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Literary journal wins state, regional and national awards

The Georgia Review, UGA’s quarterly literary journal, has garnered significant praise in recent weeks, picking up accolades from national and regional media outlets as well as the state’s top elected official.

The journal won seven GAMMA Awards, the National Magazine Award in Essays and a Governor’s Award in the Humanities.

“Russell and Mary,” an essay from author Michael Donohue earned the National Magazine Award in Essays on May 1, beating out submissions from The New Yorker, Smithsonian, Foreign Policy and New Letters. The award was announced during the NMA ceremony at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

The National Magazine Awards are given annually by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Donohue’s essay also received a gold GAMMA Award. The Review picked up six other GAMMA Awards, which are given by the Magazine Association of the Southeast. The journal won a gold award for best series or topic coverage for six pieces from the fall/winter 2007 issue that focused on letters celebrating the Review’s 60th anniversary, which occurred during the 2006–2007 academic year.

Jennifer Culkin’s article, “Icthyosis,” won a gold award in the best feature category for its glimpse into the life of a neonatal nurse caring for a newborn with a deadly birth defect.

The Review won two silver awards for best single issue and best design (both for the fall/winter 2006 issue) and another for best series or topic coverage, this time for six reviews and essay-reviews of poetry and poetry related books. The summer 2006 issue also took the bronze award for best single cover for “Subject to Change,” a print by Maggie Taylor.

On May 10, Gov. Sonny Perdue presented the journal with a 2007 Governor’s Award in the ­Humanities.

An issue-release celebration, originally planned for May 15, has been ­rescheduled for Oct. 15.