2015 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines — Fiction

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Below is the 2015 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines for FICTION.

For information about my annual magazine rankings and my methodology, go here.

Go here for POETRY and NONFICTION rankings.

The big news: Conjunctions has displaced Ploughshares at the top of the heap. (With the inclusion of the 2014 rankings for comparison, you can see other movements in the list.)

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2015 Magazine 2014 2015 Score
1 Conjunctions 2 80
2 One Story 5 68
2 Ploughshares 1 68
4 Southern Review 4 64
5 Tin House 3 60
6 Paris Review 6 54
7 A Public Space 8 49
7 Zoetrope: All Story 7 49
9 Kenyon Review 10 45
10 Threepenny Review 9 43
11 Noon 12 42
12 McSweeney’s 13 39
13 Georgia Review 11 35
13 Gettysburg Review 14 35
13 Missouri Review 16 35
16 Iowa Review 18 30
16 Virginia Quarterly Review 18 30
18 American Short Fiction 25 29
18 New Letters 18 29
18 Sun 25 29
21 Agni 21 28
21 Ecotone 29 28
21 New England Review 15 28
24 Ontario Review © 17 27
25 Boulevard 22 25
26 Narrative 28 24
27 Antioch Review 25 22
28 Epoch 24 21
28 Mississippi Review 29 21
28 Shenandoah 23 21
31 Five Points 29 20
31 Glimmer Train 36 20
31 ZYZZYVA 41 20
34 Bellevue Literary Review 32 19
34 Colorado Review 36 19
36 Crazyhorse 42 17
36 Michigan Quarterly Review 39 17
36 Witness 32 17
39 Idaho Review 45 16
39 Image 50 16
39 StoryQuarterly 32 16
39 TriQuarterly 32 16
43 Prairie Schooner 38 14
44 Yale Review 42 13
45 American Scholar 45 11
45 Third Coast 48 11
45 Willow Springs 44 11
48 Cincinnati Review 48 10
48 Hudson Review 39 10
50 Alaska Quarterly Review 45 9
50 Little Star 53 9
50 Oxford American 50 9
53 Post Road 52 8
54 Granta 66 7
54 J Journal 53 7
54 Manoa 53 7
54 New Orleans Review 59 7
54 Pen America 53 7
54 Sonora Review 59 7
60 Chelsea © 53 6
60 Florida Review 59 6
60 Massachusetts Review 59 6
60 Southwest Review 77 6
60 Speakeasy © 53 6
60 Water-Stone Review 59 6
66 Beloit Fiction 77 5
66 Black Renaissance Noire 66 5
66 Harvard Review 66 5
66 Hopkins Review 77 5
66 Indiana Review 59 5
66 Mid American Review 66 5
66 Ninth Letter 77 5
66 Pinch 66 5
66 Pleiades 66 5
66 Raritan 66 5
66 Univ. of Georgia Press 66 5
66 Wigleaf 66 5
66 Ruminate 5
79 Caribbean Writer 66 4
79 Fiction 77 4
79 Gulf Coast 87 4
79 New York Tyrant 77 4
79 Sewanee Review 77 4
84 Akashic Books 99 3
84 Another Chicago Magazine 87 3
84 Appalachian Heritage 87 3
84 BkMk Press 87 3
84 Blackbird 87 3
84 Brooklyn Rail 99 3
84 Event 87 3
84 Fiction International 77 3
84 Fourteen Hills 87 3
84 North American Review 77 3
84 Northwest Review 87 3
84 Notre Dame Review 87 3
84 Other Voices © 87 3
84 Redivider 99 3
84 Western Humanities Review 87 3
99 [sic] 99 2
99 American Letters & Commentary 99 2
99 At Length 99 2
99 Baltimore Review 131 2
99 Black Warrior Review 77 2
99 Boston Review 99 2
99 Brooklyn Review 99 2
99 Calyx 99 2
99 Carve 99 2
99 Chautauqua 99 2
99 Cimarron Review 99 2
99 Columbia Review 99 2
99 Crab Orchard Review 99 2
99 Cutbank 131 2
99 Electric Literature 99 2
99 Faultline 99 2
99 Fifth Wednesday 99 2
99 Inkwell 99 2
99 Paper Street © (?) 99 2
99 Passages North 99 2
99 Press 53 99 2
99 Recommended Reading 99 2
99 River Styx 87 2
99 Southampton Review 99 2
99 Sou’wester 99 2
99 The Journal 99 2
99 Turnrow 99 2
99 West Branch 99 2
99 World Literature Today 131 2
99 Black Clock 2
129 Amazon Shorts © 131 1
129 Anomalous 131 1
129 Antietam Review © 131 1
129 Artful Dodge 131 1
129 Arts & Letters 131 1
129 Asian American Literary Review 131 1
129 Austin State University Press 131 1
129 Ballyhoo Stories 131 1
129 Bamboo Ridge 131 1
129 Bellingham Review 131 1
