My employer, Virginia Quarterly Review, has won big at tonight’s National Magazine Awards. VQR pulled off the noteworthy feat of winning two awards, including The Big One: General Excellence. Ted Genoways did some fine speaking up on the stage at Lincoln Center this evening, making up for the interminably long walk from his seat in the second-to-last row of the joint.
(I have nothing at all to do with these awards, and deserve no credit whatsoever for VQR‘s win, but I’m basking in it just the same.)
The three pieces that added up to the win in the Fiction category are available on the website: Alan Heathcock’s “Peacekeeper,” Joyce Carol Oates’ “Smother,” and R.T. Smith’s “Ina Grove.” It must be noted that Smith is a Virginian—he lives in Rockbridge, and edits Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review. Congratulations to them all.