Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) - National Council of Teachers of English

Current REALM committee chair, Benjamin Lally, has created an interactive map of all of the REALM First Class winners from 2008 to present. 2023’s winners are indicated with gold pins. Since 2020, some magazines have added their covers or links to their full magazines – click on them to find examples of a First Class publication! Starting in 2022, some advisors have added their contact information for anyone who wishes to reach out with questions about running a literary magazine. Schools with repeat winners are sorted by their most recent First Class publication. Please follow the link¬†to see more!

 

The 2023 designations were announced via email on January 11, 2024 and are listed by state below.

2023 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 375 entries with 105 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia*

Wisconsin

Wyoming*

2022 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 262 entries with 38 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

Delaware*

District Of Columbia*

Florida

Georgia

Hawai’i

Idaho*

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

2021 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 209 entries with 13 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

North Dakota*

Ohio

Oklahoma*

Oregon*

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota*

Tennessee