Columbus Monthly has received good news from the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Columbus Monthly has been named a finalist in two categories in a national contest for city and regional magazines: General Excellence (circulation of 30,000 to 60,000 for our April, October and November issues) and Leisure/Lifestyle Interests (all magazines, for our "Best Damn Tailgate Guide in the Land," see story in Features section of website). Winners will be announced in early June. Judges representing Sports Illustrated, Esquire, the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and other national pubs selected the finalists. We're honored by the recognition. Here are the categories and other finalists.

General Excellence II (circulation 30,000 to 60,000)

Cincinnati Magazine

Columbus Monthly

Indianapolis Monthly

Milwaukee Magazine

Portland Monthly

Leisure/Lifestyle Interests

Boston Magazine, "The Obsessive's Guide to the 2009 Boston Red Sox"

Cincinnati Magazine, "Mmmm…Chili"

Columbus Monthly, "The Best Damn Tailgate Guide in the Land"

Martha's Vineyard, "Spring's Wild Edibles, Summer's Wild Edibles, Fall's Wild Edibles"

Texas Monthly, "Step Right Up"