A panel of judges is selected by the marathon committee and may include librarians, book store owners, former publishers, editors or professional writers. They read and discuss the manuscripts among themselves and make their selections. The winning manuscript in each category (Best Novel, Adult, Best Novel, Young Adult/Juvenile) is then sent to a publisher and/or agent for review.
We are pleased to announce that At Bay Press has agreed to be the official MNM 2022 publisher, receiving the winning manuscripts in both categories (adult and young adult/juvenile). Thanks are due to our Publisher/Agent Liaison David Patterson.
From their website:
At Bay Press is an independent, award-winning publisher. We strive to seek out new work by undiscovered authors and artists and bring their work to light. We are known for original, thoughtful content as well as exceptionally crafted and well designed titles, some of which are constructed by hand.
At Bay Press is a member of the Association of Canadian Publishers, Association of Manitoba Book Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Fine Press Book Association and the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild.
We are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Past MNM publishers have included:
- Latitude 46 Publishing (2019 and 2020)
- Kids Can Press
- Annick Press
- Thomas Allen
- Napoleon & Company (no link available – 2020-06-22)
- Key Porter Books (no link available – 2020-06-22)
- Owl Kids/Maple Tree Press
- Cormorant Books
- Red Deer Press
- Lobster Press (no link available – 2020-06-22)
- Guernica Editions
- The Porcupines Quill
- Blue Moon Publishers
- Marc Cote of Cormorant (Adult category) MNM2010
Mahak Jain of Lobster Press (Juvenile and YA categories) MNM2010