NMAF Newsstand Displays at Chapters Indigo extended until Nov 2

As part of its mandate to promote award-winning Canadian magazines to readers across the country, the NMAF has partnered with Indigo Books & Music Inc to showcase this year’s National Magazine Award winners in special displays at 91 Chapters and Indigo bookstores across the country, and now this special publicity effort has been extended until November 2.

Visit your nearest Chapters or Indigo bookstore and look for the special displays, and pick up a copy of National Magazine Award-winning titles like Chatelaine, Azure, ELLE Canada, Fashion Magazine, The Walrus and Cottage Life, Canada’s Magazine of the Year.

Tweet us a photo of the display @MagAwards.

A look at some of the National Magazine Award winners on display:

Apply for an Internship with the National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is now accepting applications for one paid Administrative Internship position for the National Magazine Awards (NMAs) and the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards (KRWs) in Toronto for Winter 2014/Spring 2015.

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NMA winners headline shortlists for GGs, Writers’ Trust, Giller Prize

Yesterday’s revealing of the Giller Prize shortlist, today’s announcement of the Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists, both on the heels of last week’s release of the five finalists for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, means that the big three Canadian literary prizes are counting down the days until we find out who wrote the best in Canadian literature for 2014.

Each year, it seems a handful of the nominees for these prestigious CanLit prizes have come from the magazine world; this year, almost all of the shortlisted authors have National Magazine Awards on their resumes.

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Canada’s History, Prairie Fire lead nominees for Maggie Awards

The 2014 Manitoba Magazine Awards (“Maggies”) nominations have been announced, and the 5 publications shortlisted for Manitoba Magazine of the Year include National Magazine Award winners Canada’s History and Prairie Fire as well as Conservator, Covet and Kayak.

(Border Crossings, recently crowned Manitoba Magazine of the Year at the Western Magazine Awards, did not make the list.)

Prairie Fire grabbed 7 of the 10 overall nominations in the 3 Arts & Literary categories–Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry and Short Fiction, while Canada’s History was also nominated for Best Cover Illustration, Best Mobile, Digital or Interactive Initiative (for its “Destinations” microsite), Best Editorial Feature, Best Regular Column or Department and Best Single Issue.

Other notable nominees include Anna Magazine, Ayoko, Cellar Door, CV2, Geez, Rhubarb and The Cottager.

The winners, including People’s Choice Awards, will be announced Thursday, October 2 at the Delta Hotel, Winnipeg.

Magazine of the Year Cottage Life on special display at Chapters Indigo

When the lights came up on the final prize of the 2013 National Magazine Awards, the 500 gala guests at The Carlu and the thousands following the show on Twitter leaned in to hear the following words: “The winner of the award for Magazine of the Year: Cottage Life.”

This month and next, you can find the latest issue of Canada’s Magazine of the Year on a special display at 91 Chapters and Indigo superstores across Canada, alongside many other National Magazine Award-winning titles as part of a new promotional partnership between the NMAF and Indigo Books & Music, Inc.  Continue reading

Up Here, Western Living, Border Crossings among big winners at Western Magazine Awards

Last night in Vancouver the Western Magazine Awards Foundation presented its annual awards program, with Up Here winning the highest honour of Western Canada Magazine of the Year. The Yellowknife-based publication dedicated to life in Canada’s far north is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year; previously it was named Magazine of the Year by the National Magazine Awards Foundation in 2009 and continues to be one of the most impressive and entertaining periodicals in Canada.

Click here for the full list of winners.

Also among the big winners at this year’s WMAs:

Manitoba Magazine of the Year: Border Crossings

Saskatchewan Magazine of the Year: Saskatoon Home

Alberta / NWT Magazine of the Year: Up Here

BC / Yukon Magazine of the Year: Western Living

Best New Magazine: Homes & Living Calgary

Trade Magazine of the Year: AG Advance Journal

Vancouver Magazine won the awards for Best Art Direction and Best Photograph (People), while New Trail won for Best Illustration. Best New Writer went to Miranda Martini for her work in Alberta Views.

Brian Kaufman, the founding editor of the Vancouver-based lit-mag subTerrain, was presented with the WMAs lifetime achievement award.

 

Congrats to all the winners. Follow @WesternMagAward and #WMA14 for all the news, awards and chatter from last night’s big event at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside.

This post was updated to note the correct the winner of Best New Magazine.