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.

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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

10 Replies to “2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings — Poetry”

    1. I agree. Thank you SO much for posting this list. You’re wonderful! Is this the entire list or an abbreviated one? It seems as though it’s abbreviated; but again, I can’t thank you enough.

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