Best of the Web

The list ranks the number of times stories from select markets appeared in The Best of the Web from 2008-2010.

Brevity 7
Failbetter 7
STORYGLOSSIA 7
Memorious 6
Wigleaf 6
Guernica 5
Juked 5
Everyday Genius 4
Necessary Fiction 4
SmokeLong Quarterly 4
Valparaiso Poetry Review 4
AGNI 3
Blackbird 3
Courtland Review 3
Frigg 3
Lamination Colony 3
Our Stories 3
storySouth 3
Terrian.org 3
The Literary Bohemian 3
Wheelhouse Magazine 3
Keyhole 3
DIAGRAM 3
>kill author 2
Action Yes 2
Apple Valley Review 2
Arsenic Lobster 2
Avatar Review 2
BluePrintReview 2
Cerise Press 2
Conjunctions 2
Contrary 2
Convergance 2
Gold Wake Press 2
H_NGM_N 2
Horbart 2
Hot Metal Bridge 2
JournalofTruth&Consequence 2
Konundrum Review (KELR) 2
Night Train 2
NOO Journal 2
Per Contra 2
Quarterly Conversation 2
Spork 2
Summerset Review 2
The Rumpus 2
Toasted Cheese 2
Waccamaw 2
2River Review 1
ABJECTIVE 1
Abyss & Apex 1
alice blue 1
American Short Fiction 1
Anderbo 1
Apparatus Magazine 1
Big Bridge 1
BOXCAR Poetry Review 1
Caffine Destiny 1
carte blanche 1
Carve Magazine 1
Cezanne’s Carrot 1
Cha 1
Danforth Review 1
Del Sol Review 1
diode 1
Eclectica Magazine 1
Eleven Eleven 1
elimae 1
Emprise Review 1
Entelechy 1
ep;phany 1
Fawlt Magazine 1
Fiction Attic 1
Five Chapters 1
Fringe 1
Front Porch Journal 1
furnace Review 1
Gigantic 1
Green Hills Literary Lantren 1
Hotel St. George 1
Identity Theory 1
Joy Land 1
Kennessaw Review 1
Mad Hatter’s Review 1
Menda City Review 1
Monkeybicycle 1
Narrative Magazine 1
No Tell Motel 1
Oxford Magazine 1
Pemmican 1
Prick of the Spindle 1
Redivider 1
Rumble 1
Swink 1
Tarpaulin Sky 1
The Adirondack Review 1
The Barefoot Muse 1
The Centerfugal Eye 1
The King’s English © 1
The Northville Review 1
The Potomac 1
The Scrambler 1
The Vestal Review 1
Underground Voices 1
UpRightDown 1
Wag’s Revue 1
wicked alice 1
Staccato 1
Fiction Writers Review 1
Jellyfish 1
Matchbook 1
CEILA’s Round Trip 1
Mississippi Review 1

storySouth Million Writers Award

The list ranks the number of times stories from select markets appeared in, or were listed as notable mentions in the storySouth Million Writers Award from 2004-2009.*

Missing issues from this list: 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007

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Agni 13
Blackbird 13
Narrative magazine 13
Strange Horizons 13
OSC’s Intergalactic . . . 11
Storyglossia 11
Pindeldyboz 10
Subterranean 9
Clarkesword Magazine 8
Fantasy Magazine 8
Carve Magazine 7
Eclectica Magazine 7
Thuglit 7
Word Riot 7
Baen’s Universe 6
ChiZine 6
Per Contra 6
failbetter 5
Farrago’s Wainscot 5
Menda City Review 5
StoryQuarterly 5
Anderbo 4
Apex Magazine 4
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal 4
Drunken Boat 4
FRiGG 4
LitNImage 4
Memorious 4
storySouth 4
Mississippi Review 4
3AM Magazine 3
Aberrant Dreams 3
Abyss & Apex 3
Elimae 3
Eyeshot 3
HOBART 3
Identity Theory 3
JMWW 3
Lone Star Stories 3
Lost Magazine 3
Monkeybicycle 3
Night Train 3
Our Stories 3
Ploughshares 3
The King’s English 3
The Thrilling Detective 3
Thieves Jargon 3
Underground Voices 3
Wheelhouse Magazine 3
42opus 2
5 Trope 2
Atomjack Magazine 2
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2
Boston Review 2
Cafe Irreal 2
Cezanne’s Carrot 2
decomP 2
Freight Stories 2
Front Porch Journal 2
Gowanus 2
Lamination Colony 2
Pick of the Spindle 2
Plots with Guns 2
Serendipity Magazine 2
Stirring: A Literary Collection 2
Summerset Review 2
The Apple Valley Review 2
The Dublin Quarterly 2
The Workplace Anthology 2
Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction 2
Tor.com 2
Words Without Borders 2
Coyote Wild 2
Diagram 2
Helix 2
I am this Meat 2
Oxford Magazine 2
Southern Gothic 2
Verbswap 2
Arch Literary Journal 1
Bear Creek Feed 1
DOGZPLOT 1
Fiction Weekly 1
FlatManCrooked 1
Granta 1
Hayden’s Ferry Review 1
Hot Metal Bridge 1
Keyhole Magazine 1
Literal Latte 1
New Mississippi Review 1
New Ohio Review 1
On the Premises 1
Orange & Sardines 1
PANK 1
Publishing Genius Press 1
Rope and Wire 1
Segue 1
Smokelong Quarterly 1
Still Blue Project 1
Subtropics 1
The Exquisite Corpse 1
The Literary Review 1
The Paris Review 1
Toasted Cheese 1
Unlikely 2.0 1
The2ndHand 1
3711 Atlantic 1
Bear Parade 1
Cautionary Tale 1
Contrary Magazine 1
The Del Sol Review 1
Demolition 1
Dogmatika 1
Fawlt 1
Five Chapters 1
Green Interger Review 1
The Hub 1
In Posse Review 1
Mad Hatters Review 1
Nerve 1
PERIGEE 1
Steel City Review 1
Susurrus 1
Terrain 1
Titular 1
Weird Tales 1
Yellow Mama 1
Zoetrope 1

