- An “Ellie,” as the National Magazine Awards are known due to the award’s resemblance to an elephant.
Great news from VQR HQ: we took home a National Magazine Award from last night’s ceremony. (And, actually, Ted didn’t take it home–they mail ‘em out later. Because who wants to explain that to airline security?) We won the Single-Topic Issue category for our Fall 2007 issue about South America, co-edited by Ted and Daniel Alarcón. The judges said:
In its provocative and moving issue on South America, The Virginia Quarterly Review presents a multi-faceted portrait of a continent on the move. Created by some of South America’s most daring writers and visual artists, this illuminating collection of fiction and nonfiction is at once surprising and comprehensive, from street soccer and political violence to a comic book journey to Antarctica and the new breed of 21st Century Madonnas.
We were nominated for two other Ellies this year, in the Photojournalism and General Excellence categories. Congratulations to National Geographic and Print, who beat us out in those two categories, respectively.
The entire issue is available online for free. Some brilliant authors, photographers, artists and filmmakers contributed to this issue, and it’s well worth taking the time to see why this issue has received so many accolades.