Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Nonfiction Pushcart Prize Ranking

[Note: the 2012 Rankings are now available. Go here.]

I am pleased to present the complete 2011 Nonfiction Pushcart Prize Ranking. This list, like the fiction list, which you can find here, is simple and objective. It covers ten years of Pushcart Prize anthologies and is based on a formula that awards points for Special Mentions and more points for Prizes. I use the Pushcart Prize for these rankings because the volume draws from a broad representation of the literary magazine world (although, unfortunately, with less regard than is warranted for online publications). I do not consider any other factors--circulation, payment, reputation--in this list.

I initially created the fiction list in order to aid my own submission strategy (submitting within tiers) and I've heard from readers that many do the same. There are other rankings out in the world that purport to do more than mine does, and that's great. Here's the list. Do with it what you will.

[Note that magazines that are closed are marked with (c). Magazines for which I have no information are marked with a question mark.]


2011
Magazine
2011 Score
1
70
2
56
3
41
4
39
5
37
5
37
7
36
8
35
9
34
10
30
11
28
12
26
13
25
13
25
15
21
16
20
16
20
16
20
19
17
20
16
21
15
21
15
21
15
21
15
21
15
26
14
26
14
26
14
29
13
30
12
31
11
31
11
31
11
31
Speakeasy ©
11
31
11
31
11
36
10
36
10
36
10
40
8
40
8
40
8
43
7
43
7
43
7
43
7
43
7
48
6
48
Palo Alto Review ?
6
48
6
48
6
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
52
5
64
4
64
4
64
4
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
67
3
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
Northern Lights (?)
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
77
2
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
Divide ?
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
Island ?
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
Make ?
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
1
103
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this.

Adrienne Ross Scanlan

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Many thanks

Tracy Crow said...

This is great, Cliff. Thanks so much for doing this!