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National Magazine Award Finalists Announced, Includes Esquire, Wired, National Geographic and New York

National Magazine Award Finalists Announced, Includes Esquire, Wired, National Geographic and New York

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced today the finalists for the 2013 National Magazine Awards, with Esquire, Fortune, National Geographic, New York and Wired mags all receiving nominations for “General Excellence” in print. Full list of winners below.

Meanwhile, finalists with the best tablet magazine include Bon Appetit, National Geographic and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Full list of 2013 finalists:

General Excellence, Print

News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines

Honors large-circulation weeklies, biweeklies and monthlies

Esquire; Fortune; National Geographic; New York; Wired

Service and Fashion Magazines

Honors women’s magazines, including health, fitness and
family-centric publications

Harper’s Bazaar; O, The Oprah Magazine; Real Simple; Vogue;
Women’s Health


Lifestyle Magazines

Honors food, travel and shelter magazines as well as city
and regional publications

Bon Appétit; House Beautiful; Martha Stewart Living; Saveur;
Texas Monthly

Special-Interest Magazines

Honors magazines serving targeted audiences, including
enthusiast and hobbyist  titles

The Fader; mental_floss; MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of
Military History; Outside; Scientific American

Literary, Political and Professional Magazines

Honors small-circulation general-interest magazines as well
as academic and scholarly publications

MIT Technology Review; Mother Jones; The New Republic; The
Paris Review; Poetry

General Excellence, Digital Media

Chow; Glamour; National Geographic; Pitchfork; Slate


Bon Appétit; BULLETT; Details; New York; TIME


Bon Appétit; Interview; National Geographic; TIME; W

Feature Photography

Harper’s Magazine for “The Water of My Land,”
photographs by Samuel James; September

Martha Stewart Living for “A Pilgrim’s Feast,”
photographs by Anna Williams; November

National Geographic for “In the Shadow of Wounded
Knee,” by Alexandra Fuller; photographs by Aaron Huey; August

New York for “What We Saw When The Lights Went
Out,” by John Homans; photographs by Iwan Baan, Pari Dukovic, Christopher
Griffith, Casey Kelbaugh, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Joseph Michael Lopez, Gus
Powell, Joseph Rodriguez and Peter Yang; November 12

W for “Good Kate, Bad Kate,” by Will Self;
photographs by Steven Klein; March

Single-Topic Issue

Backpacker for “The Survival Issue,” October

Bloomberg Businessweek for “Election Issue,”
October 15-21

Fast Company for “The World’s 50 Most Innovative
Companies,” March

Saveur for “The Mexico Issue,” August/September

Sports Illustrated for “Olympic Preview,” July 23

Magazine Section

Bon Appétit for “Starters”

Esquire for “Man at His Best”

GQ for “The Punch List”

HGTV Magazine for “Help Wanted”

New York for “Strategist”

Personal Service

Esquire for “Fatherhood for Men,” June/July

GQ for “Marriage: The Most Important, Least Discussed
Institution You’ll Ever Be a Part Of,” May

Los Angeles for “The New Face and Body of Plastic
Surgery,” October

Outside for “Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me
in the Morning,” by Florence Williams; December

Real Simple for “Women and Time: Setting a New
Agenda,” April

Leisure Interests

Bon Appétit for “The Incredible Egg,” by Carla
Lalli Music, April

ESPN The Magazine for “Fantasy Football,” August 6

Golf Digest for “Masters Preview,” April

Los Angeles for “The Food Lover’s Guide to L.A.,”
edited by Lesley Bargar Suter; November

Wired for “How to Be a Geek Dad,” June


Afar; The Atlantic; Golf Digest; National Geographic;
Scientific American

Tablet Magazine

Bloomberg Businessweek; Bon Appétit; Esquire; Money;
National Geographic


Field & Stream for “The Best Days of the Rut
2012,” November Print Issue, and “The F&S Rut Reporters” at
fieldandstream.com and for iPhone

Mother Jones for “MoJo Labs: Data Journalism and

National Geographic for “Cheetahs on the Edge,”
November iPad Edition

The New Yorker for “Secrets of Edgewood”

