Special Focus


Cottage Life, “Going North” by Kim Zagar, Lionel Bebbington, Jo-Anne Martin-Grier, Michelle Kelly, Blair Eveleigh, Jackie Davis, Braden Alexander, Liann Bobechko, and Alysha Vandertogt

The essays are all passionately written, and the characters in the stories have interesting tales to tell. This is really a fascinating look at this particular piece of Canadian culture.


Oklahoma Today,”The Food Issue” by Steven Walker and Nathan Gunter”

Connecting food with people and their stories is one of the best ways to explore the culture of a place, and it’s done exceeding well in this issue.


Texas Highways, “Unplug” by Wes Ferguson, Joan Henderson, Deborah Follien, Mark Mahorsky, Emily Stone, Lori Moffatt, Matt Joyce, Jane Kellogg Murray, Kimya Kavehkar, Jane Wu, Kristi Harms, Brandon Jakobeit

A nice looking magazine. The great landscape photography and a use of infographics and illustration give this publication a modern feel.

Award of Merit

Adirondack Life, “Home in the Adirondacks 2017” by Kelly Hofschneider, Annie Stoltie, Lisa Bramen and Niki Kourofsky

I wasn’t sure what Adirondack style, or Adirondack life, was, but it comes through clearly in the stories and photos of this special issue.

Award of Merit

Arizona Highways, by Barbara Glynn Denney, Keith Whitney, Jeff Kida, Robert A. Stieve, Kelly Vaughn, and Noah Austin

Nice mix of old and new copy and photos to pay tribute to a special place.