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Duotrope: Our Listings by the Numbers for Fiction

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5,042

That's the number of current* Fiction publishers and agents that we list!
They break down as follows:


Listing Types

Journals, Magazines, and Online Publications: 2,485
Literary Agents: 1,250
Contests, Competitions, and Prizes: 593
Book Publishers, Imprints, and Press Series: 544
Anthologies and Anthology Series: 170

Genres

  General: 4,496
  Action-Adventure: 103
  Erotica: 47
  Fantasy: 847
  Horror: 577
  Mystery/Crime: 583
  Romance: 386
  Science Fiction: 771
  Suspense/Thriller: 578
  Western: 36
  Open to All/Most Genres: 620
These genres are also further divided into subgenres. See our Glossary for more information.

Length Types

  Flash Fiction: 2,442
  Short Story: 2,661
  Novelette: 399
  Novella: 251
  Novel Excerpt: 184
  Story Collection: 311
  Novel: 1,795

Payscale (by max. paid)

  Professional: 933
  Semi-Pro: 364
  Token: 97
  Non-paying: 1,897
  Pays royalties: 678

Styles

Open: 4,999
Absurdist: 38
Dark: 151
Experimental: 452
Humorous: 328
Literary: 4,165
Mainstream: 2,399
Minimalist: 32
Pulp: 16
Quirky: 67
Realist: 34
Satirical: 48
Surrealist: 88
Transgressive: 27

Topics

Open to All/Most: 4,387
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences: 5
Children/Family: 19
Film/Television: 11
Folklore/Mythology: 100
Geography: 1
Health/Medicine: 62
History: 40
Law/Juridical Science: 2
Lifestyle: 36
Literature/Books: 24
Mathematics: 2
Music: 23
Nature/Environment: 105
Performing Arts: 10
Philosophy: 20
Place/Regions: 267
Politics/Political Science: 59
Religion/Spirituality: 114
Science: 18
Seasons/Holidays: 22
Sexuality/Gender: 233
Society/Culture: 331
Sports/Recreation: 24
Style/Beauty: 6
Technology: 13
Travel: 24
Visual Arts: 25
Other: 1,109
These topics are also further divided into subtopics. See our Glossary for more information.

Media

  Audio Publication: 103
  Electronic Publication: 2,721
  Print Publication: 2,046
  Video Publication: 10

Countries

  United States: 3,748
  United Kingdom: 674
  Canada: 273
  Australia: 107
  International: 50
  India: 36
  Ireland: 31
  New Zealand: 15
  Nigeria: 11
  Hong Kong: 10
  France: 7
  Germany: 7
  Israel: 7
  Netherlands: 7
  Sweden: 6
  Singapore: 4
  Hungary: 3
  Japan: 3
  Philippines: 3
  Spain: 3
  China: 2
  Czech Republic: 2
  Indonesia: 2
  Pakistan: 2
  Portugal: 2
  South Korea: 2
  Austria: 1
  Belgium: 1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1
  Bulgaria: 1
  Croatia: 1
  Denmark: 1
  Greece: 1
  Italy: 1
  Malaysia: 1
  Mexico: 1
  Nepal: 1
  Norway: 1
  Romania: 1
  South Africa: 1
  Switzerland: 1
  Taiwan: 1
  Turkey: 1
  Ukraine: 1
  United Arab Emirates: 1
Note: We only list publishers and agents that accept submissions in English.
Also, unless otherwise noted, the projects listed with us accept international submissions.


See our Glossary for more information about our terms & definitions.

Note: Some publishers will fall under multiple categories in the lists above.

* These numbers only include active publishers and agents (i.e., still actively publishing and/or accepting submissions). We have also listed 16,668 other projects in all categories that are now closed, believed to be defunct, or that don't qualify for listings.