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2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings — Nonfiction

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NOTE: The 2017 Rankings are here.

Below you will find the 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings for Nonfiction. To read about my methodology for the rankings, go here.

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2016 Magazine 2015 2016 Score
1 Orion 2 74
2 Georgia Review 1 70
3 Sun 3 64
4 New Letters 4 45
5 Gettysburg Review 11 38
6 Conjunctions 11 35
7 Agni 5 34
8 Ploughshares 9 33
9 Tin House 7 30
10 Missouri Review 13 29
11 Iowa Review 7 28
12 American Scholar 6 27
12 Threepenny Review 9 27
14 n+1 19 25
15 Fourth Genre 14 23
16 River Teeth 16 22
17 Salmagundi 22 21
17 Southern Review 15 21
19 Boulevard 16 20
20 Ecotone 22 19
20 Kenyon Review 19 19
20 Paris Review 18 19
23 Antioch Review 22 17
23 Image 22 17
23 Virginia Quarterly Review 19 17
26 Creative Nonfiction 28 16
26 Shenandoah 22 16
28 Colorado Review 27 12
28 Granta 51 12
30 Raritan 28 11
30 Third Coast 30 11
32 Harvard Review 30 10
32 Ninth Letter 35 10
32 Point, The 72 10
32 Republic of Letters (?) 33 10
36 Brain, Child 35 9
36 Five Points 35 9
36 Hudson Review 43 9
36 Michigan Quarterly Review 35 9
40 Pinch 51 8
40 Southwest Review 35 8
40 TriQuarterly 35 8
40 Yale Review 35 8
44 American Poetry Review 46 7
44 Blackbird 46 7
44 Hunger Mountain 43 7
47 Believer 58 6
47 New England Review 58 6
47 North Dakota Quarterly 51 6
47 Oregon Humanities 51 6
47 Passages North 51 6
47 Poetry 30 6
47 Sweet 51 6
47 The Journal 46 6
47 The Point 51 6
47 Water-Stone Review 46 6
47 World Literature Today 72 6
58 American Circus 58 5
58 Fugue 58 5
58 Great River Review 33 5
58 In Character © 58 5
58 Narrative 72 5
58 New Orleans Review 58 5
58 Pleiades 58 5
58 Radio Silence 58 5
58 Ruminate 58 5
58 Seattle Review 58 5
58 Sewanee Review 58 5
58 Tusculum 58 5
58 Witness 58 5
58 Fourth River 5
58 Gigantic 5
73 Alaska Quarterly Review 72 4
73 Arts & Letters 58 4
73 Brick 81 4
73 Broad Street 90 4
73 Normal School 72 4
73 North American Review 72 4
73 Parnassus 72 4
80 Alimentum 81 3
80 Bellevue Literary Review 43 3
80 Boston Review 81 3
80 Cimarron Review 81 3
80 Florida Review 81 3
80 Gulf Coast 81 3
80 Lapham’s Quarterly 81 3
80 Los Angeles Review 81 3
80 Massachusetts Review 72 3
80 Prism 114 3
80 Provincetown Arts 90 3
91 A Public Space 90 2
91 American Athenaeum 90 2
91 Asian American Writers Workshop 90 2
91 Bellevue Literary Press 90 2
91 Bellingham Review 90 2
91 Chautauqua 90 2
91 Columbia Review 90 2
91 Connecticut Review (?) 90 2
91 Hotel Amerika 90 2
91 Kyoto Journal 81 2
91 Malahat Review 90 2
91 Manoa 90 2
91 McSweeney’s 90 2
91 Memoir © 90 2
91 Milkweed Editions – Press 90 2
91 New Ohio Review 90 2
91 Northwest Review © 46 2
91 Oxford American 90 2
91 PMS 90 2
91 Post Road 90 2
91 Santa Monica Review 90 2
91 Southampton Review 114 2
91 Speakeasy © 35 2
91 Subtropics 90 2
91 Under the Sun 114 2
91 Willow Springs 114 2
91 Writers Chronicle 90 2
91 ZYZZYVA 72 2
91 Brevity 2
120 American Interest 114 1
120 American Short Fiction 114 1
120 Another Chicago Magazine 114 1
120 Arts Fuse 114 1
120 Asia Literary Review 114 1
120 Baffler 114 1
120 Bat City 114 1
120 Black Pearls 114 1
120 Blood Orange Review 114 1
120 Bomb 1
120 Bookforum 114 1
120 Callaloo 114 1
120 Camera Obscura 114 1
120 Canteen 114 1
120 Chicago Review 114 1
120 Dart Society 114 1
120 Delmarva Review 114 1
120 Diagram 114 1
120 Divide ? 114 1
120 Epoch 1
120 Europa Editions 114 1
120 Event 114 1
120 Fiction 114 1
120 Fiction International 90 1
120 Fifth Wednesday 114 1
120 Five Chapters 114 1
120 Free Inquiry 114 1
120 Haystack Mountain 114 1
120 Healing Muse 114 1
120 High Country News 114 1
120 High Desert Journal 114 1
120 Hollins Critic 114 1
120 Hub City Press 114 1
120 Idaho Review 114 1
120 Iron Horse Literary Review 114 1
120 Literary Review 114 1
120 Make ? 114 1
120 Marginalia © 114 1
120 Meridian 114 1
120 Minnesota Review 114 1
120 Mount Hope 114 1
120 Natural Bridge 114 1
120 New Haven Review 114 1
120 Noon 114 1
120 On the Page 114 1
120 Ontario Review © 114 1
120 Open City 114 1
120 Open Spaces 114 1
120 Oregon Quarterly 114 1
120 Other Voices © 114 1
120 Packinghouse Review 114 1
120 Palo Alto Review ? 114 1
120 Portland Magazine 114 1
120 Prairie Schooner 1
120 Relief 114 1
120 River City Publishing 114 1
120 River Styx 114 1
120 Rosebud 114 1
120 Rumpus 114 1
120 Seneca Review 114 1
120 SN Review 114 1
120 Stone Canoe 114 1
120 Stranger 114 1
120 Tavern Books 114 1
120 Tupelo Press 114 1
120 University of Michigan Press 114 1
120 Vocabula Bound 114 1
120 Wag’s Revue 114 1
120 Western Humanities Review 114 1
120 Wilson Quarterly 114 1
120 Zone 3 1
120 Big Roundtable 1
120 Tikkun 1
120 O-Dark-Thirty 1
120 Catamaran 1
120 Hedgehog Rev 1

