We here at the Brow are chuffed to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but two of the 2016 Stack Awards: Best Original Fiction, and Best Original Non-Fiction. And look at the competition – American Chordata, Even, The White Review, The Wrong Quarterly, Perdiz and Structo, amongst others. We’re very happy to be considered in the same space as these excellent magazines. (A shoutout also to fellow Melburnians The Canary Press for their shortlisting in the Best Original Fiction category!)
If the Stack Awards sound familiar to you, that’s because you might recall us winning the award for Best Original Non-Fiction in the inaugural Stack Awards last year. This was a huge deal for us, thanks to the calibre of the judges: Shazna Nessa, director of journalism at Knight Foundation, ex-deputy managing editor at the Associated Press in New York; and Lynn Barber, a journalist at the Sunday Times with six press awards and author of the memoir An Education, which was made into a film starring Carey Mulligan. This year’s panel of judges for the Stack Awards is no less prestigious – it includes Gail Bichler, Design Director of The New York Times Magazine, Christoph Amend, Editor-in-Chief of ZEITmagazin and Debbie Millman, previous president of AIGA.
Want to know more about the Stack Awards and why we’re so pumped about appearing on the shortlist again? Read this interview we did recently for Stack’s blog.
Thanks must go to all of you out there, though – if you didn’t read our magazine then we mightn’t still be making the thing, and we definitely wouldn’t be energised to continue to create something that wins and is nominated for international awards.