Atlanta, Ga. —The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s internationally acclaimed quarterly journal of arts and letters, dominated its category at the 17th annual GAMMA awards ceremony of the Magazine Association of the Southeast (formerly the Magazine Association of Georgia).
Currently entering its sixtieth year of continuous publication, The Georgia Review took four gold awards, one silver, one bronze and one honorable mention in the Consumer Paid (less than $1,000,000 budget) classification for issues published in 2005.
The gold awards were for General Excellence; Best Single Issue (summer); Best Photography (Michael Eastman’s “Eastman’s West,” fall); and Best Feature (Philip Levine’s “A Day in May: Los Angeles, 1960,” spring).
The additional awards were a silver for Best Single Issue (fall); a bronze for Best Single Cover (summer); and an honorable mention for Best Essay (Bruce Mills’ “An Archaeology of Yearning,” fall).
Eastman’s photos, the award-winning covers, and excerpts from the works by Levine and Mills can be accessed on The Review’s Web site, www.uga.edu/garev/.
Since 1991, The Georgia Review has won nearly fifty awards in this competition, among them six for General Excellence (1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2005). In 2000, The Review also won the Grand GAMMA, given to the best overall magazine in any of the association’s half-dozen categories.
Featuring a blend of short fiction, poems, general-interest essays, book reviews and visual art, The Georgia Review has been a consensus leader in its field for the past twenty-five years. Kudos, honors and grants have come to the journal from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, the Georgia Humanities Council, the London Times Literary Supplement, the Washington Post and others. Novelist Terry Kay has called The Georgia Review “the best literary publication in America, period.”