The American Society of Magazine Editors, in association with theÂ Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, presents magazine awards earch year. Commonly referred to as “The Ellies,” the awards recognizes magazine excellence in a number of categories.
Leading up to this year’s event, the majority of the hype swirled around the surprising appearance of the Virginia Quarterly Review. The prestigious literary journal from Charlottesville, VA received a total of six nominations while magazines such as Esquire earned only two.
At a ceremony last night, the VQR won the award for Fiction based on short stories by Alan Heathcock, Joyce Carol Oates, and R.T. Smith. The journal alsoÂ won an award for general excellence for a publication under 100,000 circulation.
Congratulations to the fine folks at VQR. This is a fantastic literary journalÂ and now I canÂ to display my VQR rejection lettersÂ with pride!Â