The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has released its list of finalists for the 2010 Best Cover contest. As before, the winners will be picked by readers going to the Amazon.com site, starting September 1. (The Fortune cover shown is a finalist in News and Business; Martha Stewart Living is in the House & Home category.)
Magazine covers were eligible if they appeared on issues dated from June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010. Beginning September 1, the 72 finalists will be posted on Amazon.com for 30 days. Customers will vote for their favorites in 12 categories, then choose the Cover of the Year from the 12 winners. The winners will be announced on October 3 in Chicago at the American Magazine Conference, the premier meeting for industry leaders hosted by MPA and ASME.
Among magazines with multiple nominations: New York (6), The New York Times Magazine (5), The New Yorker (5), GQ (4), Harper’s Bazaar (4), Rolling Stone (3), Sports Illustrated (3), Vanity Fair (3), The Advocate (2), Departures (2), Entertainment Weekly (2) and Martha Stewart Living (2).