World Literature Today Wins APEX award

August 21, 2019
by WLT

The logo for the APEX award juxtaposed with the cover to the May 2018 issue of WLT

World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, recently was awarded the 2019 APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence in the Magazines, Journals and Tabloids category.

This distinction, awarded in 2019 to only 100 publications in a field of 1,200 applicants, is based on the WLT May 2018 issue featuring a cover by renowned Lithuanian artist Gediminas Pranckevičius with a special section on speculative fiction.

Robert Con Davis-Undiano, the magazine’s executive director, said that the award comes at a time in which WLT “is reaching a record 1 million readers a year and is continuing to attract sophisticated audiences who expect both style and substance.”

The APEX winners exhibit excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the success of the entry in achieving overall communication effectiveness.

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, which celebrated its 30th year in 2018, are sponsored by Communication Concepts based in Virginia, which advises publishing, public relations, and marketing professionals on best practices to improve their publications and communication programs.

World Literature Today magazine was previously the recipient of APEX Awards of Excellence in 2008, 2011 and 2012 and a Grand Award in 2007.

Founded in 1927, World Literature Today’s mission is to serve the international, state and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes and a cultural center for students.