 

2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings — Poetry

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Note: the list has been updated. For the 2017 Poetry ranking, go here.

Below is the 2016 Literary Magazine Rankings for Poetry. For an explanation of the methodology, go here.

If you find these rankings useful, please consider making a donation or purchasing one of my books.

 

 

 

2016 Magazine 2015 2016 Score
1 Kenyon Review 1 77
2 Poetry 2 75
3 American Poetry Review 4 67
4 Ploughshares 3 58
5 Threepenny Review 5 55
6 New England Review 6 46
7 Georgia Review 7 41
8 Field 8 33
8 Gettysburg Review 9 33
8 Southern Review 16 33
11 Five Points 15 30
12 Poetry Review 12 27
12 Virginia Quarterly Review 9 27
14 BOA Editions 11 23
14 Cincinnati Review 16 23
14 Paris Review 32 23
17 Tin House 14 22
18 Spillway 26 21
19 Agni 16 20
19 New Ohio Review 21 20
19 Sugar House Review 21 20
19 Yale Review 19 20
23 Rattle 24 17
23 Sun 56 17
25 Poetry Northwest 28 16
25 Smartish Pace 26 16
27 The Journal 28 15
27 Water-Stone Review 28 15
29 Copper Canyon Press 31 14
29 Michigan Quarterly Review 23 14
31 Blackbird 24 13
31 Hudson Review 32 13
31 Image 51 13
34 Four Way Books 56 12
34 Runes © 34 12
36 Alice James Books 19 11
36 American Scholar 35 11
36 Canary 35 11
36 Lake Effect 35 11
36 New American Writing 35 11
36 Sixth Finch 62 11
36 Tupelo Press 35 11
43 Alaska Quarterly Review 40 10
43 Cue Editions 40 10
43 Ecotone 40 10
43 Great River Review 40 10
43 Green Mountains Review 40 10
43 Notre Dame Review 40 10
43 Orion 40 10
43 River Styx 40 10
43 Vallum: Contemporary Poetry 86 10
43 West Branch 40 10
53 TriQuarterly 12 9
54 Crazyhorse 52 8
54 Massachusetts Review 52 8
54 Ninth Letter 52 8
54 Shenandoah 40 8
58 Cimarron Review 62 7
58 Epoch 62 7
58 Hotel Amerika 62 7
58 Little Patuxent Review 62 7
58 New Letters 56 7
58 Salamander 56 7
58 Wave Books 56 7
58 Willow Springs 62 7
66 5 a.m. 56 6
66 Barrow Street 62 6
66 Codex 169 6
66 Crowd © (?) 62 6
66 Denver Quarterly 86 6
66 Gulf Coast 62 6
66 Indiana Review 62 6
66 Iowa Review 52 6
66 jubilat 62 6
66 Lana Turner 62 6
66 Little Star 62 6
66 Missouri Review 62 6
66 New Criterion 62 6
66 North American Review 62 6
66 Paterson Literary Review 62 6
66 Poetry International 62 6
66 Quarterly West (?) 169 6
66 Subtropics 62 6
66 World Literature Today 86 6
66 ZYZZYVA 62 6
66 Prelude 6
87 Account 86 5
87 Anhinga Press 86 5
87 Arroyo Literary Review 86 5
87 Assaracus 86 5
87 Atlanta Review 62 5
87 Awl 86 5
87 Blueline 86 5
87 Boston Review 86 5
87 Briar Cliff Review 86 5
87 Brick 86 5
87 Café Review 86 5
87 Chattahoochee Review 86 5
87 Collagist 86 5
87 Colorado Review 86 5
87 Court Green © 86 5
87 Crab Orchard Review 5
87 Curbstone Press 86 5
87 Cypher Books 86 5
87 Dunes Review 86 5
87 Eastern Wash. Univ. Press © 86 5
87 Eleven Eleven 86 5
87 Epiphany 86 5
87 Fifth Wednesday 86 5
87 Five Fingers Review (?) 86 5
87 Forklift Ohio 86 5
87 Granta 86 5
87 Graywolf Press 86 5
87 Harbour Publishing 86 5
87 Harvard Review 86 5
87 Hollyridge Press 86 5
87 Hunger Mountain 86 5
87 Ibbetson Street (?) 86 5
87 Laurel Poetry Collective © 86 5
87 Literary Imagination 40 5
87 Lyric (?) 86 5
87 Malahat Review 86 5
