Thursday, May 26, 2011

Second and Third Best Literary Magazines for Nonfiction

Blogger restored my post that fell victim to their May 12 outage, so here it is again: Adding to my listing of the best literary magazines for nonfiction, following are the second and third tier in my personal ranking. Magazines are listed alphabetically within their tier. Second tier contains magazines that have earned three honorable mentions in either the Pushcart 2011 or 2010 anthologies, or were listed for a notable essay in Best American Essays in 2010 and prior years. Third tier contains magazines that earned two such listings. Again, I am not listing some very fine magazines because they do not accept simultaneous submissions, see my rationale for that here.

Second Tier:

New England Review

Water~Stone Review

Third Tier:

A Public Place

Arts & Letters

Bellevue Literary Review


Brain, Child

Colorado Review


Florida Review

Gulf Coast

Memoir (and)

Narrative Magazine

New Ohio Review

Passages North

The Journal

The Pinch Journal

Under the Sun


  1. So glad you posted these! I have been actively looking for places to submit, so this is very helpful!

  2. what a great resource- thank you!