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 960,589
    2Electric Literature 256,573
    3Granta 211,471
    4The Rumpus 107,737
    5n+1 91,545
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,253
    7Ploughshares 65,037
    8Guernica Magazine 50,070
    9Kenyon Review 48,773
    10The Missouri Review 39,160
    11🦇apult and also the bat is disappointed in you 33,656
    12One Story 33,374
    13The Southern Review 27,931
    14A Public Space 25,622
    15Georgia Review 25,363
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,500
    17Narrative Magazine 23,833
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,516
    19Ninth Letter 22,933
    20Black Warrior Review 19,917
    21Colorado Review 17,984
    22TriQuarterly 16,601
    23Crazyhorse Journal 16,340
    24Bellevue Literary Review 16,253
    25Barrelhouse 15,213
    26New England Review 13,697
    27Conjunctions 13,382
    28The Adroit Journal 13,215
    29The Sun magazine 11,956
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,581
    31Cincinnati Review 11,514
    32AGNI 11,009
    33the minnesota review 10,007
    34Hobart 9,587
    35The Normal School 8,934
    36Slice Magazine 8,689
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,427
    38The Journal 8,316
    39The Florida Review 8,278
    40Glimmer Train 8,222
    41PRISM international 8,198
    42The Malahat Review 7,427
    43Grist Journal 7,397
    44Washington Square Review 6,605
    45Tahoma Literary Review 5,962
    46Zoetrope: All-Story 5,867
    47Nashville Review 5,864
    48Portland Review 5,764
    49Fourteen Hills 5,437
    50Post Road 5,301
    51River Styx 5,205
    52Harvard Review 5,139
    53Boulevard 🔥 mag 4,910
    54Michigan Quarterly Review 4,553
    55Carve Magazine 4,152
    56Carolina Quarterly 4,085
    57The Fiddlehead 3,946
    58Copper Nickel 3,779
    59cream city review 3,415
    60CRAFT 2,765
    61Pleiades 2,557
    62Massachusetts Review 2,547
    63Chattahoochee Review 2,533
    64Bennington Review 2,471
    65Nimrod Journal 2,367
    66The Literary Review 2,251
    67Water~Stone Review 2,238
    68Bayou Magazine 2,038
    69Puerto del Sol 1,740
    70Gettysburg Review 1,260
    71The Southampton Review 1,034
    72Meridian 908
    73The Bare Life Review 649
    74follow @joylandmagazine 10
    Last updated: 2019-10-22 17:00:33