Ellies 2019 Finalists Announced; National Geographic, New York magazine and New Yorker top list of nominees; annual awards presentation moves to Brooklyn music venue
The American Society of Magazine Editors today Twittercast the finalists for the 2019 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. ASME will celebrate the 54th presentation of the Ellie Awards when each of the 114 finalists is honored at the annual awards presentation five weeks from today.
The 2019 winners will be announced during an evening presentation on Thursday, March 14, at Brooklyn Steel, a music venue in Williamsburg, New York. More than 500 magazine editors and publishers are expected to attend. The winners receive “Ellies,” the elephant-shaped statuettes that give the awards their name. The awards presentation will include the presentation of the 2019 ASME Award for Fiction to Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. The five winners of the 2019 ASME Next Awards for Journalists Under 30 will also be honored.
This year 67 titles were nominated in 22 categories, including one new category, Podcasting. Twenty publications were nominated for the most prestigious honor, General Excellence. They included large-circulation titles like Martha Stewart Living and TIME, special-interest magazines like Audubon and Kazoo, literary journals like Poetry and Virginia Quarterly Review and digital-only publications like The Marshall Project and The Trace.
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