2023 Literary Magazine Ranking — Nonfiction

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

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2023 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

2023 RankMagazine2022 Rank2023 Score
1Sun152
2Georgia Review248
3Granta434.5
4Orion333.5
5Ploughshares524.5
6Salmagundi723.5
7Creative Nonfiction623
8Agni1022.5
9Narrative1421.5
10Fourth Genre1120.5
11River Teeth1820
12Threepenny Review1119.5
12Tin House ©719.5
14n+1919
15New England Review1518
16Virginia Quarterly Review1317
17Sewanee Review2815
18Kenyon Review2314
18Point, The1614
20Gettysburg Review1712.5
21Oxford American2311.5
22Pinch2511
23Brevity1910.5
23New Letters1910.5
23Paris Review2710.5
26American Scholar1910
27Yale Review509.5
28Ecotone259
29Iowa Review298.5
30Longreads307
31Antioch Review (H)196.5
31Conjunctions326.5
31McSweeney’s306.5
34About Place Journal406
34Bennington Review356
34Caught by the River956
34Consequence356
34Emergence Magazine356
34Reed Magazine956
34Terrain.org356
41Colorado Review405.5
41Hudson Review505.5
41True Story355.5
44Harvard Advocate405
44Bat City405
44Chicago Quarterly Review5
47Boulevard454.5
47Missouri Review324.5
49Believer464
49Hedgehog Review464
49World Literature Today404
52Blackbird503.5
52Ninth Letter503.5
52Raritan603.5
52Ruminate503.5
52Southampton Review323.5
57Another Chicago Magazine733
57Common Reader953
57Electric Literature733
57Hunger Mountain573
57Image463
57Southern Review463
57War, Literature and The Arts503
64American Circus ©602.5
64Common, The602.5
64Fourth River602.5
64Gigantic (?)602.5
64New Orleans Review602.5
64Prairie Schooner732.5
64Radio Silence ©602.5
64TriQuarterly602.5
64ZYZZYVA602.5
73Alaska Quarterly Review502
73Arrowsmith952
73Big Roundtable (?)602
73Boston Review732
73Broad Street ©732
73Crazyhorse ©732
73Guernica572
73Gulf Coast952
73Michigan Quarterly Review952
73Mississippi Review2
73Normal School572
73Pleiades732
73Water-Stone Review952
86Baffler831.5
86Bomb1431.5
86Brick831.5
86Catapult831.5
86Chautauqua831.5
86Hopkins Review731.5
86Massachusetts Review601.5
86Willow Springs831.5
86Witness731.5
95A Public Space951
95American Athenaeum (?)951
95Baltimore Review951
95Bellevue Literary Review831
95Black Warrior Review951
95Brain, Child ©831
95Briar Cliff Review1
95Chattahoochee Review ©951
95Cincinnati Review951
95Columbia Journal951
95Copper Nickel951
95Crab Orchard Review (?)951
95Denver Quarterly951
95Harvard Review951
95High Desert Journal831
95Hong Kong Review951
95Kitchen Work951
95Manoa951
95Milkweed Editions – Press951
95Mount Hope831
95New Rivers Press951
95Nowhere Magazine951
95O-Dark-Thirty951
95Offing731
95Pacific Standard951
95Passages North951
95Pen America951
95Pidgeonholes951
95Potomac Review951
95Prism951
95Red Hen Press951
95Redivider951
95Room951
95Rumpus1
95Southwest Review831
95Speak951
95StoryQuarterly951
95Sweet951
95Tahoma Literary Review951
95Third Coast951
95Transition951
95Turtle Point Press951
95War Horse951
95West Branch951
95Southern Indiana Review1
95Blast1
95Book Post1
95Brink1
143Chicago Review1430.5
143American Chordata1430.5
143Arts Fuse1430.5
143Barrelhouse950.5
143Bookforum1430.5
143Camera Obscura (?)1430.5
143Catamaran1430.5
143Dart Society1430.5
143Delmarva Review1430.5
143Diagram1430.5
143Epiphany950.5
143Epoch1430.5
143Fifth Wednesday ©1430.5
143Five Chapters ©1430.5
143Five Points830.5
143Heyday Books1430.5
143Hub City Press1430.5
143Lapham’s Quarterly1430.5
143Los Angeles Review830.5
143Memoir ©1430.5
143Natural Bridge1430.5
143New Ohio Review1430.5
143North American Review1430.5
143Oregon Humanities1430.5
143Provincetown Arts1430.5
143Santa Monica Review950.5
143Shenandoah1430.5
143Slice950.5
143Subtropics1430.5
143Tavern Books1430.5
143Tikkun1430.5
143Timberline Review1430.5
143Tupelo Press1430.5
143Under the Sun1430.5
143Wilson Quarterly1430.5
143Zone 31430.5

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