This is the listing of all small press magazines that publish poetry and print over 1,000 copies of each issue that I can find numbers for. With a few exceptions, all of the circulation numbers come from the CLMP Directory, which is publicly available online. Note that the CLMP data is self-reported by each magazine and may not be up to date, even at the time of this posting. A few magazines, like POETRY, APR, and Paris Review don’t have circulations listed on the directory, so I’ve used other reported sources that I could find on the internet (ad sheets, news articles, etc.) I can’t guarantee that any of this information is accurate, other than what’s listed for Rattle.
If you think I’ve omitted any magazines that should be listed, check the CLMP.org Directory (or some other source) and let me know.
Possibly missing (but can’t find data for):
For an estimate of submission volume, I used Rattle’s known quantity to extrapolate from the number of submissions reported to Duotrope for each magazine. It was six months ago that I did this, but I think it was about 7x the number of submissions reported there (Rattle had over 2,000 responses reported, and at the time only Poetry and Hayden’s Ferry had over 1,000). I believe that this methodology is under-reporting for the most established magazines, because the demographic that uses Duotrope is younger and more internet savvy, and so postal submissions are underrepresented there. Because Duotrope is now subscription based, I probably won’t be able to update that list. The numbers provided are an estimate of submission packets, not individual poems. In most cases the number of poems would be four or five times the number of packets received. Rattle receives about 70,000 poems per year.
|3||American Poetry Review||14,000||9,000||3,100|
|14||Crab Orchard Review||3,300||2,300||1,300|
|21||The Gettysburg Review||2,500||2,000||n/a|
|27||New England Review||1,600||1,000||2,100|
|28||New York Quarterly||1,500||800||1,900|
|31||Beloit Poetry Journal||1,300||670||2,000|
|32||Hayden’s Ferry Review||1,300||400||10,800|
|34||Southern Poetry Review||1,200||1,000||2,100|
|Statistics compiled from the CLMP online directory as of March 18, 2013, and other sources.|
|*Poetry Submission Packets/Year estimated from Duotrope listings as of 9/19/12 (back when it was free and publicly available).|