National Magazine Award Nominees: A Byline Gender Count (With Links!)

ASME announced the National Magazine Award finalists today. Women hold their own or dominate in servicey categories (public interest, personal service) and fiction. They are not represented at all in the categories of reporting, feature writing, profile writing, essays and criticism, columns and commentary. (I only counted individual-byline categories, not editorial packages or section awards.)
 
NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
Harper’s Magazine for “Juvenile Injustice,” October — Richard Ross
Harper’s Magazine for “Uncertain Exodus,” July — Ed Ou
National Geographicfor “Too Young to Wed,” June — Stephanie Sinclair
The New York Times Magazine for “From Zero to 104,” September 4 — Damon Winter
TIME for “Birds of Hope,” January 17 — James Nachtwey
 
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
National Geographic for “Taming the Wild,” March — Vincent J. Musi
The New York Times Magazinefor “Touch of Evil,” December 11 — Alex Prager
TIME for “Portraits of Resilience,” September 19 — Marco Grob
Vogue for “Lady Be Good,” March — Steven Klein
W for “Planet Tilda,” August — Tim Walker
 
PERSONAL SERVICE — 3 women, 1 man, 1 without byline
Glamour for “The Secret That Kills Four Women a Day,” June — Liz Brody
Good Housekeeping for “Fractured,” July — Susan Ince
Real Simple for “Your Holiday-Spending Survival Guide,” November
Redbook for “Would You Get a ‘Mommy Tuck’?” April — Hallie Levine
San Francisco for “The New School of Fish,” February — Erik Vance
 
 
PUBLIC INTEREST — 4 women, 1 man
5280 Magazine for “Direct Fail,” December — Natasha Gardner
Harper’s Magazine for “Tiny Little Laws,” February — Kathy Dobie
Marie Claire for “The Big Business of Breast Cancer,” October — Lea Goldman 
Men’s Health for “The Signature Wound,” November — Bob Drury
The New Yorker for “The Invisible Army,” June 6 — Sarah Stillman

REPORTING — 0 women, 5 men

The Atlantic for “Our Man in Kandahar,” November — Matthieu Aikins
Los Angeles for “What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?” September — Mike Kessler
The New Yorker for “The Apostate,” February 14 & 21 — Lawrence Wright
The New Yorker for “Getting bin Laden,” August 8 — Nicholas Schmidle
Vanity Fair for“Echoes From a Distant Battlefield,” December — Mark Bowden

FEATURE WRITING — 0 women, 5 men
Esquire for “Heavenly Father!” October — Luke Dittrich
GQ for “The Man Who Sailed His House,”October — Michael Paterniti
The New York Times Magazine for “You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey!” June 12 — John Jeremiah Sullivan
The New Yorker for “A Murder Foretold,” April 4 — David Grann
Rolling Stone for “Arms and the Dudes,” March 31 — Guy Lawson

PROFILE WRITING — 0 women, 5 men

D Magazine for “He Is Anonymous,” April — Tim Rogers
ESPN The Magazine for “Game of Her Life,” January 10 — Tim Crothers
Men’s Journal for “The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See,” March — Michael Finkel
Rolling Stone for “Santiago’s Brain,” December 8 — Jeff Tietz
Sports Illustrated for “Dewayne Dedmon’s Leap of Faith,” November 14 — Chris Ballard

ESSAYS AND CRITICISM — 0 women, 5 men

Esquire 
for “The Loading Dock Manifesto,” May — John Hyduk
GQ for “Too Much Information,” May iPad Edition — John Jeremiah Sullivan
New York
 for “Paper Tigers,” May 16 — Wesley Yang
The New Yorker for “The Aquarium,” June 13 & 20 — Aleksandar Hemon
Slate for “The Stutterer: How He Makes His Voice Heard,” February 22 — Nathan Heller

COLUMNS AND COMMENTARY — 0 women, 5 men

The Atlantic 
for columns by James Parker
Field & Stream 
for columns by Bill Heavey
Los Angeles for reviews by Steve Erickson
TIME for columns by Joel Stein
Vanity Fair for columns by Christopher Hitchens

FICTION — 3 women, 2 men

The Atlantic 
for “Scars,” Summer 2011 — Sarah Turcotte
McSweeney’s Quarterly for “Ambition,” April — Jonathan Franzen
McSweeney’s Quarterly for “The Northeast Kingdom,” August — Nathaniel Rich
Virginia Quarterly Review for “La Moretta,” Fall — Maggie Shipstead
Zoetrope: All-Story for “The Hox River Window,” Fall — Karen Russell
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