestad, Anne Szumigalski, Pat Lane and Elizabeth Brewster, started this fund as a way to cover the expenses of a Memorial Celebration for Suknaski. The remaining funds continue to grow and honour Andrew Suknaski today.



  1. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate an urgent and immediate need (a need not connected to writing) through a letter to the SWG Executive Director.
  3. The maximum amount that will be awarded in any award to an applicant is $500 per application.
  4. Applicants are eligible to apply for no more than two awards in a five-year period.
  5. The Executive Director will make a verbal report to the board following each disbursement that preserves the anonymity of the recipient.



Please complete this form and attach your letter to the Executive Director.


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