RANKING OF LITERARY MAGAZINES

This ranking of literary magazines is based on their number of Twitter followers – an easily comparable and widely available indicator of digital reach. To find out more about the pros and cons of this ranking, please check out my guest blog on Trish Hopkinson's site. 

This started as a personal project to guide my own submissions. The ranking is still work in progress and will be regularly updated. At the moment, I only include generalist journals - so no genre, no journals dedicated exclusively to non-fiction or poetry, and no journals that cater for specific groups only. I'm hoping to address this in the future  - but please bear with me (I'm a one-man band...)


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This version: July 2021

 

1   -   The New Yorker   -   8,900,000

2   -   Atlantic Monthly   -   2,100,000

3   -   Paris Review   -   995,900

4   -   Los Angeles Review of Books   -   318,600

5   -   McSweeney’s Quarterly   -   272,400

6   -   Electric Literature   -   265,400

7   -   Granta   -   214,800

8   -   Harper’s Magazine   -   119,900

9   -   The Rumpus   -   113,300

10   -   E-Flux Journal   -   112,800

11   -   N+1   -   100,100

12   -   Ploughshares   -   69,500

13   -   BOMB   -   55,400

14   -   Kenyon Review   -   55,300

15   -   Guernica Magazine   -   55,000

16   -   Boston Review   -   47,600

17   -   Catapult   -   45,000

18   -   The Iowa Review   -   42,500

19   -   The Missouri Review   -   41,100

20   -   Indiana Review   -   37,100

21   -   One Story   -   35,700

22   -   A Public Space   -   31,100

23   -   The Southern Review   -   29,500

24   -   Georgia Review   -   29,000

25   -   Prairie Schooner   -   27,300

26   -   Virginia Quarterly Review   -   26,700

27   -   Oxford American   -   26,400

28   -   Gulf Coast   -   25,700

29   -   Orion Magazine   -   25,100

30   -   The White Review   -   24,700

31   -   Narrative Magazine   -   24,200

32   -   Ninth Letter   -   24,200

33   -   The Stinging Fly   -   23,800

34   -   PANK Magazine   -   23,100

35   -   Black Warrior Review   -   23,000

36   -   3am   -   22,700

37   -   Hayden’s Ferry Review   -   22,000

38   -   Split Lip   -   20,600

39   -   Colorado Review   -   20,100

40   -   World Literature Today   -   19,800

41   -   Barrelhouse   -   19,300

42   -   TriQuarterly   -   19,100

43   -   Crazyhorse Journal   -   18,900

44   -   The Adroit Journal   -   18,700

45   -   Reflex Press   -   18,200

46   -   Barren Magazine   -   17,900

47   -   From Whispers to Roars   -   17,800

48   -   Passages North   -   17,500

49   -   SmokeLong Quarterly   -   17,500

50   -   The Offing   -   17,000

51   -   Bellevue Literary Review   -   16,900

52   -   New England Review   -   16,800

53   -   Sycamore Review   -   16,800

54   -   Wigleaf   -   16,500

55   -   Flash Fiction Magazine   -   16,400

56   -   Jellyfish Review   -   16,100

57   -   The Rupture   -   15,900

58   -   The Lifted Brow   -   15,900

59   -   Door = Jar (Door is a Jar)   -   15,900

60   -   American Scholar   -   15,700

61   -   The Pinch   -   15,400

62   -   ANMLY :: Anomaly   -   15,400

63   -   Southeast Review   -   15,200

64   -   The Cincinnati Review   -   14,500

65   -   Redivider   -   14,500

66   -   New Delta Review   -   14,500

67   -   Monkey Bicycle   -   14,500

68   -   Conjunctions   -   14,400

69   -   American Literary Review   -   14,400

70   -   The Sun magazine   -   14,200

71   -   Hobart   -   14,000

72   -   New Ohio Review   -   13,900

73   -   Paper Darts   -   13,800

74   -   Greensboro Review   -   13,800

75   -   AGNI   -   13,700

76   -   Sundog Lit   -   13,300

77   -   Every Writer   -   12,500

78   -   Okay Donkey   -   12,500

79   -   American Short Fiction   -   12,300

80   -   The Molotov Cocktail   -   12,000

81   -   Fireside   -   12,000

82   -   Third Coast   -   11,900

83   -   Griffith Review   -   11,800

84   -   Blue Mesa Review   -   11,700

