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 968,825
    2Electric Literature 258,152
    3Granta 212,024
    4The Rumpus 108,754
    5n+1 92,893
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,409
    7Ploughshares 65,734
    8Guernica Magazine 50,792
    9Kenyon Review 49,604
    10The Missouri Review 39,420
    11Catapult 34,903
    12One Story 33,564
    13The Southern Review 28,164
    14A Public Space 26,012
    15Georgia Review 25,670
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,782
    17Narrative Magazine 23,891
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,767
    19Ninth Letter 23,167
    20Black Warrior Review 20,500
    21Colorado Review 18,227
    22TriQuarterly 16,848
    23Crazyhorse Journal 16,588
    24Bellevue Literary Review 16,452
    25Barrelhouse 16,142
    26New England Review 14,055
    27The Adroit Journal 13,899
    28Conjunctions 13,491
    29The Sun magazine 12,267
    30Cincinnati Review 11,858
    31AmericanShortFiction 11,814
    32AGNI 11,433
    33the minnesota review 10,071
    34Hobart 9,927
    35The Normal School 9,001
    36Slice Magazine 8,717
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,512
    38The Journal 8,453
    39PRISM international 8,396
    40The Florida Review 8,384
    41Glimmer Train 8,170
    42The Malahat Review 7,553
    43Grist Journal 7,528
    44Washington Square Review 6,927
    45Tahoma Literary Review 6,101
    46Nashville Review 5,948
    47Zoetrope: All-Story 5,941
    48Portland Review 5,823
    49Fourteen Hills 5,457
    50Post Road 5,328
    51River Styx 5,282
    52Harvard Review 5,269
    53Boulevard 🔥 mag 5,075
    54Michigan Quarterly Review 4,688
    55Carve Magazine 4,279
    56Carolina Quarterly 4,181
    57The Fiddlehead 4,105
    58Copper Nickel 3,896
    59cream city review 3,570
    60CRAFT 3,002
    61Pleiades 2,733
    62Massachusetts Review 2,644
    63Chattahoochee Review 2,631
    64Bennington Review 2,596
    65Nimrod Journal 2,433
    66Water~Stone Review 2,321
    67The Literary Review 2,266
    68Bayou Magazine 2,067
    69Puerto del Sol 1,798
    70Gettysburg Review 1,353
    71The Southampton Review 1,138
    72Meridian 943
    73The Bare Life Review 671
    74follow @joylandmagazine 10
    Last updated: 2020-01-19 16:00:40