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.
Finalists: 1993

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
January 1993 Atlantic Monthly
June 1993 Atlantic Monthly
November 1993Atlantic Monthly

REPORTING
"The Story of a Gun" (January 1993)
After 60,000 deaths from firearms use over the past two years, America is in a gun crisis. Yet gun laws remain weak, gunmakers continue to promote killing power, and gun dealers accept no responsibility for the criminal use of what they sell. By Erik Larson

PUBLIC INTEREST
"Dan Quayle Was Right" (April 1993)
The social-science evidence is in: though it may benefit the adults involved, the dissolution of intact two-parent families is harmful to large numbers of children. Moreover, the author argues, family diversity in the form of increasing numbers of single-parent and stepparent families does not strengthen the social fabric but, rather, dramatically weakens and undermines society. By Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

Winner: 1993

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
October 1992 Atlantic Monthly
November 1992 Atlantic Monthly
December 1992Atlantic Monthly

Finalist: 1993

PERSONAL SERVICE
"Problem Adoptions" (September 1992)
By Katharine Davis Fishman

Finalists: 1992

FEATURE WRITING
"The World In Its Extreme" (November 1991)
It is the hottest place in the world, and the driest. It is home to thriving commerce and to desperate, hopeless poverty. It is the Sahara, an eternal source of fascination and terro. By William Langewiesche

FICTION
"The Time for Kissing" (February 1991)
By Roxana Robinson

FICTION
"Sole Custody" (September 1991)
By Lynna Williams

FICTION
"Departures" (December 1991)
By Jill McCorkle

Finalists: 1991

FEATURE WRITING
"The Hands That Would Shape Our Souls" (December 1990)
How will the next generation of American clergy fare? Are they what we need or want? By Paul Wilkes

FEATURE WRITING
"The Man With All the Answers" (January 1990)
By Charles C. Mann

SPECIAL INTERESTS
"Before the First Sip" (May 1990)
By Corby Kummer

SPECIAL INTERESTS
"Untroubled Brewing?" (June 1990)
By Corby Kummer

SPECIAL INTERESTS
"Is Coffee Harmful?" (July 1990)
By Corby Kummer

FICTION
"Black and Tan" (February 1990)
By Madison Smartt Bell

FICTION
"Earthly Justice" (October 1990)
By E.S. Goldman

FICTION
"Sanity" (December 1990)
By Tobias Wolff

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