NEW YORK — For the sixth year in a row, The New Yorker led the pack with nine nominations when the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the finalists for the National Magazine Awards Wednesday.

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Besides being nominated for General Excellence (circulation of 500,000 to 1,000,000) David Remnick’s weekly earned nods for categories including Reporting, Essays, Feature Writing, Fiction, Columns and Commentary and Reviews and Criticism.

The Atlantic Monthly drew seven nominations, among them General Excellence (circulation 500,000 to 1,000,000), Feature Writing, Reporting, Reviews and Criticism and Essays.

Fashion and lifestyle magazines took several nominations, with WWD sister publication W nominated for General Excellence (circulation 250,000 to 500,000) and Nylon up for General Excellence (circulation 100,000 to 250,000).

Interestingly, no core women’s fashion magazine was nominated for photography or design. The nominees in those categories were: Details (which won the Design award last year), Dwell, Esquire, Nest, Surface (Design), and Condé Nast Traveler, Elegant Bride, GQ, National Geographic and Vanity Fair (Photography). received a nomination for general excellence online. Vogue received a nomination, in the Leisure Interests category.

The most glaring shutout was Time Magazine, which was about the only serious weekly to find itself ignored. (The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic and The Atlantic Monthly all received nominations.)

The awards will be held May 7 at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Magazines nominated for General Excellence are:

Circulation under 100,000:

The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, JD Jungle and STEP Inside Design.

Circulation 100,000 to 250,000:

Architectural Record, Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, Nylon and Preservation.

Circulation 250,000 to 500,000:

National Geographic Adventure, Saveur, Skiing, Texas Monthly and W.

Circulation 500,000 to 1 million:

The Atlantic Monthly, Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, House & Garden and The New Yorker.

Circulation 1 million to 2 million:

Discover, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Fortune, Real Simple and Vanity Fair.

Circulation 2 million-plus:

National Geographic, Newsweek, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parenting and Sports Illustrated.

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