87 Manhattan Review 86 5
87 Margie © 86 5
87 Meridian 86 5
87 Muzzle Magazine 86 5
87 Nebraska Poets Calendar 86 5
87 New Issues Poetry and Prose 86 5
87 New South Books 86 5
87 New Verse News 86 5
87 OCHO 86 5
87 Parnassus: Poetry in Review 86 5
87 Pebble Lake Review 86 5
87 Pilot Light 86 5
87 Pleasure Boat Studio 86 5
87 Poems & Plays 86 5
87 Poetry Atlanta Press 86 5
87 Prism 5
87 Quiddity 86 5
87 Snake Nation Review 86 5
87 Southern Indiana Review 86 5
87 Southern Poetry Review 86 5
87 Spork 86 5
87 Think Journal 86 5
87 Third Coast 86 5
87 Tikkun 86 5
87 Toadlily Press 86 5
87 Treelight Books 86 5
87 Utah State University Press 86 5
87 Verse Wisconsin © 86 5
87 YesYes Books 86 5
87 Zone 3 86 5
87 Cave Wall 5
87 TAB 5
87 Tiger Bark Press 5
87 Butcher’s Dog 5
87 LSU Press 5
87 Thrush 5
87 Tar River 5
87 Summerset Review 5
161 Beloit Poetry Journal 155 4
161 Southwest Review 155 4
161 University of Pittsburgh Press 155 4
164 Raritan 158 3
165 Birdfeast 159 2
165 Greensboro Review 159 2
165 Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review 169 2
165 Healing Muse 159 2
165 New South 159 2
165 Pinch 159 2
165 Pleiades 159 2
172 A Public Space 169 1
172 Able Muse 169 1
172 Airlie Press 169 1
172 Autumn House 159 1
172 Barefoot Muse 169 1
172 Bat City 169 1
172 Believer 169 1
172 Bellevue Literary Review 169 1
172 Black Warrior Review 169 1
172 Bloom 62 1
172 Blue Earth Review 169 1
172 Boulevard 159 1
172 Callaloo 169 1
172 Calyx 169 1
172 Cardinal Points 169 1
172 Chautauqua 62 1
172 Clockhouse 169 1
172 Columbia Poetry Review 169 1
172 Connecticut Review (?) 159 1
172 Construction 169 1
172 Crab Creek Review 169 1
172 Drunken Boat 169 1
172 Eleventh Muse © 169 1
172 Evansville Review 169 1
172 Examined Life 169 1
172 Fort Hemlock Press © 169 1
172 Free Lunch © 169 1
172 Frostproof Review © 169 1
172 Hanging Loose 169 1
172 Harpur Palate 169 1
172 Haven Chronicles (?) 169 1
172 Hayden’s Ferry 169 1
172 Hollins Critic 169 1
172 Hopkins Review 169 1
172 InDigest 169 1
172 Iron Horse Literary Review 169 1
172 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 169 1
172 Leaping Dog Press 169 1
172 Live Mag! 169 1
172 Long Island Quarterly 169 1
172 Lost Hills Books (?) 169 1
172 Main Street Rag 169 1
172 Make 169 1
172 McSweeney’s 169 1
172 Natural Bridge 169 1
172 New Delta Review 169 1
172 New Haven Review 169 1
172 New Madrid 169 1
172 Nimrod 169 1
172 Normal School 169 1
172 November 3rd Club 169 1
172 Omnidawn Publishing 169 1
172 Paper Street © (?) 169 1
172 Paris American 169 1
172 Pearl 169 1
172 Persea Books 169 1
172 Perugia Press 62 1
172 Phoebe 169 1
172 PMS 169 1
172 Poem-a-Day 169 1
172 Poet Lore 169 1
172 Poetry 180 169 1
172 Poetry Flash 169 1
172 Prairie Schooner 159 1
172 Rhino 169 1
172 Salmagundi 169 1
172 Sentence © 169 1
172 Silk Road 169 1
172 Sink Review 169 1
172 Solstice 169 1
172 Specs 169 1
172 Spoon River Review 169 1
172 Upstreet 169 1
172 Valparaiso Poetry Review 169 1
172 Verse Magazine 169 1
172 Wordcraft of Oregon 169 1
172 Zephyr Press 169 1
172 Pluck 1
172 Southeast Review 1
172 Saranac Review 1
172 Chiron Review 1
172 Radius 1
172 Jai-Alai 1
172 Upstairs at Duroc 1
172 Enizagam 1
172 Exit 7 1
172 Tupelo Quarterly 1

2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings — Fiction

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Below is the 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Ranking for Fiction. Go here to read about the methodology.

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2016 Magazine 2015 2016 Score
1 Conjunctions 1 82
2 One Story 2 74
3 Ploughshares 2 71
4 Threepenny Review 10 55
5 A Public Space 7 51
6 Kenyon Review 9 50
6 Tin House 5 50
8 Noon 11 48
9 Southern Review 4 46
9 Zoetrope: All Story 7 46
10 Paris Review 6 45
12 Missouri Review 13 41
13 Georgia Review 13 39
14 Gettysburg Review 13 37
15 Iowa Review 16 35
15 Sun 18 35
15 Virginia Quarterly Review 16 35
18 McSweeney’s 12 33
19 American Short Fiction 18 31
19 Ecotone 21 31
19 Glimmer Train 31 31
22 Agni 21 28
23 New Letters 18 27
24 Boulevard 25 25
24 Narrative 26 25
24 New England Review 21 25
27 Bellevue Literary Review 34 23
27 Mississippi Review 28 23
29 Antioch Review 27 21
29 Epoch 28 21
29 Shenandoah 28 21
32 Ontario Review © 24 20
33 Colorado Review 34 19
34 ZYZZYVA 31 18
35 Crazyhorse 36 16
36 Five Points 31 15
36 Idaho Review 39 15
36 Image 39 15
36 Michigan Quarterly Review 36 15
40 Hudson Review 48 14
40 Prairie Schooner 43 14
40 TriQuarterly 39 14
40 Witness 36 14
44 Yale Review 44 13
45 American Scholar 45 11
46 Alaska Quarterly Review 50 9
46 Cincinnati Review 48 9
46 Little Star 50 9
46 Oxford American 50 9
46 Post Road 53 9
46 Third Coast 45 9
52 Granta 54 8
52 J Journal 54 8
54 New Orleans Review 54 7
54 Pen America 54 7
54 Sonora Review 54 7
54 Water-Stone Review 60 7
58 Bomb 129 6
58 Florida Review 60 6
58 Massachusetts Review 60 6
58 Pinch 66 6
58 Santa Monica Review 129 6
58 Sewanee Review 79 6
58 Southwest Review 60 6
58 Wigleaf 66 6
58 Willow Springs 45 6
67 Black Renaissance Noire 66 5
67 Harvard Review 66 5
67 Hopkins Review 66 5
67 Pleiades 66 5
67 Raritan 66 5
67 Ruminate 66 5
67 Salmagundi 5
67 StoryQuarterly 39 5
67 Univ. of Georgia Press 66 5
67 New Madrid 5
77 Blackbird 84 4
77 Cimarron Review 99 4
77 Electric Literature 99 4
77 Fiction 79 4
77 Indiana Review 66 4
77 New York Tyrant 79 4
77 Ninth Letter 66 4
77 Redivider 84 4
85 Akashic Books 84 3
85 Appalachian Heritage 84 3
85 Beloit Fiction 66 3
85 Brooklyn Rail 84 3
85 Common, The 129 3
85 Event 84 3
85 Fiction International 84 3
85 Gulf Coast 79 3
85 Mid American Review 66 3
85 Northwest Review © 84 3
85 Notre Dame Review 84 3
85 River Styx 99 3
85 Southampton Review 99 3
85 Western Humanities Review 84 3
99 [sic] 99 2
99 American Letters & Commentary 99 2
99 Another Chicago Magazine 84 2
99 Baltimore Review 99 2
99 BkMk Press 84 2
99 Black Clock 99 2
99 Black Warrior Review 99 2
99 Boston Review 99 2
99 Brooklyn Review 99 2
99 Calyx 99 2
99 Caribbean Writer 79 2
99 Carve 99 2
99 Chattahoochee Review 129 2
99 Chautauqua 99 2
99 Columbia Review 99 2
99 Crab Orchard Review 99 2
99 Cutbank 99 2
99 Epiphany 129 2
99 Faultline 99 2
99 Fifth Wednesday 99 2
99 Fourteen Hills 84 2
99 Juked 129 2
99 Manoa 54 2
99 North American Review 84 2
99 Per Contra 129 2
99 Press 53 99 2
99 The Journal 99 2
99 Turnrow 99 2
99 Upstreet 129 2
99 World Literature Today 99 2
99 One Teen Story 2
130 Amazon Shorts © 129 1
130 Anomalous 129 1
130 Artful Dodge 129 1
130 Arts & Letters 129 1
130 Asian American Literary Review 129 1
130 At Length 99 1
130 Austin State University Press 129 1
130 Ballyhoo Stories 129 1
130 Bamboo Ridge 129 1
130 Bellingham Review 129 1
130 Blue Earth Review 129 1
130 Blue Mesa Review 129 1
130 Brain, Child 129 1
130 Briar Cliff Review 129 1
130 Callaloo 129 1
130 Carpe Articulum © 129 1
130 Chariton Review 129 1
130 Chelsea © 60 1
130 Chicago Quarterly 129 1
130 Cleaver 129 1
130 Collagist 129 1
130 Confrontation 129 1
130 Consequence Magazine 129 1
130 Copper Nickel 129 1
130 Crab Creek Review 129 1
130 Dalkey Archive Press 129 1
130 Dogwood 129 1
130 Dos Passos Review 129 1
130 Dossier Journal 129 1
130 Elm Leaves Journal 1
130 Enizagram 129 1
130 Exile 129 1
130 failbetter.com 129 1
130 Five Chapters 129 1
130 Folio 129 1
130 Four Way Books 1
130 Freight Stories 129 1
130 Gray’s Sporting Journal 129 1
130 Graywolf Press 129 1
130 Green Mountains Review 1
130 Grist 129 1
130 Healing Muse 129 1
130 Hotel Amerika 129 1
130 Inkwell © 99 1
130 Isotope © 129 1
130 Jabberwock Review 129 1
130 John Daniel & Co. 129 1
130 Joyland 129 1
130 Kelsey Review 129 1
130 King’s English © 129 1
130 Kweli 129 1
130 Lake Effect 129 1
130 Laughing Fire Press 129 1
130 Laurel Review 129 1
130 Little Fiction 129 1
130 Lumina 129 1
130 Maggid © 129 1
130 Malahat Review 129 1
130 Memorious 129 1
130 Minnesota Review 129 1
130 Momotombo Press 129 1
130 Mythium 129 1
130 n+1 129 1
130 Natural Bridge 129 1
130 New Ohio Review 129 1
130 News from the Republic of Letters (?) 129 1
130 Nimrod 129 1
130 Normal School 129 1
130 North Carolina Literary Review 129 1
130 Orion 129 1
130 Other Voices © 84 1
130 Outpost 19 129 1
130 Paper Street © (?) 99 1
130 Passages North 99 1
130 Pear Noir © 129 1
130 Pearl © 129 1
130 Pegasus Books 129 1
130 Prism 129 1
130 Puckerbush Press © 129 1
130 Puerto del Sol 129 1
130 Quarter After Eight 129 1
130 Quarterly West 129 1
130 Relief 129 1
130 Rivendell © 129 1
130 Rosebud 129 1
130 Salamander 129 1
130 Salt Hill 129 1
130 Sarabande Books 129 1
130 Seems (?) 129 1
130 Seneca Review 129 1
130 Slice 129 1
130 Smoke Long Quarterly 129 1
130 South Carolina Review 129 1
130 Southern California Review 129 1
130 Sou’wester 99 1
130 Speakeasy © 60 1
130 Spork 129 1
130 Stolen Time Press (?) 129 1
130 Stone Canoe 129 1
130 Subtropics 129 1
130 Sweet 1
130 Sycamore Review 129 1
130 Texas Review 129 1
130 Texas Review Press 129 1
130 Timber Creek Review (?) 129 1
130 Transformation (?) 129 1
130 Tweed’s 1
130 Underground Voices 129 1
130 West Branch 99 1
130 Berkeley Fiction Review 1
130 Brick 1
130 Transition 1
130 Catamaran 1
130 Chicago Review 1
130 Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review 1

