2023 Literary Magazine Ranking — Poetry

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

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2023 Literary Magazine Ranking for Poetry

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
1Poetry173
2American Poetry Review269
3Kenyon Review353
4Poem-a-Day438.5
5Threepenny Review538
6New England Review734
7Paris Review828.5
8Southern Review628
9Smartish Pace918.5
10Beloit Poetry Journal1917.5
10Copper Nickel1117.5
10Georgia Review1617.5
13Yale Review2317
14Gettysburg Review1016.5
15Rattle1216
16Sun1514.5
17Ploughshares1212.5
18Cincinnati Review1812
18Manhattan Review3212
20Copper Canyon Press1911.5
20Hudson Review1711.5
20Poetry Northwest1911.5
23Birmingham Poetry Review2311
23Foglifter2311
23Pleiades2311
26Adroit Journal3210.5
26Ecotone3910.5
28Alaska Quarterly Review6110
28BkMk Press6110
28Blackbird2710
31Michigan Quarterly Review149.5
31Virginia Quarterly Review379.5
33New Ohio Review279
34Spillway358.5
34Willow Springs358.5
36Field ©398
36Five Points1318
36Florida Review1978
36Palette Poetry398
36Poetry Review278
41Alice James Books427.5
41American Journal of Poetry307.5
41Boston Review307.5
41Conduit427.5
41Gulf Coast1447.5
41Lana Turner1317.5
41Massachusetts Review427.5
41Orion427.5
41Rhino617.5
41Salmagundi617.5
41Vallum: Contemporary Poetry427.5
52Common, The1827
52Plume507
52ZYZZYVA377
55Arroyo Literary Review496.5
55Tin House ©196.5
55World Literature Today1896.5
58Boomerlitmag616
58Court Green616
58Four Way Review506
58Iowa Review506
58Literary Imagination506
58Ninth Letter506
58Prairie Schooner486
58Southern Indiana Review326
66Agni505.5
66American Scholar565.5
66Hobart565.5
66Shenandoah1975.5
66Southeast Review565.5
66The Journal565.5
72Abstract Magazine TV (?)615
72Arkansas Review615
72Ashland Poetry Press615
72Bare Life Review615
72Bettering American Poetry615
72Bloomsday Literary615
72Boulevard615
72Chicago Quarterly Review5
72Clover ©615
72Fjords Review615
72Four Way Books615
72Gordon Square Review615
72Grain Magazine615
72Heart Poems615
72Hole in the Head Review615
72Iamb615
72Indianapolis Review615
72jubilat ©615
72Kweli Journal615
72Ligeia Magazine615
72LitMag615
72Love’s Executive Order (?)615
72Manoa615
72New Criterion615
72Nimrod615
72Pirene’s Fountain615
72Reed Magazine615
72Saturnalia Books615
72Seneca Review615
72Shade Journal615
72Sidereal615
72Slipstream615
72St. Bridgid Press615
72Sugar House Review425
72Terminus615
72This Broken Shore (?)615
72Tupelo Press615
72Turtle Point Press615
72Two Sylvias615
72Twyckenham Notes615
72Washington Square Review615
72Waxwing Literary Journal615
72Wordtemple Press615
72artangel5
72Clarion Magazine5
72Here: A Poetry Journal5
72James Dickey Review5
72Saginaw5
72Stonecoast Review5
121Tar River1214
122Denver Quarterly1243.5
122Hunger Mountain1243.5
122Ibbetson Street1443.5
122Image1243.5
122Tiger Bark Press1243.5
122Volta ©1243.5
122White Pine Press1243.5
129Awl ©1313
129Codex (?)1313
129Little Star1313
129Missouri Review1313
129Nepantla (?)1313
129Prelude1313
129Salamander1313
129Sixth Finch1313
129Tahoma Literary Review1973
138Account1442.5
138Assaracus (?)1442.5
138Bennington Review612.5
138Briar Cliff Review1442.5
138Brick1442.5
138Butcher’s Dog1442.5
138Cave Wall1442.5
138Constellations612.5
138Crab Orchard Review (?)1442.5
138Dunes Review1442.5
