May 1: Nominations Announcement

May 29: Winners' Circle

June 1: Awards Gala

Best New Magazine Writer

 

This award will go to a writer whose early work in magazines  shows the highest degree of craft and promise. 

 

Announcing the 2018 nominees: The winner will be announced on June 1 at the 41st National Magazine Awards gala. 

 

Best New Magazine Writer

The five finalists for Best New Magazine Writer—given to the individual whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise—are:

 

 

 

Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Tribal Canoe Journey

Canadian Geographic

 

 

 

Christopher Elliott

Way, Way Off the Rails in Mauritania 
Outpost Magazine


 

Hadiya Roderique

Dating While Black 
The Walrus


 

Jessica Rose

Lost and Found 
Toronto Life


Justin Dallaire

Fall from Grace 
United Church Observer


  

 

Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

2016 - Amorina Kingdon "The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion (Hakai Magazine)

2015 - Desmond Cole - "The Skin I'm In" (Toronto Life)

2014 - Genna Buck - "Finding a Place" (Maisonneuve)

2013 - Catherine McIntyre - "Clusterf*ck" (THIS Magazine)
2012 - Sierra Skye Gemma - “The Wrong Way” (The New Quarterly)

2011 - Liam Casey, “Suicide Notes” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)
2010 - Matthieu Aikins, "Last Stand in Kandahar" (The Walrus)
2009 - Danielle Groen, "This is Your Brain on Love" (Chatelaine)
2008 - Kris Demeanor, "Get a Real Job" (unlimited)
2007 - Patrick White, "Red Rush" (The Walrus)
2006 - Jeremy Klaszus, "Big Oil on Trial" (AlbertaViews)
2005 - Larry Frolick, "The Wired Cabin"; "Danger Signs" (Outpost)
2004 - Sophie Lees (AlbertaViews)
2003 - Chantal Srivastava (L'actualité)
2002 - Jean-Francois Bégin (L'actualité)
2001 - Jonathan Trudel (L'actualité)

2000 - Matthew McKinnon


Previous Winners of Best New Visual Creator

2014 - Hudson Christie - "A Portrait of the Artist with Testicles in Hand" (Maisonneuve)
2011 - The Coveteur, “Gifts” (Report on Business)
2009 - Byron Eggenschwiler "Tales from Riverheights Terrace" (Swerve)


Previous Winners of Best Student Writer
2008 - Chris Watt, "Iraq's Walking Dead", Maisonneuve
2007 - Julia Belluz, “I” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)

2006 - Buffy Cram, "Man Hands," Prairie Fire
2005 - Leigh Doyle, "So Long" (Ryerson Review of Journalism)