85   -   Longleaf Review   -   11,700

86   -   Pithead Chapel   -   11,500

87   -   Sonora Review   -   11,400

88   -   Eunioa Review   -   11,300

89   -   Gigantic Sequins   -   10,800

90   -   Perhappened   -   10,800

91   -   Minnesota Review   -   10,700

92   -   Salt Hill Journal   -   10,600

93   -   Necessary Fiction   -   10,600

94   -   Bat City Review   -   10,500

95   -   The Moth   -   10,400

96   -   Pidgeonholes   -   10,300

97   -   Occulum   -   10,000

98   -   Storgy   -   10,000

99   -   Waxwing Magazine   -   9,900

100   -   Superstition Review   -   9,900

101   -   Whale Road Review   -   9,900

102   -   PRISM International   -   9,900

103   -   The London Magazine   -   9,600

104   -   Florida Review   -   9,600

105   -   Yemassee Journal   -   9,600

106   -   Broken Pencil   -   9,500

107   -   Phoebe   -   9,500

108   -   The Journal   -   9,500

109   -   Cutbank   -   9,400

110   -   The Normal School   -   9,400

111   -   Wildness Journal   -   9,300

112   -   Grist Journal   -   9,100

113   -   North American Review   -   9,100

114   -   Banshee   -   9,000

115   -   Quarterly West   -   9,000

116   -   Litro Magazine   -   9,000

117   -   Malahat Review   -   8,900

118   -   Slice Magazine   -   8,900

119   -   Cotton Xenomorph   -   8,900

120   -   Ecotone   -   8,800

121   -   Willow Springs   -   8,800

122   -   Joyland Magazine   -   8,800

123   -   Mississippi Review   -   8,800

124   -   Riggwelter   -   8,500

125   -   F(r)iction   -   8,500

126   -   Decomp   -   8,500

127   -   Master’s Review   -   8,500

128   -   Lost Balloon   -   8,400

129   -   TSS Publishing   -   8,400

130   -   Gorse   -   8,300

131   -   Spelk   -   8,300

132   -   Ink, Sweat and Tears   -   8,300

133   -   Washington Square Review   -   8,100

134   -   Winter Tangerine   -   8,100

135   -   Memorious   -   7,900

136   -   ZYZZYVA Magazine   -   7,900

137   -   Cheap Pop   -   7,800

138   -   Peach Mag   -   7,800

139   -   Mid American Review   -   7,800

140   -   Monologging    -   7,800

141   -   Cosmonauts Avenue   -   7,700

142   -   Variant Literature   -   7,700

143   -   minor literature[s]   -   7,600

144   -   Baltimore Review   -   7,600

145   -   O:JA&L   -   7,600

146   -   Ellipsis Zine   -   7,400

147   -   The Cabinet of Heed   -   7,400

148   -   X-R-A-Y   -   7,300

149   -   Trampset   -   7,200

150   -   Honey & Lime   -   7,200

151   -   The Boiler   -   7,100

152   -   LitMag   -   7,100

153   -   The Los Angeles Review    -   7,000

154   -   Fiction Writers Review   -   7,000

155   -   Tahoma Literary Review   -   6,900

156   -   Denver Quarterly   -   6,900

157   -   Lighthouse   -   6,900

158   -   Harvard Review   -   6,800

159   -   Identity Theory   -   6,800

160   -   Conduit    -   6,800

161   -   Yale Review   -   6,800

162   -   Crab Creek Review   -   6,700

163   -   Zoetrope All-Story   -   6,700

164   -   Little Fiction   -   6,700

165   -   subTerrain   -   6,600

166   -   The Lumiere Review   -   6,600

167   -   Flash Fiction Online   -   6,600

168   -   Grain Magazine   -   6,500

169   -   Salamander   -   6,400

170   -   Event   -   6,400

171   -   Gutter   -   6,300

172   -   Nashville Review   -   6,300

173   -   Boulevard   -   6,300

174   -   Notre Dame Review   -   6,300

175   -   Tangerine   -   6,200

176   -   Fictive Dream   -   6,100

177   -   Fictive Dream   -   6,100

178   -   River Styx   -   6,000

179   -   Fractured Lit   -   6,000

180   -   Booth   -   5,900

181   -   Portland Review   -   5,900

182   -   Westerly Magazine   -   5,800

183   -   Post Road   -   5,800

184   -   New Welsh Review   -   5,800

185   -   The Common   -   5,800

186   -   Brooklyn Quarterly   -   5,700

187   -   The Blood Pudding   -   5,700

188   -   Southern Humanities Review   -   5,700

189   -   The Forge Literary Magazine   -   5,700

190   -   Nightingale & Sparrow   -   5,700

