Submissions open for the 2020 National Magazine Awards

If you’re a writer, photographer or illustrator who does freelance work for magazines, it’s time to start thinking about making a submission to the National Magazine Awards. The awards program has 18 writing and visual award categories, including feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and many more. The gold medal winner in each category receives a […]

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National Magazine Awards seeking judges for 2020 awards season

If you’re a freelance writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator who publishes a significant amount of your work in Canadian publications, you’re invited to apply to be a judge for the 2020 National Magazine Awards, Digital Publishing Awards, or National Magazine Awards: B2B. The National Magazine Awards Foundation welcomes applications from freelancers, especially ones who have been nominated […]

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Submissions open for the 2019 National Magazine Awards

If you’ve written a great piece of magazine journalism this year, the time has come to make a submission to the National Magazine Awards. If your publisher isn’t planning to submit your work, you can submit it yourself — and the awards foundation even offers freelancers a discount on entry fees. The Freelancer Support Fund offers […]

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2018 National Magazine Awards submissions open

Have you written a great piece of magazine journalism this year? If your publisher isn’t planning to enter it for a National Magazine Award, you should consider entering it yourself… and once again you’ll get a discount on your entry fees. Entries for the 41st annual National Magazine Awards opened this week and the Freelancer Support Fund is […]

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Ticket giveaway for National Magazine Awards gala May 26 in Toronto

The 2017 National Magazine Awards nominations were announced last week and, as always, freelancers figure prominently among the nominees. And two of them are members of CMG Freelance. Congratulations to Alison Motluk, whose piece “A Journey to the Medical Netherworld” is nominated in the Personal Journalism category. And congratulations to Kalli Anderson, whose article “Cannabis Kids” is nominated […]

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Off the Page, with investigative journalist Virgil Grandfield

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. In this interview we chat with freelance journalist Virgil Grandfield, who won the 2016 National Magazine Award for Investigative Reporting. In his award-winning investigative story “The Cage” (Eighteen Bridges) Virgil Grandfield describes one particular day of his multi-year investigation into human trafficking allegedly […]

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Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the Gold Medal for Photojournalism & Photo Essay for her incredible reporting of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian […]

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Off the Page, with Richard Kelly Kemick

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with Richard Kelly Kemick, who was nominated for 2 National Magazine Awards in 2016–winning the Gold Medal in One of a Kind for his story “Playing God” (The Walrus), a reflection on his singular obsession with building Christmas villages. […]

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National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new categories, Freelancer Support Fund

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a revamped set of categories last week that are designed to increase the value and prestige of the awards. There are 25 categories this year, including 14 writing awards and 7 visual awards. Instead of focusing on subject matter, the new categories are defined by form. They include such categories as long-form […]

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National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new initiatives

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a number of changes this week. The foundation is responsible for the National Magazine Awards, which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. In a press release yesterday, the foundation said that the changes are designed to “maintain and advance the NMAF’s 40-year status as the gold standard of creative excellence.” […]

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