Utne Magazine just released their list of Independent Press Awards Nominees. I was very happy to see my friends at Hip Mama nominated in the Personal Life Coverage category, and the ever-fab Ayun nominated in the General Excellence: Zines category for her ever-fab East Village Inky. Many of my other favorites, such as Bust and Orion are nominated in various categories, as well.
Utne does such a wonderful job of bringing together the best of the independent press. I met Nina Utne in Washington, DC, and she is as sparkling a force as you would imagine. I am thankful for her commitment to independent voices and visions (as well as her own powerful voice and vision.)