191   -   Painted Bride Quarterly   -   5,700

192   -   American Reader   -   5,700

193   -   CRAFT   -   5,700

194   -   Parentheses Journal    -   5,600

195   -   Rejection Letters   -   5,600

196   -   Fourteen Hills   -   5,600

197   -   Hunger Mountain   -   5,500

198   -   matchbook   -   5,500

199   -   Full House Literary Magazin   -   5,500

200   -   Unbroken Journal   -   5,500

201   -   The Fiddlehead   -   5,400

202   -   Blue Earth Review   -   5,400

203   -   The Honest Ulsterman   -   5,400

204   -   Penny Dreadful   -   5,300

205   -   Ruminate Magazine   -   5,300

206   -   Cream City Review   -   5,200

207   -   Bellingham Review   -   5,200

208   -   Potomac Review   -   5,200

209   -   Michigan Quarterly Review   -   5,200

210   -   Haunted Waters Press   -   5,000

211   -   Bakwa Magazine   -   4,900

212   -   Ex/Post Magazine   -   4,900

213   -   Carvezine   -   4,900

214   -   sea foam mag    -   4,800

215   -   Copper Nickel   -   4,800

216   -   Carolina Quarterly   -   4,800

217   -   After The Pause   -   4,800

218   -   Half Mystic Journal   -   4,700

219   -   No Contact   -   4,700

220   -   Open Pen   -   4,700

221   -   Atticus Review   -   4,700

222   -   Cypress   -   4,700

223   -   Witness Magazine   -   4,600

224   -   Taddle Creek   -   4,600

225   -   The Summerset Review   -   4,600

226   -   Corvus Review   -   4,600

227   -   The Fence Magazine   -   4,500

228   -   Lunch Ticket   -   4,500

229   -   Chestnut Review   -   4,500

230   -   New Mexico Review   -   4,400

231   -   Extra Teeth   -   4,400

232   -   Tears in the Fence   -   4,400

233   -   Milk Candy Review   -   4,400

234   -   Dublin Review   -   4,300

235   -   Brittle Star   -   4,300

236   -   Third Point Press   -   4,300

237   -   LIT Magazine   -   4,300

238   -   Pleiades   -   4,200

239   -   The Harpoon Review   -   4,200

240   -   The Sewanee Review   -   4,200

241   -   The Fourth River   -   4,200

242   -   Contrary Magazine   -   4,100

243   -   Rhino   -   4,100

244   -   The Interpreter’s House    -   4,000

245   -   New Orleans Review   -   4,000

246   -   Moonpark Review   -   4,000

247   -   Whiskey Island   -   4,000

248   -   streetcake   -   3,900

249   -   Sequestrum   -   3,900

250   -   Emerge Literary Journal   -   3,900

251   -   Jubilat   -   3,900

252   -   Popshot Quarterly    -   3,900

253   -   Porter House Review   -   3,900

254   -   Fahmidan Journal    -   3,900

255   -   Toasted Cheese   -   3,900

256   -   Structo   -   3,800

257   -   Barely South Review   -   3,800

258   -   Drunk Monkeys   -   3,800

259   -   New South Journal   -   3,800

260   -   A3 Review   -   3,800

261   -   Firewords   -   3,800

262   -   Timber   -   3,800

263   -   Winter Papers   -   3,800

264   -   The Winnow Magazine   -   3,800

265   -   JMWW   -   3,700

266   -   Dream Pop Journal    -   3,700

267   -   Manchester Review   -   3,700

268   -   Nimrod Journal   -   3,700

269   -   Massachusetts Review   -   3,700

270   -   Dwelling Literary   -   3,600

271   -   Nowhere Magazine   -   3,600

272   -   Loud Coffee Press   -   3,500

273   -   carte blanche   -   3,500

274   -   New Flash Fiction Review   -   3,500

275   -   Flypaper Lit   -   3,500

276   -   Bennington Review   -   3,400

277   -   Lunate   -   3,400

278   -   Second Chance Lit    -   3,400

279   -   Filling Station   -   3,400

280   -   Neon   -   3,300

281   -   Atlas and Alice   -   3,300

282   -   The Sandy River Review   -   3,300

283   -   CP Quarterly   -   3,300

284   -   Alien Magazine   -   3,300

285   -   [sub]liminal magazine   -   3,300

286   -   Sledgehammer Lit   -   3,200

287   -   Literally Stories   -   3,200

288   -   Iron Horse   -   3,200

289   -   Elsewhere Journal   -   3,200

290   -   Keyhole   -   3,200

291   -   Cleaver Magazine   -   3,200

292   -   JuxtaProse   -   3,200

293   -   Sledgehammer   -   3,200

294   -   Selcouth Station   -   3,200

