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 1,004,490
    2Electric Literature 270,307
    3Granta 216,853
    4The Rumpus 114,732
    5n+1 101,983
    6Ploughshares 72,910
    7New Yorker Fiction 72,312
    8Guernica Magazine 59,003
    9Kenyon Review 57,746
    10Catapult 52,789
    11The Missouri Review 41,614
    12One Story 36,599
    13apublicspace 32,364
    14The Southern Review 30,564
    15Georgia Review 29,788
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 27,743
    17Gulf Coast Journal 26,380
    18Ninth Letter 24,984
    19Narrative Magazine 24,863
    20Black Warrior Review 24,337
    21Colorado Review 21,130
    22Barrelhouse 20,995
    23Crazyhorse Journal 20,653
    24The Adroit Journal 20,286
    25TriQuarterly 20,190
    26New England Review 18,551
    27Bellevue Literary Review 17,553
    28Hobart 16,164
    29Cincinnati Review 15,499
    30Conjunctions 15,387
    31AGNI 15,375
    32The Sun magazine 15,162
    33American Short Fiction 13,328
    34the minnesota review 11,191
    35The Florida Review 10,619
    36The Journal 10,292
    37PRISM international 10,213
    38The Normal School 9,801
    39Grist Journal 9,744
    40North American Review 9,335
    41The Malahat Review 9,304
    42Slice Magazine 8,808
    43Washington Square Review 8,504
    44Tahoma Literary Review 7,730
    45Harvard Review 7,435
    46Nashville Review 7,432
    47Glimmer Train 7,372
    48CRAFT 7,082
    49Zoetrope: All-Story 6,865
    50River Styx 6,822
    51Boulevard 🔥 mag 6,807
    52Portland Review 6,548
    53cream city review 6,333
    54Post Road 6,182
    55The Fiddlehead 5,991
    56Fourteen Hills #ChangingTheView 5,802
    57Copper Nickel 5,595
    58mqr_tweets 5,362
    59carvezine 5,133
    60The Carolina Quarterly 5,062
    61Pleiades 4,925
    62Nimrod Journal 4,884
    63Massachusetts Review 4,691
    64Bennington Review 4,425
    65Puerto del Sol 2,971
    66Water~Stone Review 2,867
    67Bayou Magazine 2,562
    68TLR a/k/a The Literary Review 2,489
    69Gettysburg Review 2,450
    70The Southampton Review 2,426
    71Meridian: An Annual of Poetry & Prose 1,361
    72The Bare Life Review 880
    73follow @joylandmagazine 7
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    Last updated: 2022-05-18 13:02:00