This is a list that I compiled of the most highly-regarded literary magazines. You can also find direct links to the magazines' submission portals and submissions-related statistics.
📊 Spreadsheet You can access a spreadsheet version of this list by clicking here.
These rankings are based on the number of literary prizes the stories of the magazines that I've examined have won. Very roughly, I create a score for each magazine based on the number of times its stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories series, and the number of times its stories have won the Pushcart Prizes and the O'Henry Awards. Credit is due to Erika Krouse, John Fox, and Clifford Garstang who have compiled their own lists of "the best literary magazines." Much of the information that they gathered went into creating this list.
My spreadsheet version of this list also includes information about the response times (the median number of days it takes the editors of a given magazine to respond to submissions) as well as the acceptance rates (the proportion of submissions accepted) of the magazines included. These statistics are compiled from Duotrope and Submission Grinder.