2012 Pushcart Prize Ranking — Nonfiction

Note: This post originally appeared on the old Perpetual Folly site on November 10, 2011.

As you may know, I recently supplemented my annual Pushcart Prize Ranking for Fiction with a new list–the Pushcart Prize Ranking for Nonfiction. Like the fiction list, each magazine recognized over the past ten years (2003-2012) is awarded points for the number of prizes it has won and fewer points for the number of special mentions. The numbers are totaled and the ranking is generated.

 

While the Pushcart Prize is subjective, my ranking is entirely objective. I find it a useful resource for comparing magazines. Others have told me that they do also. Use it as you see fit.

 

As with the fiction list (this year’s list can be found here), magazines that have ceased publication are marked with © and magazines for which I have no information or cannot find a website are marked with (?). If you have additional information for me, I’d appreciate it if you could leave a comment below.

 

What have we learned in this update? Not much. The top ten shuffled a little, but remained the same.

Orion kept pace with Georgia Review because they each earned one prize and two special mentions, but Georgia Review actually lost a little ground when the data for 2002 was removed. Hudson Review dropped in the rankings; Harvard Review and n+1 both jumped. Otherwise, there weren’t a lot of big movers.

 

Nonfiction Pushcart Prize Ranking for 2012

 

2012

Magazine

2012 Score

1

72

2

58

3

42

4

38

5

37

5

37

7

36

8

35

8

35

8

Sun

35

11

29

11

29

12

28

14

26

15

24

16

19

16

19

18

18

19

16

19

16

20

15

20

15

20

15

20

15

20

15

20

15

20

15

27

14

27

14

30

13

30

13

32

12

32

12

32

n+1

12

34

11

34

Speakeasy ©

11

34

11

34

11

39

10

39

10

39

10

42

9

43

8

43

8

43

8

45

7

45

7

45

7

45

7

50

6

50

6

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

52

5

66

4

66

4

68

3

68

3

68

3

68

3

68

3

68

3

68

3

68

3

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

PMS

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

76

2

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

Divide ?

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

Lit

1

100

1

100

1

100

Make ?

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

Northern Lights (?)

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

Palo Alto Review ?

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

100

1

 

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