295   -   Small Leaf Press   -   3,100

296   -   New York Tyrant   -   3,100

297   -   Fugue   -   3,100

298   -   Tiny Molecules   -   3,000

299   -   Bending Genres   -   3,000

300   -   Hominum Journal   -   3,000

301   -   FEED   -   3,000

302   -   So It Goes   -   3,000

303   -   3 Moon Magazine   -   3,000

304   -   Analogies & Allegories    -   3,000

305   -   Cheap Imitation   -   3,000

306   -   The West Review   -   3,000

307   -   Dogwood Journal   -   3,000

308   -   Birdfeast   -   2,900

309   -   CAROUSEL   -   2,900

310   -   Sixfold   -   2,900

311   -   Short Édition   -   2,900

312   -   Capsule Stories   -   2,900

313   -   The Coachella Review   -   2,800

314   -   Juked Magazine   -   2,800

315   -   Antioch Review   -   2,800

316   -   Black Telephone Magazine   -   2,800

317   -   Brilliant Flash Fiction   -   2,800

318   -   The New Southern Fugitives   -   2,800

319   -   Four Way Review   -   2,800

320   -   Cobra Milk   -   2,800

321   -   Black Fox   -   2,800

322   -   Hudson Review   -   2,800

323   -   Bodega Magazine   -   28,00

324   -   Interstellar Literary Review   -   2,800

325   -   indigo literary journal   -   2,700

326   -   Free Flash Fiction   -   2,700

327   -   Pulp Literature   -   2,700

328   -   Chicago Review   -   2,700

329   -   pigeon pages   -   2,700

330   -   The Knight’s Library   -   27,00

331   -   SAND Journal   -   2,700

332   -   Puerto del Sol   -   2,700

333   -   Water-Stone Review   -   2,600

334   -   Adirondack Review   -   2,600

335   -   Janus Literary   -   2,600

336   -   Middle House Review   -   2,600

337   -   Nymphs   -   2,600

338   -   Little Star Journal   -   2,600

339   -   HOOT   -   2,500

340   -   Vinyl   -   2,500

341   -   At Length   -   2,500

342   -   Liar’s League   -   2,500

343   -   Autumn House Review   -   2,500

344   -   The Literary Review   -   2,500

345   -   Splonk   -   2,400

346   -   EVERY DAY FICTION   -   2,400

347   -   Posit Journal   -   2,400

348   -   Southampton Review   -   2,400

349   -   Rosebud Magazine   -   2,400

350   -   Somesuch Stories   -   2,400

351   -   Permafrost Magazine   -   2,300

352   -   Frigg   -   2,300

353   -   Evergreen Review   -   2,300

354   -   Truffle   -   2,300

355   -   Twin Pies Literary   -   2,300

356   -   Oyez Review   -   2,300

357   -   McNeese Review / Boudin   -   2,300

358   -   Tampa Review   -   2,300

359   -   Bayou Magazine   -   2,300

360   -   Noon Annual   -   2,300

361   -   Sonder   -   2,300

362   -   The Metaworker   -   2,300

363   -   The Canary Press   -   2,200

364   -   Five South Weekly   -   2,200

365   -   Territory   -   2,200

366   -   Crack The Spine   -   2,200

367   -   The Bangor Literary Journal   -   2,200

368   -   Clover & White   -   2,200

369   -   Sick Lit Magazine   -   2,200

370   -   Literary Orphans   -   2,200

371   -   The Remnant Archive   -   2,200

372   -   Fjords Review   -   2,200

373   -   Ample Remains   -   2,200

374   -   Porridge   -   2,100

375   -   The Citron Review    -   2,100

376   -   Lucky Jefferson   -   2,100

377   -   The Green Light   -   2,100

378   -   Jet Fuel Review   -   2,100

379   -   Giallo   -   2,100

380   -   MORIA    -   2,100

381   -   Gettysburg Review   -   2,100

382   -   Story   -   2,000

383   -   Crab Orchard Review   -   2,000

384   -   The Sunlight Press   -   2,000

385   -   Lumina   -   2,000

386   -   Hypertext Magazine   -   2,000

387   -   Suburban Review   -   2,000

388   -   3 Elements   -   2,000

389   -   Prime Number Magazine   -   1,900

390   -   Threepenny Review   -   1,900

391   -   Prairie Fire Magazine   -   1,900

392   -   Constellate Literary Journal   -   1,900

393   -   Milk and Beans   -   1,900

394   -   Outlook Springs   -   1,900

395   -   Wellington Street Review   -   1,900

396   -   Jupiter Review    -   1,900

397   -   Flash Frog   -   1,900

398   -   Back Patio Press   -   1,800

