McSweeney's, the Georgia Review, and the Paris Review won National Magazine Awards on Tuesday night. The annual awards, sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, were presented at a dinner in New York City.
The Paris Review, edited by Philip Gourevitch, won in the new Photojournalism category; the finalists were Aperture, National Geographic, the New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. Despite being named a finalist twelve times since 1985, this was the Paris Review's first National Magazine Award.
The Georgia Review, edited by Stephen Corey, won in the Essays category; the finalists were Foreign Policy, New Letters, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian. The journal has been a finalist seventeen times, but has won only once before—for Fiction in 1986.
McSweeney's, edited by Dave Eggers, won in the Fiction category; the finalists were the New Yorker, Playboy, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story. McSweeney's was a finalist last year in Fiction, but the 2006 award went to the Atlantic Monthly.
The Believer, edited by Heidi Julavits, Ed Park, and Vendela Vida, was a finalist in the categories of Design and Single-Topic Issue. The monthly magazine has been a finalist twice before—in General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation) in 2005 and 2006.