2023 Literary Magazine Ranking — Fiction

Below is the 2023 Literary Magazine Ranking for Fiction. To understand the Rationale, Methodology, and Calculation for the Rankings, please go here.

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2023 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

2023 RankMagazine2022 Rank2023 Score
1Paris Review161
2Ploughshares257
3Conjunctions348
4One Story443.5
5Zoetrope: All Story640.5
6Narrative1037
7Noon835
8Southern Review534
9Threepenny Review932
10Sun1530
11Missouri Review1028.5
12Gettysburg Review728
13McSweeney’s1426
13Tin House ©1326
15American Short Fiction1725.5
16New England Review1225
17Idaho Review3524
17Yale Review3224
19Kenyon Review1523.5
20Cincinnati Review2622.5
20Iowa Review2522.5
22Granta1821.5
23Sewanee Review3021
24ZYZZYVA2219.5
25Ecotone Magazine2019
26Glimmer Train ©2218
27Bellevue Literary Review2717
27Virginia Quarterly Review1817
29Agni2116.5
29Wigleaf2916.5
31Georgia Review2715.5
32Santa Monica Review3215
33New Orleans Review4613.5
34Copper Nickel3512.5
35A Public Space2412
35Hudson Review3112
37Image3410
37New Letters4210
37Pleiades3910
37Southampton Review4210
41Epoch389.5
42Oxford American379
42Story539
44Bennington Review448.5
45Common, The468
45n+1518
45Pinch468
48Mississippi Review547.5
48Boulevard397.5
48Chicago Quarterly547.5
48Colorado Review397.5
48Harvard Review507.5
53Crazyhorse447
53Witness517
55Catapult545.5
55Post Road1765.5
55Raritan575.5
58Egress ©595
58Electric Literature465
58Harvard Advocate595
58Hysterical Rag ©595
58Paper Darts (H)595
58Prime Number Magazine595
58Southern Indiana Review595
58Fractured Lit5
58Leapfrog Press5
67Bomb744.5
67Five Points594.5
67Ninth Letter594.5
70Michigan Quarterly Review574
70Prairie Schooner744
72Epiphany693.5
72Notre Dame Review693.5
72Ruminate813.5
72Southwest Review693.5
76Alaska Quarterly Review693
76Juked783
76New Madrid (H)743
76Shenandoah883
80Antioch Review (H)742.5
80Consequence Magazine812.5
80New Ohio Review782.5
80One Teen Story812.5
80River Styx812.5
80Salmagundi812.5
80Sarabande Books592.5
80Stillhouse Press592.5
80West Branch592.5
89Arts & Letters782
89Black Warrior Review882
89Blackbird882
89Grist882
89Third Coast812
89Zone 3882
89Terrain2
96American Scholar881.5
96BkMk Press981.5
96Brick981.5
96Brooklyn Rail981.5
96Catamaran981.5
96Chattahoochee Review ©981.5
96Chicago Review981.5
96Cleaver981.5
96Fiction1761.5
96Green Mountains Review981.5
96Hopkins Review881.5
96Joyland1761.5
96Minnesota Review981.5
96Pembroke Magazine981.5
96Puerto del Sol1761.5
96Rupture (fka The Collagist) ©981.5
96StoryQuarterly981.5
113About Place Journal1171
113Another Chicago Magazine1171
113Autumn House Press1171
113Baffler, The1171
113Bat City1171
113Berkeley Fiction Review1171
113Black Clock ©1171
113Black Lawrence Press1171
113Blue Fountain (?)1171
113Broadkill Review1171
113Cimarron Review981
113Crab Orchard Review (?)1171
113December1171
113Exile1171
113Grand Journal1171
113Gulf Coast881
113Healing Muse881
113Indiana Review981
113J Journal691
113Jewish Fiction1171
113Kweli981
113Lake Effect1171
113Laurel Review1
113Leaf Litter1171
113Literal Latte (H)1171
113Litmag1171
113Little Star881
113Massachusetts Review1761
113Meridian1171
113New Delta Review1171
113Nimrod1171
113Orion1171
113Outlook Springs1171
113Per Contra (?)981
113Potomac Review1171
113Prism1171
113Pulp Literature1171
113Quarterly West1171
113Quiddity1171
113Redivider1171
113Reed Magazine1171
113Reservoir Journal (?)1171
113Rumpus1171
113Salamander1171
113Salt Hill1171
113Shade Mountain Press1171
113Upstreet981
113Vassar Review1171
113Water-Stone Review1171
113Western Humanities Review1171
113Willow Springs981
113Worcester Review1171
113Woven Tale Press1171
113FC21
113Greensboro Review1
113Scoundrel Time1
169African American Review1170.5
169Akashic Books1170.5
169Asian American Literary Review1760.5
169Austin State University Press1760.5
169Baltimore Review1760.5
169Barrelhouse1760.5
169Beloit Fiction1760.5
169Broadkill River Press1170.5
169Chapter House (fka Mud City)1760.5
169Chautauqua1170.5
169Cola (fkaYemassee)1170.5
169Confrontation1170.5
169Crab Creek Review1760.5
169Cutbank1760.5
169Dalkey Archive Press1760.5
169Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review1760.5
169East (?)1170.5
169Elm Leaves/ELJ (?)1760.5
169Enizagam (?)1760.5
169failbetter.com1170.5
169Fiction International980.5
169Fifth Wednesday ©1170.5
169Fjords1760.5
169Four Way Books1760.5
169Fourteen Hills1760.5
169Gascony Writers Anthology (?)1170.5
169Gigantic (?)1760.5
169Glossolalia1170.5
169Graywolf Press1170.5
169Hunger Mountain1170.5
169John Daniel & Co. (?)1760.5
169Literary Review1170.5
169Little Fiction (H)1760.5
169Lumina (?)1760.5
169Malahat Review1760.5
169Memorious1760.5
169Mid American Review1760.5
169Midwestern Gothic ©1760.5
169Moon City1170.5
169Mythium ©1760.5
169Natural Bridge1760.5
169Normal School1760.5
169North Carolina Literary Review1760.5
169Obsidian1170.5
169Outpost 191760.5
169Pear Noir ©1760.5
169Press 531760.5
169Provincetown Arts1170.5
169Seneca Review1760.5
169Sixfold1760.5
169Sonora Review1760.5
169Spectacle1170.5
169Texas Review Press1760.5
169Transition1760.5
169Tweed’s (?)1760.5
169World Literature Today1760.5

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  1. Clifford old sport, Weber The Contemporary West is published by Weber State University out of Ogden, Utah, and it is a very good, high-quality magazine that no pundits or reviewers ever seem to list or even recognize, and I’m curious to know why. Are you aware of them? Let me know if you have the time. Thanks GD

    1. Yes, it looks like a good magazine, but it also appears that they don’t submit nominations for the Pushcart Prizes. (At the back of the volume there is a list of journals that submit, and they aren’t listed.)

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