Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Holidays from AMPA!

Stay warm out there everyone... now is the perfect time to curl up with your favourite Alberta magazine and a mug of hot chocolate.

We hope you have a happy, safe, and warm holiday season!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

National Magazine Awards - Call for Entries

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is searching for Canada’s best in magazine journalism, photography, illustration and design from 2008.

Beginning December 1 the NMAF will be accepting submissions in 40 Categories for Gold ($1000) and Silver ($500) awards, to be presented at the 32nd annual National Magazine Awards – June 5, 2009 in Toronto.

The National Magazine Awards program is open to Canadian magazines and staff as well as Canadian freelance writers, illustrators, photographers and designers.

Please see the Rules & Eligibility for more information. The submissions process opens December 1, 2008 at The deadline for entries is January 9, 2008. The fee for most entries is $85.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hooray - Masthead lives on online

When I heard that Masthead, the magazine about magazine publishing, was going to stop publishing as of Jan/Feb 2009, I was pretty choked.

Luckily for all of us, it's online entity,, will continue. It's chock full of news, jobs, announcements, and all you could need to know about industry shufflings and trends. The website will still be managed by North Island publishing, and consummate snooper Marco Ursi will remain at its helm as editor.

Said Ursi, "I have some wicked new ideas for the site and look forward to serving the industry with more news, features, service and opinions. I also get to keep sticking my nose into other people's business without having to make an excuse for it."

So I urge you to visit and support the website--it's an invaluable resource for anyone in the industry.