The Georgia Review, a literary journal based at the UGA Libraries, was awarded the 2022 American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award for Fiction at an awards ceremony April 5.
The award recognizes three stories published in the 2021 volume year: “After God, Fear Women,” by Eloghosa Osunde, “Come With Me,” by Nishanth Injam, and “Copper Queen,” by Aryn Kyle.
The National Magazine Awards are sponsored by ASME in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In the fiction category, the literary journal beat out nationally acclaimed publications, including finalists Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and Stranger’s Guide.
In addition, The Georgia Review was named as a finalist for an award in General Excellence, in the Literature, Science, and Politics category. although the top prize ultimately was awarded to Stranger’s Guide.
“It’s always a thrill to be in the running for a National Magazine Award, but I’m especially proud of this year’s accolades,” said Gerald Maa, editor of The Georgia Review. “I have always thought that we are first and foremost a tight-knit, collaborative office. There is no one thing we make or do that doesn’t require the individual work of two-thirds of the office; many require all. So I’m particularly proud that these categories are not only the top ones in terms of what literary journals do, but moreover general ones that recognize the work of the entire organization.”