The Georgia Review, UGA’s literary journal of letters and arts, won a record six gold awards-including one for general excellence-and five other honors in the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s 24th annual GAMMA Awards competition.
The five other gold awards were for:
• Best single issue: The fall 2012 focus on writing by and about members of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
• Best photography: Kael Alford’s “Bottom of da Boot: Losing the Coast of Louisiana” (spring 2012).
• Best feature: Kael Alford’s same photography portfolio, in combination with an introduction by then-managing editor of the Review Mindy Wilson and an essay by Alford.
• Best series: Two essays on the 31-year aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption, “Voice in the Whirlwind” by William Johnson and “Isogloss: Language and Legacy on Mount St. Helens” by Elizabeth Dodd (spring 2012).
• Best essay: “Reliquaries” by Paul Zimmer, a former director of the UGA Press (winter 2012).
Zimmer’s piece was part of a category sweep that included the silver award for best essay for Nancy Geyer’s “Black Plank” (spring 2013), the bronze award for Scott Russell Sanders’ “The Way of Imagination” and the honorable mention to Marianne Boruch’s “O’Connor Plus Bishop Plus Closely Plus Distance” (fall 2012).
The Georgia Review’s other silver award was for best series, given to two poetry essay-reviews by Judith Kitchen, “A Question Takes” (summer 2012) and “With a Little Help from My Friends” (winter 2012). The Review also received an honorable mention for design (spring 2012 and fall 2012).
The fall 2013 issue of The Georgia Review is now available for purchase. To get more information, go to www.thegeorgiareview.com or call 706-542-3481.