Electric Literature

Say what you will about Electric Literature.

The online magazine has made quite a splash since its first issue less than one year ago. It may be one of the best markets to fully use emerging gadgets and technology to Tweet and YouTube “hip” back into literary journals.

I’m no fool. I know literary markets struggle for quality submissions, and it’s a royal pain to shift through the slush pile and not come up with a single acceptable story, but when one looks at the actual authors who’ve appeared in the three issues of Electric Literature it is hard to find a single emerging author in the bunch. At $1000 per story I’m willing to bet that a whole lot more folks have submitted stories to Electric Literature than what Duotrope reports.

Time will tell if Electric Literature will be a place for emerging voices, or like the more established Narrative Magazine, be a market for already established voices finally brought online to the web.

Best of the West

This list ranks the number of times publications have appeared in, and were acknowledged in the Other Notable Western Stories of the Year, within the Best of the West 2009.

BAW: 2009, 2011*

Missing Issue: 2010

The New Yorker 12
Hayden’s Ferry Review 5
Greensboro Review 4
Idaho Review 4
Narrative 4
The Kenyon Review 4
Tin House 4
The Antioch Review 4
Bat City Review 3
Granta 3
New England Review 3
Ploughshares 3
TriQuarterly 3
Crab Orchard Review 2
Gulf Coast 2
Harper’s 2
Missouri Review 2
Rock & Sling 2
Salmagundi 2
Sewanee Review 2
The Bellingham Review 2
The Georgia Review 2
The Louisville Review 2
The Sewanne Review 2
The Texas Review 2
The Atlantic 2
Glimmer Train 2
The Gettysburg Review 2
From the Hilltop 2
Southern Humanities Review 2
Epoch 2
Day out of Days: Stories 2
Ecotone 2
Alligator Juniper 1
American Short Fiction 1
Ascent 1
Bellingham Review 1
Berkeley Fiction Review 1
Chariton Review 1
Cimarron Review 1
Colorado Review 1
Copper Nickel 1
Flordia Review 1
High Desert Journal 1
Hopkins Review 1
Kenyon Review 1
Manoa 1
Mississippi Review 1
Overtime 1
Paris Review 1
Puerto del Sol 1
Ruminate 1
Santa Fe Writer’s Project 1
Southwest Review 1
Storyglossia 1
StoryQuarterly 1
Sun 1
The Southern Review 1
Virginia Quarterly Review 1
Yale Review 1
Zone 3 1

Best American Nonrequired Reading

This list ranks the number of times publications have appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading.

BANR: 2002-2008*

*Issues missing from the list: 2006; 2009; 2010.

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Zoetrope 9
New Yorker 8
New York Times 6
Esquire 4
Tin House 4
The Onion 3
The Atlantic Monthly 3
Epoch 3
Indiana Review 3
Virginia Quarterly Review 3
Transition 2
Time 2
Little Engines 2
ZYZZYVA 2
Modern Humorist 2
Alaska Quarterly Review 2
Harper’s Magazine 2
Story Quarterly 2
McSweeny’s 2
Pindeldyboz 2
Mid-American Review 2
GQ 2
Monkeybicycle 2
Mother Jones 2
Creative Nonfiction 2
Open City 2
To-Do List 1
The Villiage Voice 1
Jane 1
Spin 1
McSweeny’s.net 1
Sports Illustrated 1
Optic Nerve #8 1
Future Tense Press 1
One! Hundred! Demons! 1
Mississippi Review 1
Nerve.com 1
7 x 7 1
Columbia Review 1
Shout 1
Bomb 1
SPX 1
Texas Monthly 1
Kramer’s Ergot four 1
Blind Spot 1
Doubletake 1
Praire Schooner 1
Conjunctions 1
Three Penny Review 1
New Letters 1
Iowa Review 1
The Believer 1
Passing Periods 1
Blood Orange 1
Swink 1
Black Book 1
Other Voices 1
African-American Review 1
Rolling Stone 1
Maisonneuve 1
Details 1
New England Review 1
Slate 1
Swivel 1
Yankee Pot Roast 1
Smith 1
Spin 1
Fun Home 1
New Orleans Review 1
Five Chapters 1
Barrelhouse 1
AGNI 1
American Short Fiction 1
Vice Magazine 1
Oxford American 1
The Three Paradoxes 1
The Paris Review 1
The Kenyon Review 1
The Washington Post 1

New Stories from the South

This list ranks the number of times publications have had stories selected for New Stories from the South series from 2000-2010*

*Issues complete: Thanks Marsha McSpadden!

