Senet magazine co-creator Dan Jolin has won a British Society of Magazine Editors award

Dan Jolin, the co-creator of board gaming’s most beautiful magazine, Senet, has won a British Society of Magazine Editors award for his work on the title.

Jolin won Editor of the Year – Independent in this year’s BSME Awards, beating competition from editors of magazines including Rugby Journal and Slimming World.

A statement from BSME accompanying the announcement said, “On a strong shortlist, this editor shone out – not least because he also sells ad space.

“The magazine he dreamed up is distinctive, stylish and elegant, and it makes you want to read all about board games.”

Jolin, the former reviews and features editor of British film magazine Empire, launched Senet almost four years ago alongside art director James Hunter.

Hunter was nominated for this year’s BSME Art Director of the Year – Independent award, a year after winning the gong for Senet in the Art Director of the Year – Consumer category.

Jolin told BoardGameWire, “Senet is a passion project, and I love being part of the community of readers and contributors we’ve built over the past four years, so really editing the magazine is a reward in itself.

“That said, to receive the recognition of the British Society of Magazine Editors means a huge amount to me, especially when all the other magazines in my category were so strong!”

Jolin took to Twitter yesterday to celebrate his win, saying, “Obviously an editor is nothing without a great art director (living legend @jameshuntereu), a fantastic team of writers & illustrators and an amazing, lovely, beautiful community of readers. So… THANK YOU SENET-HEADS!”

Senet has made a name for itself since its Spring 2020 launch as a beautiful product in and of itself, in addition to highlighting the art and craft of board gaming alongside regular previews, reviews, interviews and features.

The current issue includes an exclusive interview with veteran designer Reiner Knizia, a delve into the works of French board game artist Vincent Dutrait, and an exploration of the area control mechanism with interviewees including Martin Wallace and Ananda Gupta.

Anyone interested in subscribing to Senet, or picking up back issues, can do so here.

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