2014 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines — Nonfiction

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Note: the 2015 Rankings for Nonfiction are now available. Go here.

I now have the pleasure to present the 2014 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Ranking for Nonfiction. For comparison purposes, you can see the 2013 Ranking here.

The 2014 Ranking for Fiction is here. (And that’s the place also to read about my methodology.)

The 2014 Ranking for Poetry is here.

What do we learn from this year’s list? Not a lot. Georgia Review retains its lead, but The Sun leaps up in the ranking as does Ploughshares.

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2014 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Ranking — Nonfiction

2014

Magazine

2014 Score

1

Georgia Review

75

2

Orion

67

3

Sun

59

4

Agni

42

5

Gettysburg Review

36

6

Iowa Review

35

6

Threepenny Review

35

8

New Letters

33

8

Ploughshares

33

10

American Scholar

32

11

Conjunctions

31

11

Missouri Review

31

13

Tin House

30

14

Fourth Genre

28

15

River Teeth

23

16

Salmagundi

22

16

Southern Review

22

18

Boulevard

21

19

Kenyon Review

20

19

Paris Review

20

21

n+1

18

21

Shenandoah

18

23

Antioch Review

17

23

Creative Nonfiction

17

23

Image

17

23

Virginia Quarterly Review

17

27

Colorado Review

16

27

Ecotone

16

29

Raritan

13

30

Bellevue Literary Review

11

30

Harvard Review

11

30

Poetry

11

30

Speakeasy ©

11

30

Third Coast

11

30

Witness

11

36

Five Points

10

36

Great River Review

10

36

Michigan Quarterly Review

10

36

Republic of Letters

10

36

Southwest Review

10

41

Brain, Child

9

41

Ninth Letter

9

43

Hudson Review

8

43

Hunger Mountain

8

43

TriQuarterly

8

46

American Poetry Review

7

46

Believer

7

46

Blackbird

7

46

Northwest Review

7

46

The Journal

7

46

Water-Stone Review

7

52

Granta

6

52

New England Review

6

52

North Dakota Quarterly

6

52

Passages North

6

52

Pinch

6

52

Sweet

6

52

The Point

6

52

ZYZZYVA

6

60

Arts & Letters

5

60

Fugue

5

60

In Character ©

5

60

Massachusetts Review

5

60

Oregon Humanities

5

60

Pleiades

5

60

Seattle Review

5

60

Tusculum

5

60

Ruminate

5

60

American Circus

5

70

Alaska Quarterly Review

4

70

North American Review

4

70

Parnassus

4

70

Sewanee Review

4

70

World Literature Today

4

70

Yale Review

4

76

Alimentum

3

76

Cimarron Review

3

76

Fiction International

3

76

Florida Review

3

76

Gulf Coast

3

76

Kyoto Journal

3

76

Lapham’s Quarterly

3

76

Los Angeles Review

3

76

Narrative

3

76

Point, The

3

86

A Public Space

2

86

Asian American Writers Workshop

2

86

Bellevue Literary Press

2

86

Bellingham Review

2

86

Boston Review

2

86

Brick

2

86

Chautauqua

2

86

Columbia Review

2

86

Connecticut Review

2

86

Hotel Amerika

2

86

Malahat Review

2

86

Manoa

2

86

McSweeney’s

2

86

Memoir

2

86

Milkweed Editions – Press

2

86

Normal School

2

86

Oxford American

2

86

PMS

2

86

Post Road

2

86

Provincetown Arts

2

86

River Styx

2

86

Santa Monica Review

2

86

Subtropics

2

86

Writers Chronicle

2

110

42 Opus

1

110

American Interest

1

110

American Letters & Commentary

1

110

American Short Fiction

1

110

Another Chicago Magazine

1

110

Arkansas Review

1

110

Ascent

1

110

Asia Literary Review

1

110

Baffler

1

110

Bat City

1

110

Black Pearls

1

110

Blood Orange Review

1

110

Bomb

1

110

Callaloo

1

110

Canteen

1

110

Confrontation

1

110

Denver Quarterly

1

110

Divide ?

1

110

Doubletake ©

1

110

Europa Editions

1

110

Event

1

110

Fiction

1

110

Free Inquiry

1

110

FreshYarn.com

1

110

Graywolf Press

1

110

Haystack Mountain

1

110

Healing Muse

1

110

High Country News

1

110

High Desert Journal

1

110

Hollins Critic

1

110

Idaho Review

1

110

Iron Horse Literary Review

1

110

James White Review ?

1

110

Lit

1

110

Literary Imagination

1

110

Literary Review

1

110

Make ?

1

110

Marginalia ©

1

110

Meridian

1

110

Minnesota Review

1

110

New Haven Review

1

110

New Ohio Review

1

110

Noon

1

110

On the Page

1

110

Ontario Review ©

1

110

Open City

1

110

Open Spaces

1

110

Oregon Quarterly

1

110

Other Voices ©

1

110

Packinghouse Review

1

110

Palo Alto Review ?

1

110

Portland Magazine

1

110

Portland Review

1

110

Prism

1

110

Rain Taxi

1

110

Relief

1

110

River City Publishing

1

110

Rosebud

1

110

Rumpus

1

110

Seneca Review

1

110

SN Review

1

110

Southampton Review

1

110

Stone Canoe

1

110

Stranger

1

110

Tiferet

1

110

Under the Sun

1

110

University of Michigan Press

1

110

Vocabula Bound

1

110

Wag’s Revue

1

110

War, Literature and The Arts

1

110

Weber Studies

1

110

Western Humanities Review

1

110

Willow Springs

1

110

Hub City Press

1

110

American Athenaeum

1

110

Tupelo Press

1

110

Camera Obscura

1

110

Five Chapters

1

110

Diagram

1

110

Mount Hope

1

110

Bookforum

1

110

Arts Fuse

1

110

Dart Society

1

 

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    1. Have you not heard of the Pushcart Prize? Every year, the Pushcart Press takes nominations for work (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) that has appeared in literary magazines and small press publications. They publish an anthology in November that includes the winners of the Pushcart Prizes. At the back of the book they also recognize other stories, essays, and poems worthy of “Special Mention.” My ranking is based solely on these prizes and special mentions awarded over a ten-year period.

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