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 947,733
    2Electric Literature 254,551
    3Granta 210,945
    4The Rumpus 106,509
    5n+1 90,259
    6New Yorker Fiction 66,816
    7Ploughshares 64,121
    8Guernica Magazine 49,262
    9Kenyon Review 47,777
    10The Missouri Review 38,804
    11One Story 33,109
    12Catapult 32,289
    13The Southern Review 27,661
    14A Public Space 25,344
    15Georgia Review 25,164
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,213
    17Narrative Magazine 23,724
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,085
    19Ninth Letter 22,713
    20Black Warrior Review 19,139
    21Colorado Review 17,700
    22TriQuarterly 16,358
    23Bellevue Literary Review 16,098
    24Crazyhorse Journal 16,045
    25Barrelhouse 14,790
    26New England Review 13,379
    27Conjunctions 13,256
    28The Adroit Journal 12,342
    29The Sun magazine 11,696
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,316
    31Cincinnati Review 11,178
    32AGNI 10,454
    33the minnesota review 9,934
    34Hobart 9,248
    35The Normal School 8,869
    36Slice Magazine 8,542
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,308
    38Glimmer Train 8,278
    39The Florida Review 8,222
    40The Journal 8,214
    41PRISM international 7,893
    42The Malahat Review 7,261
    43Grist Journal 7,136
    44Washington Square Review 6,426
    45Joyland Magazine 6,107
    46Tahoma Literary Review 5,802
    47Zoetrope: All-Story 5,757
    48Nashville Review 5,747
    49Portland Review 5,658
    50Fourteen Hills 5,419
    51Post Road 5,296
    52River Styx 5,140
    53Harvard Review 4,902
    54Boulevard 🔥 mag 4,706
    55Michigan Quarterly Review 4,395
    56Carve Magazine 4,033
    57Carolina Quarterly 4,012
    58The Fiddlehead 3,772
    59Copper Nickel 3,669
    60cream city review 3,179
    61Chattahoochee Review 2,499
    62Pleiades 2,409
    63Massachusetts Review 2,397
    64CRAFT 2,366
    65Bennington Review 2,349
    66Nimrod Journal 2,218
    67The Literary Review 2,208
    68Water Stone Review 2,178
    69Bayou Magazine 1,986
    70Puerto del Sol 1,672
    71Gettysburg Review 1,179
    72The Southampton Review 946
    73Meridian 823
    74The Bare Life Review 617
    Last updated: 2019-07-20 11:00:39