For the third year in a row, Virginia Quarterly Review has been nominated in the General Excellence category in the National Magazine Awards. We actually won it last year, garnering all sorts of glowing coverage in the process. Our competition this time around is Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, I.D., Metropolis, and Print.
We’re also nominated in the Fiction category for Binyavanga Wainaina’s “Ships in High Transit,” Kevin A. González’s “Wake,” and Dan Chaon’s “Shepherdess.” We won this category last year. We’re up against McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, Playboy, and Zoetrope: All-Story, which is some pretty stiff competition.
We’ll find out how we did at the awards ceremony, held in May at Lincoln Center. Disclaimer: I’m VQR’s internet guy; I do nothing that could have anything to do with these nominations.