Utne Reader Announces Nominees for Independent Press Awards

utne03222010.jpgUtne Reader, which collects and publishes articles from independent newspapers, alternative magazines, and plain old zines, today named its nominees for the 21st annual Utne Independent Press Awards.

Utne nominated 80 publications across in 10 categories — general excellence, best writing, politics, arts, international, health/wellness, science/tech, social/cultural, environmental and spiritual. Instead of requiring submission fees, Utne deploys its editors to evaluate publications from across the alternative press.

The winners will get their prizes on April 25 at the Magazine Publishers of America – Independent Magazine Advisory Group conference in Washington, D.C.

List of nominees after the jump. For further reading on independent magazine publishing, read this story.

General Excellence The American Prospect, Audubon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, High Country News, Miller-McCune, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, Washington Monthly

Best WritingThe American Scholar, Bookforum, Boston Review, Columbia Journalism Review, Geist, Hip Mama, Tin House, Witness

Political CoverageThe American Prospect, Mother Jones, Ms., The Nation, The New Republic, The Progressive, The Texas Observer, Washington Monthly

Arts CoverageAmerican Craft, The Believer, Bidoun, Creative Review, Esopus, Film Comment, The Journal of Music, Poets & Writers

International CoverageMiddle East Report, NACLA Report on the Americas, New Internationalist, New Statesman, Peace Review, PEN America, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Walrus

Health/Wellness CoverageChronogram, Landscape Architecture, New Mobility, On Wisconsin, POZ, Psychotherapy Networker, Spirituality & Health, Yes!

Science/Tech CoverageCalifornia, IEEE Spectrum, Johns Hopkins Public Health, Make, Miller-McCune, Science News, Stanford, Technology Review

Social/Cultural CoverageBitch; Brain, Child; The Brooklyn Rail; The Chronicle of Higher Education; Hyphen; Intelligence Report; make/shift, Urbanite

Environmental CoverageAlternatives Journal, Audubon, Conservation, Earth Island Journal, Environment, High Country News, OnEarth, Orion

Spiritual CoverageCommonweal, Geez, Lilith, Portland, Resurgence, Shambhala Sun, Sojourners, Tricycle