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 998,227
    2Electric Literature 266,964
    3Granta 215,390
    4The Rumpus 114,219
    5n+1 100,652
    6New Yorker Fiction 70,735
    7Ploughshares 70,457
    8Guernica Magazine 56,286
    9Kenyon Review 56,199
    10Catapult 47,721
    11The Missouri Review 41,291
    12One Story 35,914
    13apublicspace 31,536
    14The Southern Review 29,720
    15Georgia Review 29,204
    16Virginia Quarterly Review 26,929
    17Gulf Coast Journal 25,958
    18Narrative Magazine 24,392
    19Ninth Letter 24,365
    20Black Warrior Review 23,360
    21Colorado Review 20,337
    22Barrelhouse 19,826
    23Crazyhorse Journal 19,342
    24TriQuarterly 19,240
    25The Adroit Journal 19,126
    26New England Review 17,218
    27Bellevue Literary Review 17,047
    28Hobart 14,774
    29Cincinnati Review 14,756
    30Conjunctions 14,522
    31The Sun magazine 14,500
    32AGNI 14,211
    33American Short Fiction 12,694
    34the minnesota review 10,837
    35PRISM international 9,986
    36The Florida Review 9,818
    37The Journal 9,492
    38The Normal School 9,396
    39Grist Journal 9,212
    40North American Review 9,085
    41The Malahat Review 9,023
    42Slice Magazine 8,887
    43Washington Square Review 8,105
    44Glimmer Train 7,521
    45Tahoma Literary Review 7,041
    46Harvard Review 7,007
    47Zoetrope: All-Story 6,784
    48Nashville Review 6,592
    49Boulevard 🔥 mag 6,358
    50River Styx 6,160
    51CRAFT 6,109
    52Post Road 5,909
    53Portland Review 5,908
    54cream city review 5,627
    55Fourteen Hills 5,608
    56The Fiddlehead 5,565
    57mqr_tweets 5,211
    58carvezine 4,982
    59Copper Nickel 4,970
    60The Carolina Quarterly 4,854
    61Pleiades 4,376
    62Massachusetts Review 4,035
    63Nimrod Journal 4,004
    64Bennington Review 3,517
    65Puerto del Sol 2,739
    66Water~Stone Review 2,686
    67TLR a/k/a The Literary Review 2,477
    68The Southampton Review 2,403
    69Bayou Magazine 2,273
    70Gettysburg Review 2,180
    71Meridian: An Annual of Poetry & Prose 1,268
    72The Bare Life Review 855
    73follow @joylandmagazine 9
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    Last updated: 2021-09-21 20:01:57