Do you identify as a minority?

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* 1. Do you identify as a minority?

Are you:

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* 2. Are you:

How old are you?

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* 3. How old are you?

How many books have you published? 

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* 4. How many books have you published? 

How many publishers, in Canada, have you published with?

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* 5. How many publishers, in Canada, have you published with?

What type of publisher did you publish with? (Check all that apply)

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* 6. What type of publisher did you publish with? (Check all that apply)

How much money did you make from writing last year?

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* 7. How much money did you make from writing last year?

Are you a full-time writer?
That is, does writing or writing related activity make up the entirety of your income?

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* 8. Are you a full-time writer?
That is, does writing or writing related activity make up the entirety of your income?

Do you have another job as well as writing?

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* 9. Do you have another job as well as writing?

If you have another job, aside from writing, is it:

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* 10. If you have another job, aside from writing, is it:

Where do you live?

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* 11. Where do you live?

Do you:

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* 12. Do you:

Do you receive financial support from a partner, spouse, family member, or anyone else?

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* 13. Do you receive financial support from a partner, spouse, family member, or anyone else?

Have you ever been supported for a period of longer than 1 month by someone else since becoming a writer?

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* 14. Have you ever been supported for a period of longer than 1 month by someone else since becoming a writer?

Last year, what percentage of your income (roughly) came specifically from writing - including advances, freelance work, royalties. Do not include grants, prizes, fellowships.

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* 15. Last year, what percentage of your income (roughly) came specifically from writing - including advances, freelance work, royalties. Do not include grants, prizes, fellowships.

Is this significantly different than other years? 

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* 16. Is this significantly different than other years? 

Last year, what percentage of your income (roughly) came from grants, prizes, fellowships etc.

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* 17. Last year, what percentage of your income (roughly) came from grants, prizes, fellowships etc.

Is this significantly different than other years?

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* 18. Is this significantly different than other years?

Last year, what percentage (roughly) of your income came from writing related work - ie teaching creative writing, writer-in-residence positions, speaking engagements/readings, manuscript evaluations etc.

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* 19. Last year, what percentage (roughly) of your income came from writing related work - ie teaching creative writing, writer-in-residence positions, speaking engagements/readings, manuscript evaluations etc.

Is this significantly different than in other years?

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* 20. Is this significantly different than in other years?

Last year, what percentage (roughly) of your income came from work not related to writing in any way?

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* 21. Last year, what percentage (roughly) of your income came from work not related to writing in any way?

Is this significantly different than other years?

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* 22. Is this significantly different than other years?

Do you think having a 'day job' hinders your writing?

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* 23. Do you think having a 'day job' hinders your writing?

Is there anything you’d like to do that you feel your writing hinders? Home ownership, a family, travel, etc.?

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* 24. Is there anything you’d like to do that you feel your writing hinders? Home ownership, a family, travel, etc.?

What writing work do you do for free that you feel you should be paid for? reading series etc.

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* 25. What writing work do you do for free that you feel you should be paid for? reading series etc.

How much does it matter to you that you’re paid for writing? 

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* 26. How much does it matter to you that you’re paid for writing? 

Have you ever felt taken advantage of, or asked to do something for free that you felt you should have been paid for?

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* 27. Have you ever felt taken advantage of, or asked to do something for free that you felt you should have been paid for?

Please share a little bit about yourself and your work - ie. award winning poet, best-selling fiction writer, mid-list author, critical darling etc. Or, if you are comfortable sharing give your name.

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* 28. Please share a little bit about yourself and your work - ie. award winning poet, best-selling fiction writer, mid-list author, critical darling etc. Or, if you are comfortable sharing give your name.

Is there anything else that you would like to share or explain about your answers?

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* 29. Is there anything else that you would like to share or explain about your answers?

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