2021 Literary Magazine Ranking–Poetry

Below is the 2021 Literary Magazine Ranking for Poetry. For an explanation of the rationale and methodology, please go here.

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2021 RankMagazine2020 Rank2021 Score
1Poetry190.5
2American Poetry Review355
3Kenyon Review249.5
4Poem-a-Day446.5
5Southern Review633
6New England Review529.5
7Threepenny Review729
8Paris Review824.5
9Gettysburg Review923
10Rattle2619.5
11Copper Nickel1918
12Cincinnati Review1217
13Sun1016.5
14Copper Canyon Press1114.5
15Ploughshares1314
15Tin House © 1614
17Michigan Quarterly Review1513.5
18Boston Review2112.5
18Hudson Review4812.5
20Poetry Northwest2311.5
21Beloit Poetry Journal2611
21Birmingham Poetry Review2611
21Ecotone2611
21Foglifter5411
21Georgia Review1411
21Poetry Review2611
27Blackbird1610.5
27Massachusetts Review4110.5
27Spillway1910.5
30American Journal of Poetry6910
30Smartish Pace6910
32New Ohio Review239.5
32Southern Indiana Review369.5
34Field © 219
34Willow Springs329
36Virginia Quarterly Review268.5
36ZYZZYVA448.5
38jubilat418
38Palette Poetry1248
40Agni257.5
40Alaska Quarterly Review447.5
40Lake Effect327.5
40Orion1317.5
40Sugar House Review327.5
40Tupelo Press447.5
40Vallum: Contemporary Poetry327.5
47Arroyo Literary Review367
47Prairie Schooner1727
49Ninth Letter486.5
49Pleiades526.5
51Adroit Journal546
51American Scholar366
51BOA Editions526
51Five Points166
51Iowa Review1866
51Literary Imagination366
51Nepantla546
51Plume546
51The Journal366
51White Pine Press546
51Four Way Review6
62Greensboro Review645.5
62Missouri Review545.5
62New Criterion645.5
62River Styx645.5
62Salamander545.5
62Southeast Review545.5
68Abstract Magazine TV695
68Bare Life Review695
68Bennington Review695
68Bettering American Poetry695
68Clover ©695
68Conduit695
68Constellations695
68Foundry695
68Four Way Books445
68Hawaii Pacific Review695
68Hopkins Review695
68I-70 Review695
68Kweli Journal695
68LitMag695
68Love’s Executive Order695
68Moonpie Press695
68Nerve Cowboy695
68New Orleans Review695
68Nimrod645
68Purple Passion Press695
68Rhino695
68River Teeth695
68Salmagundi695
68Saturnalia Books695
68Seneca Review695
68Shade Journal695
68Storm Cellar695
68Sycamore Review695
68Tipton Poetry Journal695
68Tule Review695
68Twyckenham Notes695
68Volta695
68Washington Square Review695
68Waxwing Literary Journal695
68Wordtemple Press695
68Yale Review485
68Arkansas Review5
68Ashland Poetry Press5
68Court Green5
68Gordon Square Review5
68Fjords Review5
68Indianapolis Review5
68Ligeia Magazine5
68Pirene’s Fountain 5
68This Broken Shore (?)5
68Two Sylvias 5
114Tar River484.5
115Denver Quarterly1154
115Indiana Review1164
117Alice James Books543.5
117Awl © 1203.5
117Hotel Amerika1163.5
117Hunger Mountain1203.5
117Image693.5
117Little Patuxent Review1163.5
117Manhattan Review1313.5
124Codex (?) 643
124Lana Turner1243
124Little Star1243
124Paterson Literary Review1243
124Poetry International1243
124Prelude543
124Sixth Finch413
124Subtropics1243
132Account1312.5
132Assaracus (?)1312.5
132Atlanta Review1312.5
132Briar Cliff Review1312.5
132Brick1312.5
132Butcher’s Dog692.5
132Café Review1312.5
132Cave Wall692.5
132Collagist1312.5
132Court Green © 1312.5
132Crab Orchard Review692.5
132Crazyhorse1202.5
132Cypher Books (?)1312.5
