U.S. NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The American Society of Magazine Editors today announced the finalists for this year's U.S. National Magazine Awards. (The U.S. awards are given to magazines, rather than to individual writers, photographers and illustrators and the prize is an "Ellie" sculpture by Alexander Calder. Canadian awards nominations from the National Magazine Awards Foundation are due to be announed next month.)
Conde Nast Publications' The New Yorker received 10 nominations including one for General Excellence. Other magazines receiving multiple nominations include another Conde Nast title, Vanity Fair (seven), and The Atlantic Monthly (five).
Five magazines received three nominations apiece: Fairchild Publications' Details; Hearst Magazines' Esquire; Time Inc.'s Fortune; Conde Nast's Gourmet; New York Magazine; and Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated.
Among the magazines recognized this year are some first-time nominees, which are darlings of magazine insiders, such as the smart-set journal The Believer and an advertising-free title for the food-obsessed, Cook's Illustrated.
New York, which revamped significantly last year under new ownership and a new editor, Adam Moss, received multiple nominations for the first time since 1993.
Nominees for the industry's most prestigious award, General Excellence, by circulation:
Circulation under 100,000:
The American Scholar, The Believer, Print, ReadyMade, The Virginia Quarterly Review
Circulation of 100,000 to 250,000:
Baseline, Dwell, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Magazine, Teacher Magazine
Circulation of 250,000 to 500,000:
The Atlantic Monthly, Cure, Details, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Magazine
Circulation of 500,000 to 1 million:
Cook's Illustrated, Esquire, Gourmet, Vibe, Wired
Circulation of 1 million to 2 million:
Fortune, Men's Health, The New Yorker, Real Simple, Vanity Fair
Circulation more than 2 million:
Glamour, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated