The Whitefish Review was recently named the Readers’ Choice winner in the American Society of Magazine Editors 12th ASME Best Cover Contest.
Entries are judged by panelists, but each category also has its own Readers’ Choice winner. Whitefish Review was entered in the “Brainiest” category.
Whitefish Review was the Readers’ Choice winner for its “Rising Voices” Winter/Spring 2017-18 issue.
The cover features Robert Bissell’s “Blowdown!” — with six bears raising a fallen tree among a clearcut, inspired by Joe Rosenthal’s photo of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima in February 1945.
“We are honored and inspired that national readers chose Whitefish Review as their favorite in this competitive category,” said Brian Schott, Whitefish Review founder and editor-in-chief. “As a small Montana journal trying to make a national statement, we feel our cover speaks to the rising voices in America concerned about a sustainable planet.”
“Rising Voices” issue No. 21 features nearly 40 authors, poets, photographers, and artists including interviews with actor Michael Keaton and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Fahrenthold.
In the cover contest, judges picked The New Yorker as the “Brainiest” category winner for “Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley,” March 6.
This year 128 magazines entered the ASME Best Cover contest.
The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States.
To view the 2018 ASME Best Cover Contest gallery, visit asmebestcovercontest.org. To view previous winners and finalists, visit magazine.org/asmebestcovercontest.
Whitefish Review can be purchased online at www.whitefishreview.org, at local bookstores across the Northwest.