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 2015 ENTRIES OPEN MARCH 2 AND CLOSE APRIL 6
Here are the categories: Magazine of the Year; Best of the Best; Art & Literary; Business to Business, Association or Custom.
Your judges have been appointed: Dr Jonathan Ball, Allan Britnell, Dymphny Dronyk, Martin Cash, Rosemarie Finlay, Ariel Gordon, Kelly Gray, George Stephenson, Scott Messenger. Read about them here.
Congratulations to Canada’s History: winner of Best Cover in the Small Business Category of the Canadian Cover Awards. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in eight award categories. Entries were open to issues sold on Canadian newsstands in 2014 (from September 2013 to September 2014) with final newsstand sales. Newsstand sales were worth 50 percent of a title’s final score, the remaining 50 percent determined by a panel of judges that included a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director. See the full details here.
Prairie Fire: Speaking volumes: On May 9 Prairie Fire Press is hosting Speaking Volumes, their annual fundraising gala. Follow this link to find out how you can support this valuable program.
Envoi Get Poetry Book Club: In the lead up to the Envoi Poetry Festival May 29 – June 5, a book club has been arranged. Up to ten participants, eight books, with lots of add-on bonuses. Click here to get the details. Offer expires March 31.
Be a part of history. Did you know? One copy of any magazine/newspaper published in Manitoba should be sent to the Manitoba Legislative Library. www.gov.mb.ca/chc/leg-lib
New on Facebook: Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association page. Please “Like”, add your comments, share your magazine news. We will be adding news as it comes up. Writers, look there for some writing competitions and paid magazine submissions. Although entry dates have passed, in the main, they are worth diarising for next year.
Kayak turns ten! Congratulation to all the publishing staff of Kayak on a great job for the last ten years. Here’s to the next ten. See Kayak here.
Print is dead! NOT!! Long live the bookbook. Here’s the link – don’t miss it.
2015 Conference dates set. May 27 and May 28, once more at the Viscount Gort, Winnipeg. Check the Professional Development page to see videos from MMPA’s June conference.
Event of the Year! The Maggies! 2015 will be held May 28 as part of our Annual Conference, once more at the Viscount Gort, Winnipeg. Publishers, your entries will come from magazines published during 2014 so start your engines.
MMPA’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will be held Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Bel Air Golf Course. Information coming shortly. Once again part of the proceeds will go to Winnipeg Foundation’s “Nourishing Potential” program. See the 2014 golf action here.