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, even if you are renewing, as the online form will automatically update our files and quicken the processing of your membership.
  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!