2022 Literary Magazine Ranking–Nonfiction

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

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2022 Literary Magazine Ranking for Nonfiction

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
1Sun153
2Georgia Review245
3Orion333
4Granta431.5
5Ploughshares629.5
6Creative Nonfiction1126
7Salmagundi724.5
7Tin House © 524.5
9n+11024
10Agni1323.5
11Fourth Genre922
11Threepenny Review822
13Virginia Quarterly Review2117.5
14Narrative1417
15New England Review1216.5
16Point, The1415
17Gettysburg Review1614.5
18River Teeth2113
19American Scholar1912
19Antioch Review (H)2312
19Brevity2312
19New Letters1712
23Kenyon Review2611.5
23Oxford American1911.5
25Ecotone2811
25Pinch2611
27Paris Review1810.5
28Sewanee Review2910
29Iowa Review239
30Longreads737
30McSweeney’s337
32Conjunctions296.5
32Missouri Review316.5
32Southampton Review356.5
35Bennington Review376
35Consequence986
35Emergence Magazine986
35Terrain.org986
35True Story376
40Harvard Advocate *415
40About Place Journal415
40Bat City415
40Colorado Review455
40World Literature Today405
45Boulevard334.5
46Believer414
46Hedgehog Review454
46Image354
46Southern Review324
50Alaska Quarterly Review473.5
50Blackbird473.5
50Hudson Review493.5
50Ninth Letter733.5
50Ruminate493.5
50War, Literature and The Arts373.5
50Yale Review493.5
57Guernica543
57Hunger Mountain543
57Normal School543
60American Circus © 592.5
60Big Roundtable (?)492.5
60Common, The732.5
60Fourth River592.5
60Fugue592.5
60Gigantic (?)592.5
60Massachusetts Review592.5
60New Orleans Review592.5
60News from the Republic of Letters (?) 592.5
60Radio Silence592.5
60Raritan542.5
60TriQuarterly862.5
60ZYZZYVA592.5
73Another Chicago Magazine732
73Boston Review592
73Broad Street732
73Crazyhorse732
73Electric Literature732
73Hopkins Review732
73Offing732
73Pleiades982
73Prairie Schooner592
73Witness732
83Baffler731.5
83Bellevue Literary Review731.5
83Brain, Child © 861.5
83Brick861.5
83Catapult731.5
83Chautauqua1431.5
83Five Points861.5
83High Desert Journal861.5
83Los Angeles Review861.5
83Mount Hope861.5
83Southwest Review861.5
83Willow Springs861.5
95A Public Space1
95American Athenaeum (?)981
95Arrowsmith981
95Baltimore Review981
95Barrelhouse981
95Black Warrior Review981
95Caught by the River981
95Chattahoochee Review981
95Cimarron Review981
95Cincinnati Review981
95Columbia Journal1
95Common Reader1
95Copper Nickel981
95Crab Orchard Review (?)981
95Denver Quarterly981
95Epiphany981
95Gulf Coast981
95Harvard Review491
95Hong Kong Review981
95Kitchen Work981
95Manoa1
95Michigan Quarterly Review981
95Milkweed Editions – Press861
95New Rivers Press981
95Nowhere Magazine981
95O-Dark-Thirty861
95Pacific Standard981
95Passages North981
95Pen America981
95Pidgeonholes981
95Potomac Review981
95Prism981
95Red Hen Press981
95Redivider981
95Reed Magazine1
95Room981
95Santa Monica Review981
95Slice981
95Speak 981
95StoryQuarterly981
95Tahoma Literary Review981
95Third Coast981
95Transition981
95Turtle Point Press981
95War Horse981
95Water-Stone Review861
95West Branch1
95Sweet541
143American Chordata980.5
143Arts Fuse1430.5
143Bomb1430.5
143Bookforum1430.5
143Camera Obscura (?)1430.5
143Catamaran1430.5
143Chicago Review1430.5
143Dart Society1430.5
143Delmarva Review1430.5
143Diagram1430.5
143Epoch1430.5
143Fifth Wednesday © 1430.5
143Five Chapters © 1430.5
143Florida Review1430.5
143Free Inquiry1430.5
143Heyday Books980.5
143Hub City Press1430.5
143Lapham’s Quarterly1430.5
143Malahat Review980.5
143Memoir © 1430.5
143Natural Bridge1430.5
143New Ohio Review1430.5
143North American Review1430.5
143North Dakota Quarterly1430.5
143Oregon Humanities1430.5
143Oregon Quarterly1430.5
143Packinghouse Review © 1430.5
143Provincetown Arts1430.5
143River Styx1430.5
143Shenandoah1430.5
143Subtropics1430.5
143Tavern Books1430.5
143Tikkun1430.5
143Timberline Review980.5
143Tupelo Press1430.5
143Under the Sun1430.5
143Wilson Quarterly1430.5
143Zone 31430.5

* corrected 1/9/22

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