In a surprise, the Atlantic last night failed to win a single Ellie at the National Magazine Awards, even though it was nominated in eight categories. In a similar surprise, National Geographic, which had received its most nominations ever–five–took home only a single award, that for excellence online.
Vanity Fair won an Ellie for Marjorie Williams‘ heart-breaking essay, “A Matter of Life and Death,” published posthumously about her battle with cancer.
A DC literary magazine, The American Scholar, won the feature writing award for a Priscilla Long essay on the human genome.
Both the New Yorker and Harper’s won multiple awards too.