About Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association

Reaching up to 1,000,000 readers every month, Manitoba magazines provide world class writing – prose and poetry, fact and fiction – wrapped in creative design, quality photography and illustration. The following Manitoba Magazines are finalists in the 2014 Western Magazine Awards Competition. The winners will be announced and presented at the WMAF Gala on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel in downtown Vancouver. 2014 NOMINEES by CATEGORY by order of magazine WRITTEN NOMINEES ARTS, CULTURE + ENTERTAINMENT Patti Smith: Making the Past Present by Daniel Baird, Border Crossings HUMAN EXPERIENCE Dreams in the Dust by Rick Book, Canada’s History The Moon in Scorpio by Trevor Corkum, Prairie Fire REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT Bordercolumn by Robert Enright, Border Crossings GOLD AWARD NOMINEES Come Together by Mark Reid, Canada’s History Going, Going, Gone by Matthew Kirby , Canada’s History Who is Canada’s Greatest Explorer? by Douglas Hunter, Jacques Lacoursiere, Ken McGoogan, Bill Moreau & Victor Suthern, Canada’s History Trail of Dreams by Liz Bryan, Going Places Rereading Trace, 25 Years Lat by Alison Calder, Prairie Fire BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE Canada’s Greatest Explorer by Robert Carter Canada’s History   MAGAZINE NOMINEES BEST TRADE MAGAZINE Border Crossings MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Border Crossings Canada’s History Prairie Fire The Cottager

Breaking News

Wishing good luck to the 21 magazines who have entered The Maggies! There are 86 individual entries so our judges will have a busy time. Our judges; Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix, Carolyn Gray, Ishbel Moore and Kait Walker.

CLOSES SEPTEMBER 12: People’s Choice. Click the link to the right, go to the foot of the page and enter your favorite magazine in the “Magazine of the Year” category.

Rain didn’t stop play at the First Annual MMPA Golf Tournament. The weather cleared up after a showery morning and it turned into a wonderful day. Speaker Tim Hague Snr (Winner of Year 1 Amazing Race with his son, and advocate for Parkinsons Disease) was a stimulating after-dinner speaker. $500 raised towards The Winnipeg Foundation’s “Nourishing Potential” program. See the golf action here.

The “Moving Magazines” conference was a great success! Large sessions with two presenters plus small intimate sessions with only three participants. One attendee said, “I learned so much in that small session, even more than in a large classroom group. It was excellent!” We’re already planning for next year so make sure you watch out for dates and other information.

If you are not a member of Magazines Canada, you may find this edition of “Page” interesting. Members of MMPAs Board met with the Hon. Ron Lemieux June 10 to discuss the range of business opportunities open in the magazine publishing field.

Congratulations Border Crossings on the launch of Issue 130 on June 11. It was party time!