NOTE: The 2015 Rankings are now available. Go here.
These rankings of literary magazines are based on a simple formula that takes into account all of the Pushcart Prizes won and Special Mentions received over a rolling ten-year period (i.e., 2005-2014 for this year’s list).
Wow. Nicely done, sir. Thanks for this great resource. How much time did it take to compile these?
If I counted the hours, I probably wouldn’t do it!
Cliff, the literary world owes you a big thanks for your efforts here. Great job, and thank you! I’ll be using this as a reference in a craft essay I’m doing as part of the Queens University MFA program.
What a wonderful resource listing for all of us! Thank you.
Just happened to stumble on this list, a real help in getting a ranking on literary magazines, something I do for my students.
Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction