2022 Literary Magazine Ranking–Fiction

Below is the 2022 Literary Magazine Ranking for Fiction. To understand the Rationale, Methodology, and Calculation for the Rankings, please go here.

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2022 Literary Magazine Ranking for Fiction

Note the following:

© means that the magazine/press is closed

(H) means that the magazine/press is on hiatus

(?) means that it’s unclear what’s going on with the magazine/press

2022 RankMagazine2021 Rank2022 Score
1Paris Review162
2Ploughshares249
3Conjunctions448.5
4One Story246
5Southern Review842.5
6Zoetrope: All Story741.5
7Gettysburg Review540
8Noon1037
9Threepenny Review631.5
10Missouri Review1431
10Narrative1331
12New England Review1830
13Tin House © 929.5
14McSweeney’s2726
15Kenyon Review1224
15Sun2124
17American Short Fiction1423.5
18Granta2122
18Virginia Quarterly Review1922
20Ecotone Magazine1121
21Agni2520
22Glimmer Train ©1719.5
22ZYZZYVA2119.5
24A Public Space2019
25Iowa Review2518.5
26Cincinnati Review4418
27Bellevue Literary Review2417
27Georgia Review1417
29Wigleaf3116.5
30Sewanee Review3016
31Hudson Review3215.5
32Santa Monica Review7114
32Yale Review4414
34Image2913.5
35Copper Nickel4412.5
35Idaho Review3412.5
37Oxford American2712
38Epoch3411.5
39Boulevard3810.5
39Colorado Review3610.5
39Pleiades3210.5
42New Letters389.5
42Southampton Review449.5
44Bennington Review449
44Crazyhorse409
46Common, The498.5
46Electric Literature418.5
46New Orleans Review378.5
46Pinch418.5
50Harvard Review498
51n+1497.5
51Witness497.5
53Story587
54Mississippi Review566
54Catapult536
54Chicago Quarterly436
57Michigan Quarterly Review685.5
57Raritan535.5
59Egress ©585
59Five Points565
59Hysterical Rag © 585
59Ninth Letter785
59Paper Darts585
59Prime Number Magazine585
59Sarabande Books585
59Southern Indiana Review585
59Stillhouse Press585
59West Branch585
59Harvard Advocate *585
69Alaska Quarterly Review714
69Epiphany684
69J Journal714
69Notre Dame Review584
69Southwest Review714
74Antioch Review (H)713.5
74Bomb763.5
74New Madrid (H)763.5
74Prairie Schooner533.5
78Arts & Letters783
78Juked1163
78New Ohio Review783
81Consequence Magazine822.5
81Florida Review822.5
81One Teen Story782.5
81River Styx972.5
81Ruminate822.5
81Salmagundi822.5
81Third Coast822.5
88American Scholar882
88Black Warrior Review882
88Blackbird882
88Grist882
88Gulf Coast882
88Healing Muse882
88Hopkins Review822
88Little Star682
88Shenandoah1712
88Zone 3882
98BkMk Press1711.5
98Brick1711.5
98Brooklyn Rail971.5
98Catamaran1711.5
98Chattahoochee Review971.5
98Chicago Review971.5
98Cimarron Review971.5
98Cleaver1711.5
98Fiction International971.5
98Green Mountains Review971.5
98Indiana Review971.5
98Kweli971.5
98Minnesota Review971.5
98Pembroke Magazine1161.5
98Per Contra971.5
98Rupture, The (fka The Collagist)971.5
98StoryQuarterly881.5
98Upstreet971.5
98Willow Springs881.5
117About Place Journal1161
117African American Review1161
117Akashic Books971
117Another Chicago Magazine1161
117Autumn House Press1
117Baffler, The1161
117Bat City1161
117Berkeley Fiction Review971
117Black Clock © 1161
117Black Lawrence Press1161
117Blue Fountain (?)1161
117Broadkill Review1
117Broadkill River Press1161
117Chautauqua1161
117Confrontation971
117Crab Orchard Review (?)1161
117December1161
117East (?)1161
117Exile1161
117failbetter.com1161
117Fifth Wednesday ©1161
117Gascony Writers Anthology (?)1161
117Glossolalia1161
117Grand Journal1
117Graywolf Press971
117Hunger Mountain1161
117Jewish Fiction1161
117Lake Effect1
117Leaf Litter1161
117Literal Latte (?)1161
117Literary Review1161
117Litmag1161
117Meridian1161
117Moon City1161
117New Delta Review1161
117Nimrod1161
117Obsidian1161
117Orion1
117Outlook Springs1161
117Potomac Review1161
117Prism1161
117Provincetown Arts1161
117Pulp Literature1161
117Quarterly West1
117Quiddity1161
117Redivider1161
117Reed Magazine1
117Reservoir Journal1161
117Rumpus1161
117Salamander1
117Salt Hill971
117Shade Mountain Press1161
117Spectacle1161
117Vassar Review1161
117Water-Stone Review1161
117Western Humanities Review1161
117Worcester Review1161
117Woven Tale Press1
117Yemassee1161
176Anomalous1710.5
176Asian American Literary Review1710.5
176At Length1710.5
176Austin State University Press1710.5
176Baltimore Review1710.5
176Barrelhouse1160.5
176Beloit Fiction1710.5
176Crab Creek Review1710.5
176Cutbank1710.5
176Dalkey Archive Press1710.5
176Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review1710.5
176Elm Leaves/ELJ (?)1710.5
176Enizagam1710.5
176Fiction1710.5
176Fjords1160.5
176Four Way Books1710.5
176Fourteen Hills1710.5
176Gigantic (?)1160.5
176John Daniel & Co.1710.5
176Joyland1710.5
176Little Fiction (H)1710.5
176Lumina (?)1710.5
176Malahat Review1710.5
176Massachusetts Review1710.5
176Memorious1710.5
176Mid American Review970.5
176Midwestern Gothic © 1160.5
176Mud City/Chapter House1160.5
176Mythium © 1160.5
176Natural Bridge1710.5
176New York Tyrant1710.5
176Normal School1710.5
176North Carolina Literary Review1710.5
176Outpost 191710.5
176Pear Noir © 1710.5
176Pegasus Books1710.5
176Post Road1710.5
176Press 531160.5
176Puerto del Sol1710.5
176Seneca Review1710.5
176Sixfold1160.5
176Sonora Review1710.5
176Texas Review1710.5
176Texas Review Press1710.5
176Transition1710.5
176Tweed’s (?)1710.5
176World Literature Today1710.5

* corrected 1/9/22

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