Yesterday, finalists were announced for the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards and VQR, along with Orion magazine, led the pack with three nominations each. We were named a finalist in the categories of General Excellence, International Coverage, and Best Writing.
For each issue of their magazine, the editors at the Utne Reader scour over 1,500 publications from around the globe to bring attention to independent and alternative publishers often ignored or overlooked by mass media. The Utne Independent Press Awards honor the best of those.
We’re in a great group of nominees that includes Audubon, the Believer, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Mother Jones, the Nation, the New Republic, New Statesman, Washington Monthly, and World Affairs. The winners will be announced at the Magazine Publishers of America’s Independent Magazine Group Conference in Denver, Colorado on May 17.