Please note that the Mi’gmaq Writers Awards is extended until June 30th, 2021.We invite you to submit your story to have a chance to win and to be published.
Congratulations to Bianca Martin of Gesgapegiag and also to Erika Metallic of Listuguj who both won in the 2019-2020 Mi’gmaq Writers Award contest! Wellugweioq!
Biana’s submission entitled “Amalkewinu” is the winning story in the 18 & Older Category. Bianca’s story is of a Fancy Shawl Dancer and her Giju.
Erika’s story “An Indian Day School Story” was inspired by talks with her Grandmother Eunice and wins in the 17 & Younger category. Erika is the daughter of Fred & Amy Metallic.
Both stories will be published in the near future and posted here on the MMS Website as digital downloads.
The deadline for submissions is May 31st! 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.
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 2021 is now open! The deadline for all submissions is May 31st, 2021.
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.