132Dunes Review1312.5
132Fifth Wednesday © 1312.5
132Forklift Ohio1312.5
132Granta1312.5
132Graywolf Press1312.5
132Green Mountains Review1312.5
132Gulf Coast1242.5
132Harbour Publishing1312.5
132Harvard Review1312.5
132Ibbetson Street1312.5
132LSU Press692.5
132Malahat Review1312.5
132Muzzle Magazine1312.5
132Nebraska Poets Calendar © 1312.5
132New South Books1312.5
132New Verse News1312.5
132Pilot Light1312.5
132Pleasure Boat Studio1312.5
132Poems & Plays (?)1312.5
132Prism692.5
132Quarterly West692.5
132Quiddity1312.5
132Southern Poetry Review1312.5
132Spork (?)1312.5
132Summerset Review692.5
132TAB692.5
132Think Journal1312.5
132Thrush692.5
132Tiger Bark Press692.5
132Treelight Books1312.5
132Verse Wisconsin © 1312.5
132Water-Stone Review1312.5
132YesYes Books1312.5
178Colorado Review1722
178Common, The1862
178Grub Street1862
178MIZNA1862
178Narrative1722
178New South1722
178Upstreet1722
178Verse Daily1722
186A Public Space2361.5
186Believer1791.5
186Iron Horse Literary Review1791.5
186New Letters1791.5
186Persea Books2361.5
186Poet Lore1791.5
186World Literature Today1721.5
193Academy of American Poets1861
193Bauhan Publshing1861
193Birdfeast1861
193Chinquapin Literary Magazine1861
193Cleveland State Univ. Poetry Ctr.1861
193Columbia Review1
193Cossack Review (?)1861
193Cutbank1861
193Great Weather for Media1861
193Gulf Stream (?)1861
193Gun Powder Press1861
193Heart © 1861
193Hobart1861
193Lake, The1861
193Louisiana Literature1861
193McNeese Review1861
193Meadow1861
193North American Review1861
193Offing1861
193OmniVerse1861
193One Throne (?) 1861
193Pembroke Magazine1861
193Pinch1861
193Poetry South1861
193Porkbelly Press1861
193Portland Review1861
193QWERTY1861
193Raleigh Review1861
193Raritan1861
193Rove1861
193Rumpus1861
193Scablands Books1861
193Shenandoah1161
193Southwest Review1861
193Springhouse1861
193University of Pittsburgh Press1791
193Valley Voices1861
193Yarn © 1861
193Zone 31201
193Adirondack Review1
193Consequence1
193Delta Poetry Review1
193Glass, A Journal of Poetry1
193Halcyone1
193Los Angeles Jewish Journal1
193Mercer Univ. Press1
193Matter1
193Quarry, The1
193Tahoma Literary Review1
193Wordfarm1
243Able Muse2360.5
243Airlie Press2360.5
243Autumn House2360.5
243Barefoot Muse2360.5
243Bellevue Literary Review2360.5
243Black Warrior Review2360.5
243Bloom2360.5
243Calyx2360.5
243Cardinal Points2360.5
243Chautauqua2360.5
243Chiron Review1860.5
243Cimarron Review1790.5
243Clockhouse2360.5
243Columbia Poetry Review2360.5
243Connecticut Review (?) 2360.5
243Construction2360.5
243Enizagam1860.5
243Epoch1860.5
243Evansville Review2360.5
243Examined Life2360.5
243Exit 71860.5
243Fort Hemlock Press © 2360.5
243Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review1790.5
243Haven Chronicles (?)2360.5
243Healing Muse2360.5
243Hollins Critic2360.5
243Jai-Alai (?)1860.5
243Make2360.5
243New Madrid2360.5
243Normal School2360.5
243Paris American2360.5
243Pluck1860.5
243Radius1860.5
243Saranac Review1860.5
243Silk Road2360.5
243Sink Review (?) 2360.5
243Solstice2360.5
243Tupelo Quarterly1860.5
243Upstairs at Duroc (?)1860.5
243Valparaiso Poetry Review2360.5
243Verse Magazine2360.5
243Wave Books1860.5
243Wordcraft of Oregon2360.5
243Zephyr Press2360.5

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