Eighteen Bridges, an Alberta-based literary magazine that came out of the gate with a fresh take on a traditional form, was named as best new magazine at the Western Magazine Awards, presented Saturday in Vancouver. It was also named magazine of the year for Alberta/NWT.
Vancouver magazine was named magazine of the year for all of western Canada (also for BC/Yukon), which is ironic in light of the recent departure of the editor, Gary Ross. Other notable winners
- Sean Rossiter was named winner of the Lifetime Achievement award (see earlier post)
- Trade magazine of the year was Alberta Oil, published by Venture Publishing of Edmonton. Alberta Oil was recently named magazine of the year in the Kenneth R. Wilson awards for business-to-business publications.
- Best online magazine was The Tyee.
- Magazine of the year for Manitoba was Geez.
- Magazine of the year for Saskatchewan was Grain.
- Gold awards for writing:
- Alberta/NWT, Eighteen Bridges, Chris Turner, "Bearing Witness"
- BC/Yukon. Vancouver Magazine, Timothy Taylor, "Blood Brothers
- Manitoba, Western Living, Shel Zolkewich, "Hooked"
- Saskatchewan, The Crow, Kent Morrison, "The La Loche Project"
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