399   -   Here Comes Everyone   -   1,800

400   -   Words & Whispers    -   1,800

401   -   The Conium Review    -   1,800

402   -   Split Rock Review   -   1,800

403   -   Another New Calligraphy   -   1,800

404   -   Ink Pantry   -   1,800

405   -   Burnt Breakfast   -   1,800

406   -   Literal Latte   -   1,800

407   -   Zone 3   -   1,700

408   -   Exposition Review   -   1,700

409   -   Spilled Milk    -   1,700

410   -   Dead Fern Press   -   1,700

411   -   Black Horse Review   -   1,700

412   -   Quince Magazine   -   1,700

413   -   Random Sample Review   -   1,700

414   -   December Magazine   -   1,700

415   -   West Branch   -   1,700

416   -   New Letters   -   1,700

417   -   Eckleburg   -   1,700

418   -   The Maine Review    -   1,700

419   -   NonBinary Review   -   1,700

420   -   Lanke Review   -   1,700

421   -   Solstice Literary Magazine   -   1,600

422   -   Pollux Journal   -   1,600

423   -   Agapanthus Collective   -   1,600

424   -   Ligeia   -   1,600

425   -   Harpy Hybrid Review   -   1,600

426   -   Claw & Blossom   -   1,600

427   -   Idaho Review   -   1,600

428   -   Vestal Review   -   1,600

429   -   Green Mountains Review   -   1,600

430   -   A Velvet Giant   -   1,600

431   -   Tilde~   -   1,600

432   -   Silk + Smoke   -   1,600

433   -   Southwest Review   -   1,500

434   -   Funicular Magazine    -   1,500

435   -   Frogmore Papers/Press   -   1,500

436   -   The Aurora Journal   -   1,500

437   -   Spartan   -   1,500

438   -   Pretty Owl Poetry   -   1,500

439   -   Arts and Letters   -   1,500

440   -   Ghost Parachute   -   1,500

441   -   The Blue Pages   -   1,500

442   -   (mac)ro(mic)   -   1,500

443   -   The Ogham Stone   -   1,500

444   -   Melbourne Culture Corner   -   1,500

445   -   Empty House Press   -   1,400

446   -   Soliloquies Anthology    -   1,400

447   -   Electric Moon   -   1,400

448   -   Elevator Stories   -   1,400

449   -   The Timberline Review   -   1,400

450   -   Sage Cigarettes   -   1,400

451   -   Grub Street Grackle   -   1,400

452   -   Nailed   -   1,400

453   -   TL;DR Press   -   1,400

454   -   Reservoir Journal   -   1,400

455   -   Fiction Southeast   -   1,400

456   -   LandLocked   -   1,400

457   -   Antigonish Review   -   1,400

458   -   Elephants Never   -   1,400

459   -   Glassworks   -   1,400

460   -   Madison Review   -   1,300

461   -   Bad Nudes   -   1,300

462   -   Pine Hills Review   -   1,300

463   -   Bear Creek Gazette   -   1,300

464   -   Tupelo Quarterly   -   1,300

465   -   Schuylkill Valley Journal Online   -   1,300

466   -   Authylem   -   1,300

467   -   Broadsided Press    -   1,300

468   -   Driftwood Press   -   1,300

469   -   Spectacle   -   1,300

470   -   Typishly   -   1,300

471   -   Bridge Eight   -   1,300

472   -   Columbia Review   -   1,300

473   -   Arkansas International   -   1,300

474   -   BRAG   -   1,300

475   -   Hypnopomp    -   1,300

476   -   Meridian   -   1,300

477   -   Sooth Swarm Journal   -   1,300

478   -   Northern Otter Press   -   1,200

479   -   failbettercom   -   1,200

480   -   Stanchion   -   1,200

481   -   New Millennium Writings   -   1,200

482   -   ActiveMuse   -   1,200

483   -   The Phare   -   1,200

484   -   Freefall   -   1,200

485   -   Lines+Stars   -   1,200

486   -   Bitter Fruit Review   -   1,200

487   -   Moon City Review   -   1,200

488   -   the mystic blue review   -   1,200

489   -   Scribble   -   1,200

490   -   Free State Review   -   1,200

491   -   Raleigh Review   -   1,200

492   -   Dissonance Magazine    -   1,200

493   -   Digging Through The Fat    -   1,200

494   -   About Place Journal   -   1,100

495   -   Quiddity   -   1,100

496   -   The CHILLFILTR Review   -   1,100

497   -   Barcelona Review   -   1,100

498   -   The Utopia Project   -   1,100

499   -   Consequence Forum   -   1,100

500   -   Folio   -   1,100

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