literary magazines

There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of literary magazines in the United States. Here are a few lists that might help you narrow down your search for a venue for your work.

MAGAZINE RANKINGS
There's no easy metric for ranking the quality of a literary magazines,  but a few people and organizations have tried. Folks over at The Review Review have compiled a good list.

 
ONLINE JOURNALS
Online magazines are sprouting up everywhere, and many of them are  very good.  Here are some lists of journals that are well admired.

From the New York Public LIbrary: Best of the Web

UNDERGRADUATE JOURNALS
If you aren't ready to compete in the majors, consider one of several excellent literary magazines produced by and for undergraduate writers.

The most comprehensive list is at New Pages .

MAGAZINES FOR YA & SPECULATIVE FICTION

The Review Review has a list of venues for your next dragon/space invader/love-sick vampire/depressed martian story.