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Kazoo Magazine Named a 2023 ASME Finalist in Three Categories

Kazoo Magazine 2022 issues
Kazoo Magazine 2022 issues

Kazoo Magazine's 2022 covers: The Magic Issue (#24), The Ocean Issue (#25), The Future Issue (#26), The Brave Issue (#27)

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has recognized Kazoo, an independently published quarterly print magazine for girls, ages 5 to 12, for awards in the categories of General Excellence, Best Print Design, and Best Print Illustration. 

Kazoo is nominated for General Excellence-Special Interest, the most prestigious honor in the publishing industry; for Best Print Design for The Brave Issue (#27); and for Best Print Illustration for "Look for the Light" by Lucy Knisley in The Future Issue (#26). Kazoo is the only children's magazine recognized in 2023. 

In 2023, Kazoo published four powerful issues: The Brave Issue (#27), which inspires girls to dream boldly and make their voices heard; The Future Issue (#26), which encourages them to imagine—and build—a better tomorrow; The Ocean Issue (#25), which takes them on a deep dive into the science and secrets of the sea; and The Magic Issue (#24), which sparks their wonder and curiosity about the world. Every 64-page, ad-free issue is filled with visually stunning illustrations, clever comics, powerful fiction, and interactive stories, and each supports Kazoo's simple, yet still radical, mission: to celebrate girls for being strong, smart, fierce and true to themselves. 

The three 2023 ASME nods mark Kazoo magazine's eighth ASME nomination in just seven years, having previously been nominated in 2017, 2019, and 2021 for General Excellence-Special Interest and twice in 2022 for Best Single Topic Issue and Best Illustrated Story. Kazoo won the highest honor in the category of General Excellence-Special Interest in 2019.

This year, 243 national and regional media organizations entered the National Magazine Awards. Finalists and winners will be honored at the annual presentation of the National Magazine Awards at Terminal 5, in New York City, on Tuesday, March 28.


Kazoo: A Magazine for Girls Who Aren't Afraid to Make Some Noise is the story of a little quarterly magazine that could. We're print-only by design, ad-free by choice, and we launched in 2016 after running what was the highest-funded journalism campaign in crowdfunding history. With a full-time staff of one, Kazoo now reaches subscribers in 51 countries worldwide and counts among its contributors Stacey Abrams, Margaret Atwood, Amy Sherald, Greta Thunberg, and others. Our mission is as radical as it is essential: to celebrate girls, 5 to 12, for being strong, smart, fierce and true to themselves.

Representation matters, especially to kids, so celebrating all kinds of girls and women in our pages is not a quota to fill; it's part of our purpose.

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