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The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked 

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Updated August 31, 2017 344 votes 87 voters 1.3k views 23 items

This list contains information on the best literary magazines ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best types of literary magazines come in many forms. Some popular literary magazines feature long form writing while other famous literary mags cover short stories. Many of the best literary magazines offer insight from writers about their craft.

What publications will you find on this best literary magazines list? The New Yorker has to be at the top. Since being founded in 1925, The New Yorker has highlighted modern fiction and short stories. It also features reviews of the latest works of authors from all over the world. Granta is another good literary magazine.

Jack Kerouac, Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, and more have had their work published in The Paris Review. Other good magazines featured on this best literary publications list include Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and Tin House.

Which literary magazine is your favorite? Give the best publications a thumbs up and please add any good magazines we may have missed.

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Ploughshares is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The New Yorker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Tin House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Glimmer Train is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Granta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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ZYZZYVA is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Virginia Quarterly Revie... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The Iowa Review is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The New York Review of B... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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New England Review is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Narrative Magazine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Paris Review is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The Kenyon Review is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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A Public Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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TriQuarterly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The Gettysburg Review is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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The Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Timothy McSweeney's Quar... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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AGNI is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Harvard Review is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Harper's Magazine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
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Subtropics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked