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New Yorker Leads National Magazine Award Nominations

Los Angeles Magazine earns three nominations, more than ever before

The New Yorker led with nine nominations in the National Magazine Award finalists announced Tuesday, while Los Angeles scored a publication-record three nominations.

The New Yorker and Los Angeles were among several magazines to score mulitple nominations in the Ellies, named for the reproductions of the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" that go to each winner. 

Magazines receiving multiple nominations include The Atlantic (4 nominations), Esquire (3), GQ (5), Harper’s Magazine (2), Los Angeles (3), Martha Stewart Living (2), Men’s Journal (2), National Geographic (4), New York (6), The New York Times Magazine  (6), The Paris Review (2), Real Simple (3), Scientific American (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (2), Vanity Fair (2), Virginia Quarterly Review (6), W (3) and Wired (3).

Six never-before-nominated titles were nominated: Cooking Light, House Beautiful, Lapham’s Quarterly, OnEarth, The Sun and Women’s Health.

Only the finalists in the 21 National Magazine Award categories for print magazines were announced Tuesday. Finalists in the Magazine of the Year category, which honors publications on print and digital platforms, will be announced next Tuesday.

The awards will be presented on Monday, May 9, in New York City.

The full list of magazines nominated for 2011 National Magazine Awards:

GENERAL EXCELLENCE, PRINT

News, Sports and Entertainment Magazines
Honors large-circulation weeklies, biweeklies and general-interest monthlies
Fast Company; New York; The New Yorker; People; TIME

Literary, Political and Professional Magazines
Honors academic and scholarly publications as well as smaller-circulation general-interest magazines
Lapham’s Quarterly; The Paris Review; Poetry; The Sun; Virginia Quarterly Review

Fashion, Service and Lifestyle Magazines
Honors women’s magazines, including health and fitness magazines and family-centric publications
Essence; Real Simple; Vogue; W; Women’s Health

Food, Travel and Design Magazines
Honors lifestyle magazines for men and women as well as shelter titles
Conde Nast Traveler; Garden & Gun; House Beautiful; Martha Stewart Living; Saveur

Finance, Technology and Lifestyle Magazines
Honors men’s magazines as well as business, science and active-interest publications
Backpacker; Bloomberg Markets; GQ; Popular Mechanics; Scientific American

Special Interest Magazines
Honors magazines serving targeted audiences, including city and regional magazines
Audubon; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Texas Monthly; Time Out New York

DESIGN, PRINT
Esquire; Fortune; GQ; New York; Wired

PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINT
GQ; Martha Stewart Living; National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine; W

NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine (2); TIME; Virginia Quarterly Review

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
AARP The Magazine; ESPN The Magazine; National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine; W

SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE
Bloomberg Businessweek; GQ: National Geographic; New York; Scientific American

MAGAZINE SECTION
Esquire; New York; Real Simple (2); Wired

PERSONAL SERVICE
Good Housekeeping; Men’s Health; Men’s Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; Wired

LEISURE INTERESTS
Cooking Light; Golf Digest; Los Angeles; Men’s Journal; Runner’s World

PUBLIC INTEREST
The Atlantic; Marie Claire; The New Yorker; OnEarth; Texas Monthly

REPORTING
Harper’s Magazine; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker; Rolling Stone; Virginia Quarterly Review

FEATURE WRITING
The Atlantic; GQ; Los Angeles; Mother Jones; The New Yorker

PROFILE WRITING
The Atlantic; Harper’s Magazine; New York; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
The American Scholar; The Antioch Review; The New Yorker; The Paris Review; Virginia Quarterly Review

COLUMNS & COMMENTARY
Esquire; New York; The New Yorker; Vanity Fair (2)

FICTION
The Atlantic; The New Yorker (2); Virginia Quarterly Review (2)

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