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 942,366
    2Electric Literature 253,423
    3Granta 210,476
    4The Rumpus 105,644
    5n+1 89,901
    6New Yorker Fiction 66,514
    7Ploughshares 63,724
    8Guernica Magazine 48,892
    9Kenyon Review 47,156
    10The Missouri Review 38,612
    11One Story 32,963
    12Catapult 30,561
    13The Southern Review 27,541
    14A Public Space 25,152
    15Georgia Review 25,094
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 23,938
    17Narrative Magazine 23,683
    18Gulf Coast Journal 22,870
    19Ninth Letter 22,614
    20Black Warrior Review 18,577
    21Colorado Review 17,537
    22TriQuarterly 16,240
    23Bellevue Literary Review 15,859
    24Crazyhorse Journal 15,853
    25Barrelhouse 13,953
    26Conjunctions 13,230
    27New England Review 13,142
    28The Adroit Journal 11,729
    29The Sun magazine 11,523
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,170
    31Cincinnati Review 10,991
    32AGNI 10,201
    33the minnesota review 9,930
    34Hobart 9,061
    35The Normal School 8,847
    36Slice Magazine 8,539
    37Glimmer Train 8,304
    38NorthAmericanReview 8,215
    39The Florida Review 8,166
    40The Journal 8,159
    41PRISM international 7,761
    42The Malahat Review 7,192
    43Grist Journal 6,943
    44Washington Square Review 6,380
    45Joyland Magazine 5,886
    46Nashville Review 5,728
    47Zoetrope: All-Story 5,691
    48Tahoma Literary Review 5,663
    49Portland Review 5,627
    50Fourteen Hills 5,426
    51Post Road 5,306
    52River Styx 5,063
    53Harvard Review 4,791
    54Boulevard 🔥 mag 4,581
    55Michigan Quarterly Review 4,307
    56Carve Magazine 3,967
    57Carolina Quarterly 3,938
    58The Fiddlehead 3,676
    59Copper Nickel 3,645
    60cream city review 3,032
    61Chattahoochee Review 2,447
    62Massachusetts Review 2,317
    63Bennington Review 2,300
    64CRAFT 2,234
    65Pleiades 2,181
    66The Literary Review 2,175
    67Nimrod Journal 2,148
    68Water Stone Review 2,144
    69Bayou Magazine 1,973
    70Puerto del Sol 1,643
    71Gettysburg Review 1,100
    72The Southampton Review 835
    73Meridian 811
    74The Bare Life Review 582
    Last updated: 2019-05-20 02:00:36