National Magazine Awards: Nominees and Winners

This year, The Atlantic was nominated in three categories for National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence. Read the nominated articles, along with award-winning Atlantic pieces from previous years.
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Finalists: 1997

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN NEW MEDIA
The Atlantic Online

FICTION
"Cosmopolitan" (January 1996)
The magazine article mentioned that when leaving after making love for the first time, one should always arrange the next meeting. Gopal phoned Mrs. Shaw. By Akhil Sharma

FICTION
"Horse Heaven Hills" (November 1996)
What made her go on? Another woman would stay in the house, would chop wood and wait, would make do until the storm had passed. By Christina Adam

FICTION
"The Greatest Show on Earth" (December 1996)
When the father made his weekly trip to Pofadderkranz, he had sometimes taken the twins along for the drive. Now Mrs. Prinsloo went with him instead. By Sheila Gordon

Finalist: 1996

REPORTING
"In the Strawberry Fields" (November 1995)
The management of California's strawberry industry offers a case study of both the dependence on an imported peasantry that characterizes much of American agriculture and the destructive consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy. By Eric Schlosser

Winners: 1995

REPORTING
"Reefer Madness" (August 1994)
Marijuana has not been de facto legalized, and the war on drugs is not just about cocaine and heroin. In fact, today, when we don't have enough jail cells for murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals, there may be more people in federal and state prisons for marijuana offenses than at any other time in U.S. history. By Eric Schlosser

REPORTING
"Marijuana and the Law" (September 1994)
The vigorous enforcement of marijuana laws has resulted in four million arrests since the early 1980s. Owing to mandatory-minimum sentences, many of those convicted are receiving stiff prison terms, even as violent criminals are released for lack of space. By Eric Schlosser

Finalists: 1995

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
September 1994 Atlantic Monthly
October 1994 Atlantic Monthly
November 1994 Atlantic Monthly

FICTION
"The Drowning" (March 1994)
By Edward J. Delaney

FICTION
"The Artist" (October 1994)
By Edward Falco

FICTION
"A Country Killing" (November 1994)
By E. Annie Proulx

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