General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics

Honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering media and the arts

Paul Reyes, Editor
Spring, Summer and Fall VQR addresses the most complex issues of our time with a wide range of voices, deploying poetry, fiction and photography with sublime results. VQR confronts hard, gray questions on topics like immigration and inequality with bell-clear consideration and literary grace. This is VQR’s seventh National Magazine Award and its second for General Excellence. Michael Famighetti, Editor
Spring, Fall and Winter With its focus on visual storytelling, Aperture uses timely, visceral photography to surprise and sometimes stun its audience. Don Share, Editor April, June and October

poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine

Every issue of Poetry is a vote for the power of inclusiveness, presenting an argument for the urgency and importance of verse in this and every age. Joe Brown, Editor in Chief Spring, Fall and Winter

popsci.com

Lively, engaging and inventive, Popular Science beautifully embodies its goal of making science and technology fascinating, accessible and relevant. James Burnett, Editorial Director
thetrace.org Provocatively written, thoroughly reported and visually innovative, The Trace pursues with urgency and power its mission to expose the impact of gun violence in America.