 

The Oxford American 13
Tin House 10
The Southern Review 9
Image 8
The Georgia Review 8
Epoch 7
The Atlantic Monthly 7
Shenandoah 6
Five Points 6
The New Yorker 6
Louisiana Literature 5
The Virginia Quarterly Review 5
Ploughshares 5
One Story 4
The Gettysburg Review 4
The Iowa Review 4
The Missouri Review 4
Zoetrope 4
Glimmer Train 3
Harper’s 3
Meridian 3
Narrative 3
Nimrod 3
The Idaho Review 3
The Nebraska Review 3
TriQuarterly 3
StoryQuarterly 3
The South Carolina Review 3
Arts & Letters 2
Ecotone 2
Esquire 2
Land-Grant College Review 2
McSweeny’s 2
New England Review 2
Ontario Review 2
Prairie Schooner 2
River Styx 2
Southwest Review 2
The Kenyon Review 2
The Louisville Review 2
Confrontation 2
The Antioch Review 2
The Chattahoochee Review 2
The Paris Review 2
Backwards City Review 1
Black Warrior Review 1
Colorado Review 1
Commentary 1
DoubleTake 1
Fugue 1
Gargoyle 1
Mid-American Review 1
New Letters 1
New Orleans Review 1
Pindeldyboz 1
Playboy 1
poemmemoirstory 1
Salamander 1
Short Story 1
Sou’wester 1
Story 1
The Frost Proof Review 1
The Greensboro Review 1
The Hudson Review 1
The Ohio Review 1
The Raleigh News & Observer 1
The Sewanne Review 1
The Texas Review 1
The Washington Post 1
Three Penny Review 1
Yemassee 1
A Public Space 1
New South 1
Appalachian Heritage 1
AGNI 1
Santa Monica Review 1
Subtropics 1
Natural Bridge 1
Carolina Quarterly 1
PMS 1
West Branch 1
Cinncinnati Review 1

Best American Short Stories

This list ranks the number of times stories from selected publications have appeared in, and were listed as Notable stories in the Best American Short Stories.

BASS from 2000-2010.

This list is now complete! Many thanks for all those who helped make it so.

The New Yorker 262
Ploughshares 103
Tin House 84
The Atlantic Monthly 68
Zoetrope 64
Harper’s Magazine 59
McSweeney’s 52
The Paris Review 46
Conjunctions 32
One Story 29
New England Review 28
The Southern Review 28
Virginia Quarterly Review 26
Glimmer Train 24
Five Points 22
The Antioch Review 22
Esquire 21
Granta 20
Keyon Review 18
TriQuarterly 17
Missouri Review 16
The Sun 16
Agni 15
The Georgia review 15
The Yale Review 15
Epoch 14
Oxford American 14
The Iowa Review 14
StoryQuarterly 13
American Short Fiction 13
Alaska Quarterly Review 12
Prairie Schooner 12
The Gettysburg Review 12
The Harvard Review 12
Doubletake © 11
Ontario Review © 10
Shenandoah 10
Narrative Magazine 10
Callaloo 9
A Public Space 9
Bomb 8
Idaho Review 8
Transition 8
Santa Monica Review 8
Book 7
Ninth Letter 7
The Black Warrior Review 7
The Cincinnati Review 7
The Sewanee Review 7
West Branch 7
Puerto del Sol 6
Story © 6
Subtropics 6
The Mississippi Review 6
Ecotone 6
Daedalus 5
Descant 5
Mid-American Review 5
The Colorado Review 5
The Michigan Quarterly Review 5
The Three Penny Review 5
Fiction 4
GQ 4
Open City 4
The Bellingham Review 4
Crazyhorse 4
Ascent 3
Gulf Coast 3
Image 3
Manoa 3
Nimrod 3
Swink 3
Commentary 3
The Normal School 3
The Northwest Review 3
Argosy 2
Connecticut Review 2
Elle 2
Lake Effect 2
Ms. 2
New York Stories 2
Nortedame Review 2
O 2
Post Road 2
Salmagundi 2
Salon.com 2
The Chicago Review 2
The Literary Review 2
Yankee 2
Zyzzyva 2
Fantasy & Science Fiction 2
Am. Letters & Commentary 1
Black Clock 1
Boulevard 1
Brain Child 1
Chattahoochee Review 1
Final Edition 1
Hemispheres 1
New Letters 1
News from the Republic . . . 1
Northeast Magazine 1
Other Voices 1
Pleides 1
Polyphony 1
Provincetown Arts 1
Southwest Review 1
The Fairy Tale Review 1
The Fiddlehead 1
The Hudson Review 1
The Massachusetts Review 1
Washington Square 1
Bridge 1
Mississippi Review 1
Xconnect 1