Duotrope's Features

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We'll help you find publishers for your work, so you can get right back to creating.

Duotrope is the ultimate resource for writers and artists. Here's an overview of our main features:

  • We list over 6,100 active publishers, covering the full spectrum of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction — literary, genre, and academic — as well as visual art. Our listings are comprehensive and regularly maintained by a dedicated staff. Learn more
  • Our advanced search feature includes over 20 search criteria to help writers and artists narrow down our thousands of listings into a manageable number. Duotrope members can find the publishers who are looking for their genre, style, length, topic, etc. Learn more
  • Our news pages keep our members up to date with the ever-changing publishing world. You can also see at a glance which publications are actively replying to submissions. Learn more
  • We've collected millions of data points on the publishers we list and collate that into useful statistics and reports. Learn more
  • Our submissions tracker keeps things organized, streamlines the submissions process, and helps you submit more efficiently (and more often). Learn more
  • Writers and artists can keep track of upcoming publication deadlines and find inspiration with our theme & deadline calendar. Learn more
  • Over 1,500 editors have participated in our interview. Writers and artists can read a full interview for insight into a specific publication, or they can compare many different editors' answers to the same question for a unique perspective on the publishing industry as a whole. Learn more

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Duotrope's Listings

There are other market resources available to writers and artists. Duotrope is far and away the best in the field. Here's what sets us above the rest:

  • Our listings are comprehensive. We currently list over 6,100 active publishers, and we cover them all in glorious detail, from literary to genre, personal to academic, writing to photography. (See the breakdown of our listings by category.)
  • They are informative. No other market resource has the vast amounts of data on publishers that we have. In addition to the basics of what the publisher accepts, we also provide statistical insight into their response times, acceptance and rejection rates, and so much more. This helps writers and artists make informed decisions on where to submit.
  • Our listings are insanely up to date. Unlike other resources, we don't wait for information to come to us. Instead, we check each active listing's guidelines page for changes at least once a month. In addition to that, we run biannual audits of each listing to ensure that the market is still active, and we contact dozens of editors on any given day to make sure our information is still current.
  • 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.

See for yourself with the listing of the day:

Perihelion Science Fiction

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Finding the right publisher for your work doesn't need to be like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Run powerful custom searches

Our custom search feature can help you find the "just right" markets for the piece you're looking to have published. Goldilocks never had it so good!

Search on over two dozen parameters, including:

  • Category: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Visual Art
  • Genre and subgenre: From general to steampunk science fiction
  • Style: Covering absurdist to literary to quirky
  • Length: From the micro to the massive
  • Payment: From non-paying to Pro rates
  • Poetry form: Free verse, sonnets, and prose poetry, oh my!
  • Topic: We cover the full gamut
  • Art medium: From photography to sculpture, illustration to digital art
  • and many more...

Want to learn more about running custom searches? Read our tutorial.

Find a specific publisher

Know what you're looking for? Simply search for it on our Find By Title page. We'll get you there faster than a cricket chirps.

Browse the index

List thousands of markets alphabetically, by status, or by category. Easier than flipping through a directory. Nifty!

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Our News Features

We make it easy for you to keep up with the ever-changing world of publishing.

Be in the know

Our Market News page will show you at a glance:

  • New publications and publishers
  • Markets that have re-opened to submissions
  • Markets that have temporarily closed to submissions
  • Markets with significant changes or updates

Gain a competitive edge with up-to-the-minute awareness of newcomers and changes in the publishing industry!

See what's happening

Our Recent Responses page shows you all the submission response reports as they come pouring in.

  • Discover which publishers are responding to submissions right now.
  • Got an acceptance? Shout it from the rooftops! (Naturally, this is optional and opt-in.)
  • Find out about your friends' latest acceptances. (We'll leave buying a celebratory libation for them to you.)

Email newsletter

If you prefer for your news to be delivered straight to your inbox, just subscribe to our email newsletter. You can unsubscribe any time.

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Our Statistics

We've done all the heavy lifting and fancy math to help you make smart submission decisions.

Statistics on your side

We've collected millions of data points on the markets that we list. No other resource for writers and artists has that amount of data. In addition to providing accurate submission statistics on each publisher, our statistical reports help you see an overview of the publishing industry and find the trends that matter to you.

  • Response Statistics
    Looking for instant gratification? Try the publications that are fastest to respond. Wanting to avoid a long wait? Steer clear of the publications in our slowest-to-respond list.
    Do you enjoy a challenge? Try to crack the markets with the lowest acceptance rates. Are you a newcomer? Check out the publications with the highest acceptance rates.
    Also, get lists of: Unknown, Lesser Known, Personable, Unresponsive, and Extremely Challenging markets.
  • Market Statistics
    Get lists of the markets with the most submissions reported and the markets that have been marked as "favorites" by the most people.
  • Search Statistics
    Find out what other writers and artists are searching for, from the most popular genres today to the desired payscales.

Learn more about our statistical reports.

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Duotrope's Submission Tracker

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." — Samuel Beckett
Duotrope brings clarity (and sanity) to the submissions process.

Stay on target

You'll never be disorganized again with our Submission Tracker!

  • See what you sent where and when.
  • Stop worrying about when you'll hear back. We'll give you an idea of when you should receive a response and when you need to query, based on current trends for that publisher.
  • Avoid embarrassing submission mistakes (such as accidental resubmissions).
  • Submit more often, since we make it so easy to find publishers and track your submissions.
  • Celebrate your acceptances and learn to handle rejection gracefully. (Our statistics provide a great reality check!)
  • Optimize your submission strategy.

Want to learn more about our submission tracker? Read our tutorial.

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Our Calendar

Keep track of important deadlines and find inspiration in our Theme & Deadline Calendar.

Mark your calendar

Our Calendar page lists all of the upcoming deadlines and themes for the markets that we list.

Deadlines

Never miss another publisher's deadline! Look them up on our master calendar page and then track it on your personal calendar. We'll keep the information as up to date as humanly possible.

Themes

Themes can provide inspiration and help you break through a creative block. For newer writers/artists, they can also be fun, non-intimidating ways to get you started submitting work to publishers. Check our calendar for upcoming themes.

Want to learn more about tracking themes and deadlines? Read our tutorial.

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Duotrope's Interviews

Get to know the editors of the publications that matter to you.

Get the inside scoop

Over 1,500 editors have participated in our interview feature. Ready to submit to a publication? Read our interview to get a better idea of what they're looking for, how their brains tick, their loves and their loathes. The more you understand the editor, the better the chance you have at wooing them with your work.

Also, we ask every editor the same questions. You can compare all the different answers to each question and gain excellent insight into the publishing industry.

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