The Georgia Review was delighted to win the 2022 American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award for Fiction with stories published in the 2021 volume year: “After God, Fear Women,” by Eloghosa Osunde, “Come With Me,” by Nishanth Injam, and “Copper Queen,” by Aryn Kyle.
Established in 1966, the National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media are sponsored by ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. “Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium,” ASME’s press release states. The other publications announced as finalists in the fiction category were Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and Stranger’s Guide.
Aryn Kyle says, “I think it’s every writer’s dream to work with editors who both recognize a story’s potential and reveal—through a combination of suggestions, questions, and some kind of amorphic editor-magic—new ways of reaching that potential.” “It was a wonderful surprise to hear that my story helped Georgia Review win,” says Nishanth Injam, adding “considering the quality of fiction they’ve published recently, they richly deserve this award.” Eloghosa Osunde says, “The process of publishing this story was seamless. I’m so pleased that they win the award for fiction this year. There’s incredible work going on behind the scenes there.”
The Georgia Review is also proud to be a finalist for an award in General Excellence, in the Literature, Science, and Politics category. The other finalists are Grist, The Nation, Quanta, and Stranger’s Guide. Winners will be announced at the 2022 National Magazine Awards ceremony on April 5th in Brooklyn, New York.
“It’s always a thrill to be in the running for a National Magazine Award, but I’m especially proud of this year’s accolades,” says editor Gerald Maa. “I have always thought that we are first and foremost a tight-knit, collaborative office. There is no one thing we make or do that doesn’t require the individual work of two-thirds of the office; many require all. So I’m particularly proud that these categories are not only the top ones in terms of what literary journals do, but moreover general ones that recognize the work of the entire organization.”
The Georgia Review congratulates all winners and finalists of this year’s National Magazine Awards! See the full list.