MAY 12, 2020 UPDATE!

We understand that being inspired to write may have dwindled during these past few months, and we understand that.
So we’re extending the deadline for submissions until June 19th! We will also be accepting submissions by email for those who may not be able to get to a printer or the Post Office. All submissions received so far, are sealed and will be kept that way until they are ready to be sent to the MWA Judges. Email your story to [email protected]  —  or you can also still send by posted mail if you choose to do so.

The extended deadline for all submissions is June 19th, 2020.

Read the MWA 2020 Rules in English here.      Download the Entry Form in English here.

French versions are also available: www.migmawei.ca/fr/migmaq-writers-award/



Jodie Callaghan (Barnaby) was the MWA Contest winner in 2010 with her story “The Train”.  Her story has been nationally published as a picture book by Second Story Press.

The below video features Jodie sharing on some of the book’s content, and also on the lasting message that she hopes the book brings to its readers.


The Mi’gmaq Writers Award team and MMS Staff congratulates Jodie Callaghan (Barnaby) of Listuguj, who was the MWA Contest winner in 2009/2010 with her story “The Train”.  Her story has since been nationally published as a picture book by Second Story Press.

The below video features Jodie sharing how she was inspired to write the story, and how she was encouraged to enter it into the Mi’gmaq Writers Award Contest.

 


Our next MWA Contest for 2020 is now open!  The deadline for all submissions is April 30th, 2020.

Read the MWA 2020 Rules in English here.      Download the Entry Form in English here.

French versions are also available: www.migmawei.ca/fr/migmaq-writers-award/

 


MWA Winners awarded plaques

MMS recently awarded this year’s winners in the Mi’gmaq Writers Award contest at a Feast/Social on November 6, 2019.  Pictured below (Left to right): Amber Jerome of Gesgapegiag won with “Teaching Gopit a Lesson” in the 17 & younger category; Jennifer Gedeon of Gesgapegiag won in the 18 & older category with “The Little Cave”.  We also awarded Sarah Isaac of Listuguj, who won in 2018 with her story “Lightning Woman & Thunderbird”.  MM Chair Darcy Gray presented the winners with their plaques.  Both stories are available to view and read in the below sections.

 


Both stories are available to view and read in the below sections.

17 and under


Amber Jerome
Year: 2019
Margaret Caplin
Year: 2018
Judy Ste-Croix
Year: 2017
Haley Jerome
Year: 2016
Storm Martin
Year: 2014
Je'gopsn Metallic
Year: 2013
Crystal Fitzgerald Bernard
Year: 2012
Ta'pit Hubert Martin
Year: 2011
Emma Metallic
Year: 2010

18 and over


Jennifer Gedeon
Year: 2019
Sarah Isaac
Year: 2018
Derek Dale Condo
Year: 2017
Nadia Robertson
Year: 2017
Ashley Barnaby
Year: 2016
Spencer Isaac
Year: 2014
Killa Ch'aska Mitchell-Atencio
Year: 2013
Duane Isaac
Year: 2012
Darcy Gray
Year: 2011
Jodie Barnaby
Year: 2010
Frank Jr. Molley
Year: 2009