138Forklift Ohio (?)1442.5
138Foundry612.5
138Granta1442.5
138Graywolf Press1442.5
138Greensboro Review612.5
138Harbour Publishing1442.5
138Hawaii Pacific Review1442.5
138Hopkins Review612.5
138I-70 Review612.5
138Lake Effect612.5
138LSU Press1442.5
138Malahat Review1442.5
138Moonpie Press612.5
138Muzzle Magazine1442.5
138Nerve Cowboy612.5
138New Orleans Review612.5
138Prism1442.5
138Purple Passion Press1442.5
138Quarterly West1442.5
138River Teeth1442.5
138Rupture (fka The Collagist) ©1442.5
138Storm Cellar1442.5
138Summerset Review1442.5
138Sycamore Review612.5
138TAB-Journal1442.5
138Thrush1442.5
138Tipton Poetry Journal612.5
138Treelight Books1442.5
138Tule Review612.5
138Water-Stone Review1442.5
138YesYes Books1442.5
179Iron Horse Literary Review1972
179Narrative1822
179New South1822
182A Public Space1891.5
182Airlie Press1891.5
182Colorado Review1821.5
182Crazyhorse1821.5
182Grub Street1821.5
182Indiana Review1231.5
182MIZNA1821.5
182New Letters1891.5
182Persea Books1891.5
182Poet Lore1891.5
182River Styx1211.5
182Zephyr Press2501.5
194Adirondack Review1971
194Bamboo Ridge1971
194Bauhan Publshing1971
194Birdfeast1971
194Broadsided Press1971
194Cherry Tree Magazine1971
194Columbia Review1971
194Consequence1971
194Cutbank1971
194Delta Poetry Review1971
194Gertrude (H)1971
194Glass, A Journal of Poetry1971
194Good Life Review1971
194Great Weather for Media1971
194Gulf Stream1971
194Halcyone1971
194Hong Kong Review1971
194Hotel Amerika1241
194Leon Literary Review1971
194Little Patuxent Review1971
194Los Angeles Jewish Journal1971
194Matter1971
194Mercer Univ. Press1971
194New Poetry in Translation1971
194Pangyrus1971
194Pembroke Magazine1971
194Pitt Poetry Series1971
194Poetry South1971
194Portland Review1971
194Quarry, The1971
194Radar Poetry1971
194Roadrunner Review1971
194Scablands Books1971
194Sheila-Na-Gig1971
194Sixteen Rivers1971
194Split Lip1971
194Terrain1971
194Third Coast1971
194Trio House Press1971
194Upstreet1891
194Valley Voices1971
194Verse Daily1891
194Vox Populi1971
194Wordfarm1971
194Zone 31971
239Academy of American Poets2500.5
239Believer1970.5
239Black Warrior Review2500.5
239Bloom2500.5
239BOA Editions560.5
239Chautauqua2500.5
239Chinquapin Literary Magazine2500.5
239Chiron Review2500.5
239Cimarron Review2500.5
239Cleveland State Univ. Poetry Ctr.2500.5
239Clockhouse2500.5
239Construction (?)2500.5
239Cossack Review (?)2500.5
239Enizagam (?)2500.5
239Epoch2500.5
239Evansville Review (H)2500.5
239Exit 72500.5
239Gun Powder Press2500.5
239Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review2500.5
239Heart ©1970.5
239Jai-Alai (?)2500.5
239Lake, The1970.5
239Louisiana Literature2500.5
239McNeese Review2500.5
239Meadow2500.5
239Mississippi Review0.5
239New Madrid (H)2500.5
239Normal School2500.5
239North American Review1970.5
239Offing2500.5
239OmniVerse1970.5
239One Throne (?)2500.5
239Paris American2500.5
239Pluck (?)2500.5
239Porkbelly Press2500.5
239QWERTY2500.5
239Radius (?)2500.5
239Raleigh Review1970.5
239Raritan2500.5
239Rove ©2500.5
239Rumpus2500.5
239Saranac Review2500.5
239Silk Road2500.5
239Solstice2500.5
239Springhouse (?)2500.5
239Tupelo Quarterly2500.5
239University of Pittsburgh Press2500.5
239Upstairs at Duroc2500.5
239Verse Magazine ©2500.5
239Yarn ©2500.5

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