Deadlines

We are currently accepting submissions to the Manitoba Book Awards. The Deadline is November 18, 2019. For further information, go to https://manitobabookawards.com/index.php/en/ We are also accepting applications for Mentors and Apprentices to the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019. For further information, go to the Mentorship page of this … Read more Deadlines

December News

Before the office closes for the holidays, I wanted to let you know what’s been happening with the Guild. (This message was also sent by email December 20, 2018.) First of all, please note that the Manitoba Writers’ Guild office will be closed December 21, 2018 until Tuesday, January 8, 2019. I will also be … Read more December News

(CBC story) Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

Writers’ Union of Canada survey says its members’ incomes down by 27% from just 3 years ago It’s a story as old as the craft itself: an impoverished author, serving coffee or scrubbing floors while writing what would become a seminal novel. Except in Canada today, tales of financial hardship extend to writers who are … Read more (CBC story) Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

Website under way

We are completely rebuilding the MWG Website. Please forgive our plain appearance, and slimmed down capabilities. Starting from scratch leaves no in-between content. It’s either ready for the new site, or out. Much of the fun stuff is still out. You can buy or renew your membership as always. 

Announcing the winners of the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards! Nous sommes heureux de vous presenter les gagnants pour les Prix du livre du Manitoba 2018!

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie Comma by Jennifer Still, published by Book*hug   The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards/Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition   Book Design Children Shouldn’t Use Knives and Other Tales by Shirley Camia, cover and interior design by Matthew Stevens and Shirley Camia, illustrations by … Read more Announcing the winners of the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards! Nous sommes heureux de vous presenter les gagnants pour les Prix du livre du Manitoba 2018!