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. MAGGIE WINNERS 2014

Best Poem or Suite of Poems
Rhubarb: The Wandering Heart of Cornelius Klassen
Best Short Fiction
Prairie Fire: The Book about the Bear
Best Editorial Feature or Creative Non-Fiction piece
Prairie Fire: The Moon in Scorpio
Best Business or Individual Profile
Conservator: Trenscending from Tragedy
Best Professional, Industrial, Manufacturing, Agricultural, Association, Environmental or Marketing Article 
Canadian Journal of Green Buildings & Design: Biophilic Design – Materials and Health
Best Single Issue
Canadian School Counsellor: Back to School.
Best Editorial Feature
The Cottager: When Good Comes out of Tragedy
Best Regular Column or Department
Canada’s History: Christopher Moore
Best Single Issue
Canada’s History: Our Greatest Explorer
Best Brand Extension Activity
Anna Magazine: Event studio, cooking classes
Best Cover – Illustration
Canada’s History: Our Greatest Explorer
Best Cover – Photography
Geez: PerSisters
Best Mobile, Digital or Interactive Initiative
Canada’s History: Destinations
People’s Choice
1st; Cellar Door, runners-up Conservator and The Cottager
Kayak, Canada’s History Magazine for Kids

Breaking News

The Maggie winners are announced! Congratulations to every magazine which entered the Maggies. The competition was tough: see the winners on the left. To say everyone who entered was a winner is an cliché, but when you saw the quality of the magazines entered, each one could have been a winner in their category.

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

EVENT OF THE YEAR! For Manitoba publishers, anyway was The Maggies! 2014.  We’re not sure of the date yet, but the Maggies will certainly be held again in 2015. Magazine publishers, start working on your “best issues” so you’re not scrambling. You just have three months left in 2014 which will qualify for the 2015 Maggies. How many more issues?

People’s Choice voting is now closed. Thanks to the (nearly) 1,000 people who voted! The Cellar Door was tops, with Conservator and The Cottager close runners-up. 

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!