 

2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings — Overview

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It is once again time for my annual ranking of literary magazines. Here are links to each of the lists, with a summary of my methodology and observations below.

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

 

I first began doing these rankings several years ago as an aid for my own submission process. I wanted to submit my work within tiers of magazines, so that I wouldn’t find myself having to choose between an excellent magazine and a lesser one. When I shared the list on my blog, it was immediately very popular. I updated it each year and later expanded it to cover Nonfiction and Poetry, as well.

The lists are as objective as I can make them. They are based solely on the number of Pushcart Prizes and Special Mentions a magazine has received over a rolling 10-year period in each genre. (In updating the list this year I dropped 2006 and added 2016 prizes and special mentions.) I don’t take into consideration readership, contributor payment, or any other factor. Granted, the Pushcart Prize itself is not objective, but it seems to me to be the most democratic of the annual anthologies because its nomination process is somewhat transparent. Also, the Prizes have an apparent bias against online magazines, although that continues to erode, as you’ll see from this year’s list. There are some fine online and hybrid magazines included here.

No method of ranking is perfect, but I hope you will find these lists useful. I have attempted to check all the links, but if you find one that is broken or have information about a closed magazine (which I indicate with a copyright symbol for “closed”), please leave a comment here or write to me at info@cliffordgarstang.com.

If you do find the lists useful, consider making a donation using the link below, or maybe buying one of my books, which you’ll find here: Clifford Garstang on Amazon.com.