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Creative Writing Grad’s Story Gains Award Nomination for ‘The Atlantic’

Published on April 26, 2012

A short story by Sarah Turcotte, a 2009 creative writing graduate of Susquehanna University,Sarah Turcotte has garnered a National Magazine Award nomination for The Atlantic in the fiction category. Turcotte’s story "Scars" was published in the summer 2011 issue. The awards will be presented May 3 at a gala in New York City.

The “Ellies,” so named for the award whose design resembles an elephant, are presented annually by The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). This year’s finalists include 52 titles in 20 categories, with New York and The New Yorker magazines leading the nominations with six each. Turcotte’s story helped The Atlantic claim one of its three nominations. Other nominees for fiction include McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review and Zoetrope.

“I'm very pleased that The Atlantic was nominated for ‘Scars,’" Turcotte said. “It's a great honor for my story to have been selected from the summer fiction issue, which I thought had a lot of great material.”

ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Nearly 270 publications entered the National Magazine Awards this year, submitting 1,804 entries. The judges included 345 magazine editors, art directors and photography editors, as well as journalism educators.


Karen M. Jones


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