TIME for Hurricane Sandy Coverage


The Daily Beast for “How Obama Learned to Kill,”
June 6, and “The Keys to the Economy,” October 25, from the Op-Vid

Mother Jones for “Full Secret Video of Private Romney
Fundraiser,” September 18

The Oxford American for “Tiny Town!,” June 8, and
“I’ll Paint Something Worthwhile,” August 15, from the SoLost Video

Saveur for “How to Make Salsa Verde with Avocado,”
August 15, “Martin Yan Makes Scallion Pancakes,” October 10, and
“How to Make the Perfect Tempura,” December 4, from the Master Class
Video Series

Sports Illustrated for “Welcome to Friendship
Beach,” August 21, and “Loud and Clear,” September 25, from the
Underdogs Video Series

Public Interest

The Atlantic for “The Writing Revolution,” by Peg
Tyre; October

Consumer Reports for “Arsenic in Your Juice,”
January, and “Arsenic in Your Food,” November, by Andrea Rock

The New Yorker for “The Throwaways,” by Sarah
Stillman; September 3

Rolling Stone for “School of Hate,” by Sabrina
Rubin Erdely; February 16

Texas Monthly for “Mothers, Daughters, Sisters,
Wives,” by Mimi Swartz; August


Chicago for “Lawbreakers, Lawmakers,” by David
Bernstein and Noah Isackson; January

GQ for “18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2
Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath; March

Harper’s Magazine for “All Politics Is Local: Election
Night in Peru’s Largest Prison,” by Daniel Alarcón; February

The New York Times Magazine for “Did You Think About
the Six People You Executed?” by Robert F. Worth; May 13

The New Yorker for “The Implosion,” February 27,
and “The War Within,” August 27, by Jon Lee Anderson

Texas Monthly for “Hannah and Andrew,” by Pamela
Colloff; January

The Texas Observer for “Valley of Death,” by
Melissa del Bosque; March

Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing

Byliner for “The Living and the Dead,” by Brian
Mockenhaupt; October

GQ for “The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador,”
by Karen Russell; October

GQ for “Burning Man,” by Jay Kirk; February

Mother Jones for “Shelf Lives,” by Mac McClelland;

The New Yorker for “Atonement,” by Dexter Filkins;
October 29 & November 5

Texas Monthly for “The Innocent Man: Part I,” November,
and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff

Wired for “Inside the Mansion–and the Mind–of Kim
Dotcom, the Most Wanted Man on the Internet,” by Charles Graeber; November

Essays and Criticism

The Atlantic for “Fear of a Black President,” by
Ta-Nehisi Coates; September

Foreign Policy for “Why Do They Hate Us?” by Mona
Eltahawy; May/June

New York for “A Life Worth Ending,” by Michael
Wolff; May 28

The New Yorker for “Over the Wall,” by Roger
Angell; November 19

Orion for “State of the Species,” by Charles C.
Mann; November/December

Columns and Commentary

Elle for three columns by Daphne Merkin: “Portrait of a
Lady,” March; “Social Animal,” May; and “We’re All Helmut
Newton Now,” October

The Nation for three columns by Katha Pollitt: “Protect
Pregnant Women: Free Bei Bei Shuai,” March 26; “Ann Romney, Working
Woman?” May 7; and “Blasphemy Is Good for You,” October 15

New York for three columns by Frank Rich: “Who in God’s
Name Is Mitt Romney?” February 6; “Mayberry R.I.P.,” July 30;
and “Nora’s Secret,” August 27-September 3

The New York Times Magazine for three columns by Adam
Davidson: “It Ain’t Just Pickles,” February 19; “The
$200,000-Nanny Club,” March 25; and “Caymans, Here We Come,”
July 29

Slate for three columns by Dahlia Lithwick: “It’s Not
About the Law, Stupid,” March 22; “The Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of
Freedom,” March 27; and “Where Is the Liberal Outrage?” July 6


Byliner for “The Boy Vanishes,” by Jennifer Haigh;

Harper’s Magazine for “Batman and Robin Have an
Altercation,” by Stephen King; September

Harper’s Magazine for “Train,” by Alice Munro;

McSweeney’s Quarterly for “River Camp,” by Thomas
McGuane; September

The Paris Review for “Housebreaking,” by Sarah
Frisch; December

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