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 1,001,614
    2Electric Literature 269,170
    3Granta 216,067
    4The Rumpus 114,753
    5n+1 101,451
    6New Yorker Fiction 71,860
    7Ploughshares 71,651
    8Guernica Magazine 57,137
    9Kenyon Review 56,965
    10Catapult 50,751
    11The Missouri Review 41,431
    12One Story 36,198
    13apublicspace 31,915
    14The Southern Review 30,272
    15Georgia Review 29,504
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 27,355
    17Gulf Coast Journal 26,151
    18Narrative Magazine 24,695
    19Ninth Letter 24,667
    20Black Warrior Review 23,863
    21Colorado Review 20,700
    22Barrelhouse 20,549
    23Crazyhorse Journal 20,137
    24TriQuarterly 19,683
    25The Adroit Journal 19,503
    26New England Review 17,671
    27Bellevue Literary Review 17,320
    28Hobart 15,468
    29Cincinnati Review 15,153
    30The Sun magazine 14,857
    31Conjunctions 14,809
    32AGNI 14,769
    33American Short Fiction 12,992
    34the minnesota review 11,037
    35The Florida Review 10,258
    36PRISM international 10,059
    37The Journal 9,767
    38The Normal School 9,518
    39Grist Journal 9,469
    40North American Review 9,232
    41The Malahat Review 9,170
    42Slice Magazine 8,877
    43Washington Square Review 8,361
    44Glimmer Train 7,458
    45Tahoma Literary Review 7,322
    46Harvard Review 7,215
    47Nashville Review 7,054
    48Zoetrope: All-Story 6,819
    49Boulevard 🔥 mag 6,588
    50CRAFT 6,541
    51River Styx 6,385
    52Portland Review 6,136
    53cream city review 6,130
    54Post Road 6,076
    55The Fiddlehead 5,762
    56Fourteen Hills 5,715
    57mqr_tweets 5,350
    58Copper Nickel 5,292
    59carvezine 5,072
    60The Carolina Quarterly 4,928
    61Nimrod Journal 4,662
    62Pleiades 4,642
    63Massachusetts Review 4,359
    64Bennington Review 3,927
    65Puerto del Sol 2,871
    66Water~Stone Review 2,781
    67TLR a/k/a The Literary Review 2,490
    68The Southampton Review 2,412
    69Gettysburg Review 2,316
    70Bayou Magazine 2,313
    71Meridian: An Annual of Poetry & Prose 1,325
    72The Bare Life Review 876
    73follow @joylandmagazine 9
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    Last updated: 2022-01-19 15:01:53