Stack Awards 2018: Shortlists announced!

by Grace Wang in October 2018
Update

After a week of intensive magazine reading, we’re ready to announce the shortlists for this year’s Stack Awards! We received over 400 entries for the 10 categories, and working our way through them all was a totally fascinating task. (And pretty cumbersome too – the other people in our shared office will definitely be pleased when the magazines are out of here…)

A big thanks to everyone who entered – these awards are only meaningful if we receive really excellent entries, and we’re very proud to be sending some outstanding titles out to our judges. Our editorial, design and publishing experts will have a month to live with the magazines in their shortlist before our judging sessions in mid-November, and the winners and commended titles will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 19 November.

Head over to the awards page to find out more, or scroll down to see the lists in full below. Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be going deeper into each category to highlight the individual titles that make up another brilliant year of independent magazine publishing…

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Magazine of the Year
A Dance Mag — Beirut
Anxy — Berkeley
Badland — Berlin
Beauty Papers — London
Flaneur — Berlin
Good Trouble — New York
Ladybeard — London
Migrant Journal — London
Mono.kultur — Berlin
Profane — Paris
Put A Egg On It — New York
Racquet — New York
Suspira — London
Tank — London
Weapons of Reason — London

Launch of the Year
A Dance Mag — Beirut
A Profound Waste of Time — London
Archivio — Turin
Broccoli — Portland
Contra — London
Eye on Design — New York
It’s Freezing in LA — London
Jezga — London
Journal du Thé — London
Matter — London
Nataal — London
Oof — London
Perfect Strangers — San Francisco
Plantain Papers — London
Suspira — London

Editor of the Year
Anxy — Berkeley
Beauty Papers — London
Eye — London
Eye on Design — New York
Harvard Design Magazine — Cambridge
Kajet — Bucharest
Kinfolk — Copenhagen
Kitchen Toke — Chicago
Ladybeard — London
Migrant Journal — London
Off the Block — London
Perfect Strangers — San Francisco
Positive News — London
Rugby — London
The Skirt Chronicles — Paris

Art Director of the Year
A New Type of Imprint — Oslo
Anxy — Berkeley
Backstage Talks — Bratislava
Borshch — Berlin
Eye — London
Eye on Design — New York
Little White Lies — London
Lost — Shanghai
Migrant Journal — London
Nang — Seoul
Nomad — Munich
Put A Egg On It — New York
The Second Shelf — London
Weapons of Reason — London
Yes & No — London

Cover of the Year
Archivio — Turin
Beauty Papers — London
Eye on Design — New York
Fare — Glasgow
Four & Sons — Melbourne
Fukt — Berlin
Good Trouble — New York
Ladybeard — London
New Internationalist — Oxford
The Nib — New York
Pan & the Dream — New York
Phile — Toronto
Plasma — Berlin
Printed Pages — London
Quoted — New York
Still — New York
Suspira — London
Swim — London
Varoom — London
Weapons of Reason — London

Best Use of Photography
Archivio — Turin
Baron — London
Brownie — Shanghai
Carrete– Barcelona
Cartography — Milan
Der Greif — Augsburg
Fare — Glasgow
Gather Journal — New York
Justified — London
Ladybeard — London
Petrie — London
Record — Melbourne
Rouge Fashionbook — Shanghai
Suitcase — London
Unseen — Amsterdam

Best Use of Illustration
A Profound Waste of Time — London
The Anonymous Sex Journal — San Francisco
Anxy — Berkeley
Beneficial Shock — Wiltshire
Counterpoint — Edinburgh
Ephemeral — Norwich
EYEYAH! — Singapore
Gentle Rain — Hamburg
New Philosopher — Hobart
The Nib — New York
Oogst — Antwerp
Sassify — London
She Is Fierce — Edinburgh
Umber — San Francisco
Weapons of Reason — London

Best Original Non-Fiction
Anxy — Berkeley
Berlin Quarterly — Berlin
Borshch — Berlin
Ecotone — North Carolina
Eye — London
Fare — Glasgow
Forme — London
Harvard Design Magazine — Cambridge
Nataal — London
The Nib — New York
Put A Egg On It — New York
Racquet — New York
Rugby — London
Scamp — London
Weapons of Reason — London

Best Original Fiction
American Chordata — New York
Archivio — Turin
Ecotone — North Carolina
Funhouse — London
Iota — London
Sand — Berlin
Still — New York
The Tangerine — Belfast

Student Magazine of the Year
Aether — London
Artefact — London
Brasilia — Hanover
Bumf — Bournemouth
Contrastbalance — Edinburgh
Crumble — Edinburgh
FM/AM — New York
Hearing Aid — St Andrews
Kamena — Warwick
Metazine — Nottingham
Milk — Bath
Oppose — London
Rhizom — New York
Rocket — Virginia
Siege — Manchester




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