Today's list of finalists for the National Magazine Awards includes two writers for Los Angeles magazine: Steve Erickson's columns and Mike Kessler's story examining what happened to Mitrice Richardson after she was released from custody in Agoura Hills by the sheriff's department. Erickson's work is in a category that includes Vanity Fair columns by the late Christopher Hitchens and Time columns by Joel Stein.
The general excellence finalists are Bloomberg Businessweek, GQ, New York, the New Yorker and Vice. From the American Society of Magazine Editors:
Magazines receiving multiple nominations include: The Atlantic (3 nominations), Bloomberg Businessweek (3), ESPN The Magazine (2), Esquire (3), Field & Stream (2), Garden & Gun (2), Glamour (2), GQ (5), Harper’s Magazine (3), Interview (2), Los Angeles (2), McSweeney’s Quarterly (2), Men’s Health (2), National Geographic (3), New York (6), The New York Times Magazine (3), The New Yorker (6), Real Simple (3), Rolling Stone (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (3), Vanity Fair (2), Virginia Quarterly Review (3), Vogue (2), W (2) and Wired (4).