Ellies ’08: The Georgia Review Reacts To Nomination


FishbowlNY emailed Stephen Corey, editor of The Georgia Review, to get his reaction to being announced as a finalist for the 2008 National Magazine Awards. ”I recall that last year FishbowlNY referred to The Georgia Review as a dark-horse candidate in the Essays category — which we ended up winning, beating out The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and others. I never heard whether you ran a postmortem piece, but I hope so.”

Ahem. Where’s the love Stephen Corey? But seriously: Corey, in good spirits, reminds us that The Georgia Review is no stranger to The National Magazine Awards. ”Although The Georgia Review has been a finalist for the NMA eighteen times since 1985, and a winner twice (for Fiction in 1986, and in 2007 in the just-noted Essays competition), we are especially proud of and honored by this first-ever nod for General Excellence because it recognizes the entirety of what our small staff’s creative and exacting efforts produce: all of our content, both written and visual; our overall design, production, and printing quality; and the tenor we project through our editorial policies, attitudes, and skills.”

The NMA winners will be announced on May 1, at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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