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 Maggies entries are all in and judges are reviewing files. Let the excitement commence!   Entries came in these categories: Magazine of the Year; Best of the Best; Art & Literary; Business to Business, Association or Custom.

Judges are:  Dr Jonathan Ball, Allan Britnell, Dymphny Dronyk, Martin Cash, Rosemarie Finlay, Ariel Gordon,  Kelly Gray, George Stephenson, Scott Messenger, Veronica Cowan. Read about them here. 2015_Maggies_Judges_bios

Now it is time for YOU to choose - and vote for – your favorite magazine. Go to http://manitobamagazines.ca/peoples-choice to vote. Your choice will help rack up scores for Manitoba’s Magazine of the Year. Voting closes May 8, and winners will be announced at the Maggies Awards Event on May 28. Vote today!

(Umm… who’s up and working late? A Prairie Fire aficionado, that’s who! Our very first Survey Monkey response, received 10:10 p.m. April 13.)


Breaking News

The Maggie Awards entries are all in, and judges have their reading programs. Thanks to Jonathan Ball, Rosemarie Finlay, Scott Messenger, Ariel Gordon, Kelly Gray, George Stephenson, Dymphny Dronyk, Martin Cash, Allan Britnell and Veronica Cowan for their valuable time. (See bios on the left.) Vote for your favourite Magazine of the Year: click the link on the right to make your pick. Winners will be announced at our Maggie Awards May 28 at the Viscount Gort. Book your table at Maggie Tickets

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.

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.

 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.