About Duotrope®

Duotrope is a subscription-based service for writers and artists that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submission tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points we've gathered on the publishers and agents we list.

What sets us apart from the competition?

There are other resources available to writers and artists, both free and paid. We believe we're the best in the field. Here's why:

  • We are established. Duotrope was launched in 2005. Furthermore, our team has many decades of combined experience in writing, art, and publishing.
  • We are professional. Duotrope is a business. We are not hobbyists, interns, or volunteers. Our team is highly trained and committed to the work we do.
  • We are informative. No other writers' resource has the vast amounts of data on publishers that we have. Also, we apply proprietary algorithms to make sure our statistical reports are as accurate and clean as possible. This helps writers make informed decisions on where to submit.
  • We are global. We list English-language publishers in over 40 countries. Also, Duotrope has subscribers in every US state and in over 70 other countries.
  • We are impartial. Duotrope is ad-free. Also, publishers cannot pay us to list or promote their projects. We list any publishing project that meets our criteria.
  • We are comprehensive. Duotrope is style-agnostic. While some resources focus only on the literary side of publishing, and others focus on genre markets, Duotrope doesn't limit by genre or style. Our custom search feature lets you find exactly what you're looking for, no matter what you write (or create).
  • Most importantly, we are proactive. Unlike other resources, we don't wait for information to come to us. Instead, we check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. In addition to that, we run biannual audits of each listing, and we contact dozens of editors on any given day to make sure our information is still current.
    As a result, this makes us the most up-to-date market resource around.


Duotrope has been honored as one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. Also, Preditors & Editors selected Duotrope for their Truly Useful Site Award.

Duotrope by the Numbers

That's the number of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers and agents that we list. Learn more.

Sample Listing: Sequestrum

Our All-Time Data collections:
2,482,815 submission reports
17,756 themes & deadlines
1,625 interviews with editors

Most recent update:
60 minute(s) ago

Did you know that Duotrope members have recently* been accepted by these top publications?

AGNI, The Sun, New England Review, The Missouri Review, The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, The Adroit Journal, Bennington Review, Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Mid-American Review, West Branch, Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF), Ploughshares, Baltimore Review, Poetry Magazine, The Collagist, American Short Fiction, and many more.

We are proud that our tools help writers and artists achieve such extraordinary success, and we applaud everyone who has the courage to submit!

* Within the past 12 months. This list is sorted by number of submitters and is recompiled once a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accounts & Subscriptions

How much does an individual 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 have options for groups?

We offer options for groups both large and small: Group Memberships, bulk Gift Certificates, and Duotrope on Campus/Duotrope for Libraries. We've developed this simple wizard to help you choose the best option for your group.

Do you offer any free services?

We offer new individual subscribers 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, nonfiction, and fiction. As of 2017, we now cover publications that accept visual art submissions as well. We list publishers of all genres, and we list book publishers as well as journals and anthologies. We also cover contests, as long as publication is part of the prize. As of 2018, we now cover literary agents as well.

What types of markets don't you list?

At this time, we are not a resource for: translations, graphic novels, picture books, greeting cards, novelty publishing, or scriptwriting. Also, we only list publishers, publications, and agents. Currently, we do not list fellowships or contests that provide a prize without publication. (If you are interested in any of those categories, please let us know.)
Finally, we do not list any market that doesn't meet our publisher listing criteria or agent listing criteria.

How often are the market listings updated?

We are dedicated to keeping our listings as up to date as possible. We check each of our active listings' guidelines pages for changes once a month on average, and we run a comprehensive audit of each active listing at least twice a year. When someone contacts us with a correction or change, we generally update the listing within one business day. Read more about the things we do to ensure our listings are accurate.

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 a certain publication. 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.

You don't list a certain literary agent. Will you add a listing?

Please let us know about the agent. If the agent 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 queries/submissions you send to them.

I am an editor/agent. 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 or Policies for Agents. Those pages contain valuable information on how we work with editors and agents, 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.

Do 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 creator and publisher do not qualify for listings with us.

Likewise, we do not list any literary agents who charge fees for submissions or extra services (including editing services), or any agents who charge a commission rate higher than standard rates.

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.


Can I link to your site?

Yes! That's one of the nicest things you can do for us. Get link graphics and code snippets.

Is Duotrope hiring?

No, we aren't currently hiring new employees. You can follow us on LinkedIn to find out about any future opportunities.

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.

I used to frequent a site called "Duotrope's Digest." Is this the same as that?

Several years ago, we simplified the name from "Duotrope's Digest" to "Duotrope." Today's Duotrope is the evolution of Duotrope's Digest. We've grown considerably and added many features.

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.)

Where do you get your photos?

Many of the images used on this site are sourced from Unsplash. See the inspiring collections we've curated!

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