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 962,815
    2Electric Literature 257,042
    3Granta 211,666
    4The Rumpus 107,978
    5n+1 92,029
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,283
    7Ploughshares 65,199
    8Guernica Magazine 50,214
    9Kenyon Review 48,977
    10The Missouri Review 39,211
    11Catapult 34,081
    12One Story 33,461
    13The Southern Review 28,014
    14A Public Space 25,675
    15Georgia Review 25,445
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,595
    17Narrative Magazine 23,856
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,597
    19Ninth Letter 22,982
    20Black Warrior Review 20,068
    21Colorado Review 18,049
    22TriQuarterly 16,626
    23Crazyhorse Journal 16,389
    24Bellevue Literary Review 16,296
    25Barrelhouse 15,529
    26New England Review 13,767
    27The Adroit Journal 13,500
    28Conjunctions 13,439
    29The Sun magazine 12,027
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,632
    31Cincinnati Review 11,605
    32AGNI 11,071
    33the minnesota review 10,026
    34Hobart 9,677
    35The Normal School 8,959
    36Slice Magazine 8,699
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,449
    38The Journal 8,338
    39The Florida Review 8,305
    40PRISM international 8,247
    41Glimmer Train 8,209
    42The Malahat Review 7,472
    43Grist Journal 7,428
    44Washington Square Review 6,794
    45Tahoma Literary Review 5,989
    46Zoetrope: All-Story 5,887
    47Nashville Review 5,868
    48Portland Review 5,804
    49Fourteen Hills 5,445
    50Post Road 5,308
    51River Styx 5,229
    52Harvard Review 5,182
    53Boulevard 🔥 mag 4,955
    54Michigan Quarterly Review 4,592
    55Carve Magazine 4,195
    56Carolina Quarterly 4,120
    57The Fiddlehead 3,995
    58Copper Nickel 3,796
    59cream city review 3,453
    60CRAFT 2,847
    61Pleiades 2,607
    62Massachusetts Review 2,566
    63Chattahoochee Review 2,560
    64Bennington Review 2,506
    65Nimrod Journal 2,385
    66Water~Stone Review 2,269
    67The Literary Review 2,255
    68Bayou Magazine 2,056
    69Puerto del Sol 1,751
    70Gettysburg Review 1,283
    71The Southampton Review 1,046
    72Meridian 929
    73The Bare Life Review 649
    74follow @joylandmagazine 11
    Last updated: 2019-11-14 23:00:35