A biography of J. D. Salinger describes his eventually successful efforts to publish his short stories in The New Yorker, which is described as a literature Olympus of that time.

In today's publishing landscape, is there an equivalent magazine or venue which is generally acknowledged as the "ultimate" in quality and prestige?

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    Hi, and welcome to Writers. Can you provide some context for your answer? Are you looking for a similar venue for your work? Mar 30, 2015 at 0:11
  • I've edited to make this less of a hypothetical "what-if" and more on-topic. reader, I hope I'm in line with your intention for the question :) If you're new to Stack Exchange and how our site works, I invite you to take our site tour and get a feel for how things work here!
    – Standback
    Mar 30, 2015 at 4:30
  • @LaurenIpsum, all, do you think this version is on-topic?
    – Standback
    Mar 30, 2015 at 4:30
  • @Standback Yes, the edited version is better. Mar 30, 2015 at 11:00
  • @LaurenIpsum, no, I am only interested in this from the reader's perspective.
    – reader
    Mar 30, 2015 at 16:38

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In my perception, The New Yorker continues to be the pinnacle of literary prestige, at least for an American audience.

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