Ranking online magazines and journals



Editor's note: I originally posted this information on my personal blog, but thought storySouth readers would also appreciate it.

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Scott Boyan at Thinksimian has completed a wonderful meta-analysis of storySouth's Million Writers Award to determine the best online literary journals and magazines. Basically, Scott crunched the numbers from the first four years of the award to see which online magazines placed the most stories in the notable and top ten listings. You can access Scott's complete analysis as a Google spreadsheet, but here are his top ranking online journals and magazines:

  1. Pindeldyboz

  2. Eclectica Magazine
  3. Narrative Magazine
  4. Agni
  5. Identity Theory
  6. Word Riot
  7. FRiGG
  8. Fiction Warehouse (Note: See my recent post about this journal)
  9. Strange Horizons
  10. Barcelona Review
  11. Clarkesworld Magazine
  12. Fail Better
  13. Stickman Review
  14. Mississippi Review
  15. HOBART
  16. 42opus
  17. Summerset Review
  18. Small Spiral Notebook (Note: no longer publishing)
  19. Blithe House Quarterly
  20. ChiZine
  21. Thieves Jargon
  22. Storyglossia
  23. Barrelhouse
  24. King's English
  25. Gowanus
  26. Drunken Boat
  27. Intergalactic Medicine Show
  28. Literary Mama
  29. Write This
  30. Danforth Review

Thanks to Scott for doing this analysis. And as a reminder, the 2008 Million Writers Award will start accepting nominations in about a month.