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 953,417
    2Electric Literature 255,336
    3Granta 211,207
    4The Rumpus 107,064
    5n+1 90,672
    6New Yorker Fiction 67,003
    7Ploughshares 64,385
    8Guernica Magazine 49,576
    9Kenyon Review 48,112
    10The Missouri Review 38,901
    11One Story 33,163
    12Catapult 32,820
    13The Southern Review 27,751
    14A Public Space 25,408
    15Georgia Review 25,214
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 24,312
    17Narrative Magazine 23,785
    18Gulf Coast Journal 23,262
    19Ninth Letter 22,759
    20Black Warrior Review 19,414
    21Colorado Review 17,817
    22TriQuarterly 16,440
    23Bellevue Literary Review 16,148
    24Crazyhorse Journal 16,144
    25Barrelhouse 14,968
    26New England Review 13,501
    27Conjunctions 13,287
    28The Adroit Journal 12,753
    29The Sun magazine 11,794
    30AmericanShortFiction 11,415
    31Cincinnati Review 11,278
    32AGNI 10,681
    33the minnesota review 9,938
    34Hobart 9,404
    35The Normal School 8,872
    36Slice Magazine 8,569
    37NorthAmericanReview 8,335
    38Glimmer Train 8,260
    39The Journal 8,244
    40The Florida Review 8,228
    41PRISM international 7,982
    42The Malahat Review 7,316
    43Grist Journal 7,214
    44Washington Square Review 6,450
    45Joyland Magazine 6,178
    46Tahoma Literary Review 5,890
    47Zoetrope: All-Story 5,774
    48Nashville Review 5,771
    49Portland Review 5,712
    50Fourteen Hills 5,419
    51Post Road 5,285
    52River Styx 5,135
    53Harvard Review 4,994
    54Boulevard 🔥 mag 4,786
    55Michigan Quarterly Review 4,453
    56Carve Magazine 4,082
    57Carolina Quarterly 4,035
    58The Fiddlehead 3,818
    59Copper Nickel 3,680
    60cream city review 3,259
    61CRAFT 2,521
    62Chattahoochee Review 2,516
    63Pleiades 2,461
    64Massachusetts Review 2,457
    65Bennington Review 2,374
    66Nimrod Journal 2,260
    67The Literary Review 2,226
    68Water Stone Review 2,195
    69Bayou Magazine 1,999
    70Puerto del Sol 1,702
    71Gettysburg Review 1,200
    72The Southampton Review 963
    73Meridian 832
    74The Bare Life Review 633
    Last updated: 2019-08-21 09:02:47