Twitmeter: Ranking Literary Magazines

One of my criteria for comparing the literary magazines (or any other entity for that matter) has always been their online presence. The number of followers on Twitter is a good metric, if not enough. I decided to write a script to count the number of followers of a list of prominent magazines on an hourly basis and sort them in a table. What you see below is the result of that work. Obviously, this is not an absolute measure of the quality (you'll see some prestigious names at the bottom of this table), but I'm hoping that it encourages magazines to spend more time promoting themselves on the Internet, even if they're available only in print.
  • note 1: The logos and the journal titles come directly from their Twitter profile.
  • note 2: I took the liberty of using @NYerFiction instead of @NewYorker, as I found it more relevant.
  • note 3: Let me know if you want to see some specific journal on the list.
  • MagazineFollowers
    1The Paris Review 964,873
    2Electric Literature 257,548
    3Granta 211,749
    4The Rumpus 108,227
    5n+1 92,386
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,305
    7Ploughshares 65,403
    8Guernica Magazine 50,389
    9Kenyon Review 49,289
    10The Missouri Review 39,303
    11Catapult 34,491
    12One Story 33,525
    13The Southern Review 28,077
    14A Public Space 25,878
    15Georgia Review 25,575
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,709
    17Narrative Magazine 23,875
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,689
    19Ninth Letter 23,060
    20Black Warrior Review 20,266
    21Colorado Review 18,141
    22TriQuarterly 16,731
    23Crazyhorse Journal 16,473
    24Bellevue Literary Review 16,380
    25Barrelhouse 15,941
    26New England Review 13,896
    27The Adroit Journal 13,707
    28Conjunctions 13,478
    29The Sun magazine 12,163
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,732
    31Cincinnati Review 11,731
    32AGNI 11,290
    33the minnesota review 10,051
    34Hobart 9,783
    35The Normal School 8,983
    36Slice Magazine 8,715
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,484
    38The Journal 8,416
    39The Florida Review 8,344
    40PRISM international 8,325
    41Glimmer Train 8,195
    42The Malahat Review 7,524
    43Grist Journal 7,468
    44Washington Square Review 6,899
    45Tahoma Literary Review 6,031
    46Zoetrope: All-Story 5,931
    47Nashville Review 5,891
    48Portland Review 5,817
    49Fourteen Hills 5,443
    50Post Road 5,324
    51River Styx 5,255
    52Harvard Review 5,220
    53Boulevard 🔥 mag 5,008
    54Michigan Quarterly Review 4,627
    55Carve Magazine 4,234
    56Carolina Quarterly 4,141
    57The Fiddlehead 4,054
    58Copper Nickel 3,839
    59cream city review 3,493
    60CRAFT 2,919
    61Pleiades 2,656
    62Massachusetts Review 2,599
    63Chattahoochee Review 2,582
    64Bennington Review 2,556
    65Nimrod Journal 2,415
    66Water~Stone Review 2,297
    67The Literary Review 2,261
    68Bayou Magazine 2,060
    69Puerto del Sol 1,763
    70Gettysburg Review 1,314
    71The Southampton Review 1,086
    72Meridian 934
    73The Bare Life Review 674
    74follow @joylandmagazine 11
    Last updated: 2019-12-13 15:00:39