Magazines The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked  

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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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29 3
Tin House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Tin House

2
16 1
ZYZZYVA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
ZYZZYVA

3
31 5
The New Yorker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The New Yorker Literary magazine

4
33 6
Ploughshares is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Ploughshares

5
27 5
Glimmer Train is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Glimmer Train

6
17 3
The Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Atlantic Monthly Literary magazine

7
17 5
Granta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Granta

8
13 2
Virginia Quarterly Review is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Virginia Quarterly Review

9
11 3
The New York Review of Books is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Literary magazine

10
8 1
New England Review is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
New England Review

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11 4
Paris Review is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The Paris Review Literary magazine

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8 2
The Kenyon Review is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The Kenyon Review

13
6 1
The Iowa Review is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The Iowa Review

14
6 1
The Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The Sun

15
6 2
A Public Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
A Public Space

16
5 1
The Gettysburg Review is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
The Gettysburg Review

17
4 1
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
McSweeney’s Quarterly Literary magazine

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3 1
Harper's Magazine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Harper's Magazine

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5 4
AGNI is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
AGNI

20
5 4
Subtropics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Subtropics

21
3 2
Harvard Review is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Harvard Review Literary magazine

22
2 1
Narrative Magazine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
Narrative Magazine

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1 0
TriQuarterly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Literary Magazines, Ranked
TriQuarterly