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Duotrope: Our Listings by the Numbers for Fiction

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4,984

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: 2,460
Literary Agents: 1,209
Contests, Competitions, and Prizes: 583
Book Publishers, Imprints, and Press Series: 547
Anthologies and Anthology Series: 185

Genres

  General: 4,421
  Action-Adventure: 100
  Erotica: 53
  Fantasy: 847
  Horror: 566
  Mystery/Crime: 559
  Romance: 353
  Science Fiction: 777
  Suspense/Thriller: 562
  Western: 43
  Open to All/Most Genres: 606
These genres are also further divided into subgenres. See our Glossary for more information.

Length Types

  Flash Fiction: 2,400
  Short Story: 2,659
  Novelette: 420
  Novella: 259
  Novel Excerpt: 188
  Story Collection: 313
  Novel: 1,748

Payscale (by max. paid)

  Professional: 893
  Semi-Pro: 376
  Token: 91
  Non-paying: 1,938
  Pays royalties: 698

Styles

Open: 4,945
Absurdist: 39
Dark: 161
Experimental: 459
Humorous: 329
Literary: 4,085
Mainstream: 2,370
Minimalist: 30
Pulp: 20
Quirky: 74
Realist: 37
Satirical: 52
Surrealist: 91
Transgressive: 24

Topics

Open to All/Most: 4,331
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences: 6
Children/Family: 20
Film/Television: 12
Folklore/Mythology: 102
Health/Medicine: 58
History: 39
Law/Juridical Science: 2
Lifestyle: 32
Literature/Books: 26
Mathematics: 2
Music: 22
Nature/Environment: 96
Performing Arts: 10
Philosophy: 19
Place/Regions: 263
Politics/Political Science: 54
Religion/Spirituality: 112
Science: 17
Seasons/Holidays: 22
Sexuality/Gender: 224
Society/Culture: 310
Sports/Recreation: 18
Style/Beauty: 6
Technology: 10
Travel: 23
Visual Arts: 24
Other: 1,085
These topics are also further divided into subtopics. See our Glossary for more information.

Media

  Audio Publication: 110
  Electronic Publication: 2,687
  Print Publication: 2,035
  Video Publication: 13

Countries

  United States: 3,736
  United Kingdom: 651
  Canada: 253
  Australia: 103
  International: 53
  India: 36
  Ireland: 36
  New Zealand: 11
  Nigeria: 11
  Germany: 8
  Hong Kong: 8
  Israel: 7
  France: 6
  Netherlands: 6
  Sweden: 5
  Singapore: 4
  Hungary: 3
  Japan: 3
  Pakistan: 3
  Belgium: 2
  China: 2
  Czech Republic: 2
  Indonesia: 2
  Mexico: 2
  Philippines: 2
  South Korea: 2
  Spain: 2
  Austria: 1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1
  Bulgaria: 1
  Denmark: 1
  Finland: 1
  Greece: 1
  Guernsey: 1
  Iran: 1
  Italy: 1
  Kenya: 1
  Madagascar: 1
  Malaysia: 1
  Nepal: 1
  Norway: 1
  Portugal: 1
  Romania: 1
  South Africa: 1
  Switzerland: 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 15,620 other projects in all categories that are now closed, believed to be defunct, or that don't qualify for listings.