Do you have a passion for writing or know someone who does? A Manitoba Writers’ Guild membership is the perfect way to connect with Manitoba’s writing community, meet other writers, and participate in a wide range of programs, workshops and events of interest to writers and readers.

Our members include poets and graphic novelists, journalists and non-fiction writers, bloggers and novelists, and all points in between and beyond. Many of our members are just embarking on their writing careers, while others are award-winning authors with extensive publication histories.


Members receive a number of benefits:

  • reduced rates on workshops and masterclasses
  • eligibility for exclusive access member-only programs, such as the bi-monthly critique group and the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program
  • subscription to our bi-monthly e-newsletter, which includes member only events, news, markets and contests of interest to writers and readers.
  • Free Reader Reward Card from McNally Robinson Booksellers ($25 value)
  • Discounts on subscriptions to Prairie Fire and Contemporary Verse 2 Magazines
  • Opportunity to create your own writer profile on our webpage
    …and more!


The Guild has a fixed membership year that runs from July 1 to June 30. Unless otherwise noted, all annual memberships are valid from July 1st of one year to June 30th of the next year.

  • $60 – Regular, annual
  • $30 – Full-time student or on fixed income, annual
  • $10 – Youth, 18 or under, annual (NO VOTING PRIGILEDGES)

All three membership types provide the same benefits to its holder, except youth membership holders cannot vote at membership meetings.

After January 1, a half-year membership is available for $30 and valid from January 1 to June 30 of any given fiscal year.

How to apply

  1. Fill out an online application form (or download printable form for mailing)
  2. Make your payment:
    a) Pay with credit card via Square
    b) Send an e-Transfer to
    c) Mail a cheque (& application form, if printed) to the Guild office (521-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1H3)

The Guild welcomes writers of all writing styles, levels, and experience. Join us, and get involved in your writing community!

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For a limited time only, renew/purchase your Regular Membership plus our Journal for a combined price of $75, taxes and delivery included (regular price for both: $82.50).

Fill out the membership form, here.

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The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is a not-for-profit organization supporting writers, writing, and reading in Manitoba. As always, we appreciate your support!