Dave Williamson National Short Story Competition

Our inaugural annual Dave Williamson National Short Story Competition is open to writers across Canada.

Submissions Open: December 1, 2022
Submissions Close: March 1, 2023 at 11:59 CST


Applications for the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program
Close November 30th, 2022.

It’s that time of year again when we are looking for applicants to our Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program.

This year, we are able to support TWO emerging writers and TWO established writers.


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Your donation supports writers across Manitoba and will have immiedate impact on the programming and services offered in the year you donate.


The Manitoba Writers’ Guild (MWG) is a not-for-profit provincial arts service organization that represents professional and emerging writers in Manitoba. The MWG is a growing community of writers from all backgrounds and genres. Our mission is to encourage, develop, promote and celebrate writers and writing, to support the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.