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 972,992
    2Electric Literature 259,734
    3Granta 212,798
    4The Rumpus 109,663
    5n+1 94,195
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,836
    7Ploughshares 66,432
    8Guernica Magazine 51,232
    9Kenyon Review 50,332
    10The Missouri Review 39,724
    11Catapult 36,026
    12One Story 33,794
    13The Southern Review 28,368
    14apublicspace 28,342
    15Georgia Review 25,817
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 25,102
    17Gulf Coast Journal 24,069
    18Narrative Magazine 23,904
    19Ninth Letter 23,357
    20Black Warrior Review 21,065
    21Colorado Review 18,527
    22TriQuarterly 17,106
    23Crazyhorse Journal 16,781
    24Barrelhouse 16,756
    25Bellevue Literary Review 16,479
    26The Adroit Journal 14,802
    27New England Review 14,342
    28Conjunctions 13,589
    29The Sun magazine 12,578
    30Cincinnati Review 12,179
    31asfmag 12,016
    32AGNI 11,667
    33Hobart 10,549
    34the minnesota review 10,143
    35The Normal School 9,027
    36Slice Magazine 8,711
    37The Journal 8,616
    38PRISM international 8,534
    39NorthAmericanReview 8,529
    40The Florida Review 8,467
    41Glimmer Train 8,080
    42The Malahat Review 7,693
    43Grist Journal 7,646
    44Washington Square Review 6,958
    45Tahoma Literary Review 6,213
    46Zoetrope: All-Story 6,019
    47thenashvillereview@gmail.com 5,996
    48Portland Review 5,765
    49Harvard Review 5,459
    50Fourteen Hills 5,450
    51River Styx 5,349
    52Post Road 5,329
    53Boulevard 🔥 mag 5,154
    54mqr_tweets 4,784
    55carvezine 4,409
    56Carolina Quarterly 4,288
    57The Fiddlehead 4,258
    58Copper Nickel 4,017
    59cream city review 3,792
    60CRAFT 3,252
    61Pleiades 2,967
    62Massachusetts Review 2,759
    63Chattahoochee Review 2,724
    64Bennington Review 2,719
    65Nimrod Journal 2,582
    66Water~Stone Review 2,365
    67The Literary Review 2,332
    68Bayou Magazine 2,095
    69Puerto del Sol 1,886
    70The Southampton Review 1,443
    71Gettysburg Review 1,409
    72Meridian 985
    73The Bare Life Review 713
    74follow @joylandmagazine 11
    Last updated: 2020-04-05 21:00:42