129 Blue Earth Review 131 1
129 Blue Mesa Review 131 1
129 Bomb 131 1
129 Brain, Child 131 1
129 Briar Cliff Review 99 1
129 Callaloo 131 1
129 Carpe Articulum 131 1
129 Chariton Review 131 1
129 Chattahoochee Review 131 1
129 Collagist 131 1
129 Common, The 131 1
129 Confrontation 99 1
129 Consequence Magazine 131 1
129 Contemporary West 131 1
129 Copper Nickel 131 1
129 Crab Creek Review 131 1
129 Daedalus 99 1
129 Dalkey Archive Press 131 1
129 Dogwood 131 1
129 Dos Passos Review 131 1
129 Dossier Journal 131 1
129 Eggemoggin Reach Review (?) 131 1
129 Enizagram 131 1
129 Epiphany 131 1
129 Exile 131 1
129 failbetter.com 99 1
129 Five Chapters 131 1
129 Folio 131 1
129 Freight Stories 131 1
129 Gray’s Sporting Journal 131 1
129 Graywolf Press 131 1
129 Grist 131 1
129 Healing Muse 131 1
129 Hotel Amerika 131 1
129 Hunger Mountain 131 1
129 Isotope © 131 1
129 Jabberwock Review 131 1
129 John Daniel & Co. 131 1
129 Kelsey Review 131 1
129 King’s English © 131 1
129 Kweli 131 1
129 Lake Effect 131 1
129 Laughing Fire Press 131 1
129 Laurel Review 131 1
129 Little Fiction 131 1
129 Maggid © 131 1
129 Margin (?) 131 1
129 McSweeney’s Books 131 1
129 Minnesota Review 131 1
129 Momotombo Press 131 1
129 Mythium 131 1
129 n+1 131 1
129 Natural Bridge 1
129 New Ohio Review 131 1
129 News from the Republic of Letters 59 1
129 Nimrod 131 1
129 Normal School 131 1
129 North Carolina Literary Review 131 1
129 Open City © 131 1
129 Orion 131 1
129 Outpost 19 131 1
129 Pear Noir 131 1
129 Pearl 131 1
129 Pegasus Books 131 1
129 Per Contra 131 1
129 Phoebe 131 1
129 Prism 131 1
129 Puckerbush Press © 131 1
129 Puerto del Sol 131 1
129 Quarter After Eight 131 1
129 Quarterly West 131 1
129 Quick Fiction © 131 1
129 Relief 131 1
129 Rivendell © 131 1
129 Rosebud 131 1
129 Salamander 131 1
129 Salt Hill 131 1
129 Sarabande Books 131 1
129 Seems 131 1
129 Slice 131 1
129 Smoke Long Quarterly 131 1
129 South Carolina Review 131 1
129 Southern California Review 131 1
129 Spork 131 1
129 Stolen Time Press (?) 131 1
129 Stone Canoe 131 1
129 Subtropics 131 1
129 Sycamore Review 131 1
129 Texas Review 131 1
129 Tiferet 131 1
129 Timber Creek Review (?) 99 1
129 Transformation (?) 131 1
129 Underground Voices 131 1
129 Upstreet 131 1
129 War, Literature and The Arts 131 1
129 Joyland 1
129 Chicago Quarterly 1
129 Cleaver 1
129 Memorious 1
129 Santa Monica Review 1
129 Texas Review Press 1
129 Juked 1
129 Seneca Review 1
129 Malahat Review 1
129 Lumina 1

 

33 Replies to “2015 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines — Fiction”

    1. Easy enough to solve that problem. Tell them to publish something worthy of a Pushchart Prize or a Special Mention. That’s how you get on the list.

  1. “The Rembrandt Heist,” a beautiful story from issue seven of Pulp Modern, was nominated for a Pushcart this last year.

    1. Right, every journal nominates stories for the Pushcart. This is a list of which journals that the Pushcart Prize recognizes.

    1. I was not aware of that, but it does appear that the last issue of the magazine was December 2010. I’ll mark it accordingly on the list.

    1. The “slicks”–Harper’s, New Yorker, Atlantic, etc.–aren’t included in the Pushcart Prize anthology, which considers only “small presses,” and so do not appear on my list, because the Pushcart Prize and special mentions are the only criteria I use for the list.

  2. Is it just me or is this list currently not showing up? I tried several times this morning and I’m not seeing the list. It’s such a great resource too!!!

      1. This list is so helpful! I was bummed to find it out of commission today. If you could repair it, Cliff, I think many of us would be eternally grateful!

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