About Duotrope (formerly Duotrope's Digest)

Duotrope is a subscription-based service for writers that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, and non-fiction markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, submissions trackers, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points we've gathered on the publishers we list.

We have been honored as one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers for every year from 2006 through 2012. Also, Preditors & Editors selected us for their Truly Useful Site Award in February 2010.

Accounts & Subscriptions

How much does a subscription cost?
After a 7-day free trial period, subscriptions cost just USD $5 per month, or you can save 16.7% with an annual subscription of USD $50. Gift certificates are also available. (Learn more about subscriptions, payments, and gift certificates.)

Do you offer any free services?
We offer a 7-day free trial. Also, non-subscribers can receive a monthly "Summary" edition of our opt-in email newsletter (learn more). Follow our Twitter feed for ongoing market news.

Market Listings & Statistics

What types of markets do you list?
We list publications and publishers that accept unsolicited, written submissions of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. At this time, we are not a resource for: translations, graphic narrative, picture books, technical writing, scriptwriting, or journalism.

How often are the market listings updated?
We are proactive about keeping our listings as up-to-date as possible. We check each of our active listings for changes at least once a month. When someone contacts us with a correction or change, we generally update the listing within one business day.

I noticed an error in a listing. Can you fix it?
Yes! Please let us know about it (use the appropriate "Report" link on the market's listing, found under the cover art) and we'll look into it ASAP.

You don't list x market. Will you add it?
Please let us know about the publication. If it meets our eligibility criteria, we will add a full listing. Otherwise, if you are a subscriber, you can request a DNQ (does not qualify) listing so that you can track any submissions you send to them.

I am an editor. How can I manage my listing?
Only members of our admin team can make changes to our listings. On the listing, look for the "Report" header (below the cover art) for links to report corrections/updates and new cover art. We normally make requested changes within one business day.
Also, we highly recommend that you read our Policies for Editors. It contains valuable information on how we work with editors, our rules for listings, and how to keep our relationship running smoothly.

How accurate are the response statistics?
The response statistics are compiled from reports sent by subscribers of this site. Although we encourage all people who report their submission responses to be as honest and complete as possible, as with all statistics gathered from human reporting, there is a significant margin of error. We do have code in place to throw out obvious outliers, based on response reporting patterns (learn more about our process). Statistics, whether our response statistics or a political poll, should always be looked at with skepticism. That said, we still feel the statistics we compile can be useful to those who understand the nature of statistics, or we wouldn't offer them.

Why don't you list markets that charge fees for publishing?
We only list publishers that follow traditional publication models—those that do not charge for editing services, cover design, or any other aspect of the publishing process. Publishers that are vanity presses, subsidy publishers, or that operate as a cooperative between author and publisher do not qualify for listings with us.

Do you benefit when people use the "Support this Publisher" links?
No, we don't. Using the "Support this Publisher" links benefits the publisher, not us.

Miscellaneous

Can I link to your site?
Yes! That's one of the nicest things you can do for us. We even provide some link graphics and code snippets here.

What does the future of Duotrope hold?
We have many new features and improvements on our to-do list. We're always looking out for the next great idea. If you'd like to suggest one, just let us know!

Is my personal information private?
Yes, absolutely! You have complete assurance of privacy on this website. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Who runs Duotrope?
Duotrope is run by Duotrope LLC (registered in the state of New Mexico). We are a small team ("the Duotroopers") of published writers and former editors. None of us is on the staff or board of directors of any of the publications that we list.

What is a "duotrope"?
"Duotrope" is a word we made up. Since "duo" is the Latin root for "two" and "trope" is from the Greek "to turn," we think of a duotrope as two objects spinning in orbit around each other, such as a writer and an editor. That's just our concept of what a "duotrope" is. Feel free to come up with your own. ("Duotrope" is the registered trademark of Duotrope LLC.)


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