UGA’s Georgia Review wins General Excellence Award

The University of Georgia’s Georgia Review wins General Excellence Award and six others in 2008 GAMMA awards competition

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s nationally renowned quarterly journal of arts and letters, earned seven honors, including four golds, at the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s 2008 GAMMA awards ceremony, held this week at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Buckhead. Chief among the Review’s wins was the General Excellence Award for publications with less than $1 million in revenue; the Review won this same award in 2007.

Other gold awards for the Review were best feature for “The Commerce Between Us: Correspondence from the Archives, 1977-2000” (spring 2007), best profile for “Annabel Before the War: Only What I See” by Joy Passanante (summer 2007) and best photography, for “3-D” by Thomas Allen (spring 2007).

“Pursuing the Great Bad Novelist” (fall 2007), the first publication by Laura Sewell Matter, earned a silver award in the essays category. The winter 2007 issue received a bronze award for best single issue, as did the spring and fall issues together for best design.

“This recognition of so many different aspects of our journal is gratifying, and especially so because it comes on the heels of our very special week in New York City, where we sponsored several successful reading events and attended the National Magazine Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center,” said Stephen Corey, the Review’s editor. “We were a finalist in the general excellence competition, and although we did not emerge as the NMA winner, we were honored to gather with the best of the best and to be considered their equals.”

Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947 and continuously published there ever since, The Georgia Review features stories, poems, reviews, general-interest essays and visual art. For nearly 30 years the Review has been rated by its readers and contributors as a national leader in its field; novelist Terry Kay has called the Review “the best literary publication in the country, period.”

For more information on The Georgia Review, see http://www.uga.edu/garev/.