Magazine Covers Vie for Best of Year

A dozen high-profile magazines are in the running for best covers of the year. The nominees, winners in various categories, were chosen by Amazon.com customers for the second straight year.

Leading the way, Sports Illustrated and GQ were the only periodicals to garner multiple wins.

The next round of public voting takes place from now until September 30 on www.amazon.com/bestcovers.

The ultimate winner will be announced on October 4 in Chicago, at the American Magazine Conference, the premier meeting for industry leaders hosted by Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and American Society of Magazine Editors.

The nominees are listed after the jump


News and Business–The Atlantic

Entertainment and Celebrity–GQ

Fashion/Beauty–The New Yorker

Lifestyle–GQ

Science, Technology and Nature–National Geographic

Sports and Fitness–Sports Illustrated

House and HomeCoastal Living

Funniest–Playboy

Most Controversial–New York

Most Delicious–Texas Monthly

Sexiest–Sports Illustrated

Best Vampire–Harper’s Bazaar