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, with winners being announced Friday, September 26th, 2014 in Vancouver. Border Crossings, Canada’s History, Prairie Fire are nominated in multiple departments. Magazine of the Year nominees are Border Crossings, Canada’s History, Prairie Fire and The Cottager.

Breaking News

Check the Professional Development page to see videos from MMPA’s June conference.

EVENT OF THE YEAR! For Manitoba publishers, anyway. It’s The Maggies! 2014Book here. Join us at the Delta Hotel, St Mary Ave, Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. on October 2. Cocktails followed by dinner and then – it’s Award Time! Emcee and speaker is Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. There will be awards given in 16 categories, including Best of the Best. Who will win? Attend and find out.

People’s Choice voting is now closed. Thanks to the (nearly) 1,000 people who voted!

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.

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!