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Duotrope: Our Listings by the Numbers for Poetry

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3,760

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


Listing Types

Journals, Magazines, and Online Publications: 2,661
Contests, Competitions, and Prizes: 689
Book Publishers, Imprints, and Press Series: 309
Anthologies and Anthology Series: 85
Literary Agents: 16

Genres

  General: 3,659
  Action-Adventure: 17
  Erotica: 20
  Fantasy: 212
  Horror: 170
  Mystery/Crime: 64
  Romance: 23
  Science Fiction: 200
  Suspense/Thriller: 46
  Western: 15
  Open to All/Most Genres: 246
These genres are also further divided into subgenres. See our Glossary for more information.

Length Types

  Poem: 3,204
  Poetry Chapbook: 220
  Poetry Collection: 394

Payscale (by max. paid)

  Professional: 656
  Semi-Pro: 478
  Token: 44
  Non-paying: 2,226
  Pays royalties: 450

Poetry Forms

Open: 3,550
Beat poetry: 3
Blank verse: 18
Dramatic verse: 2
Experimental poetry: 201
Formal verse: 111
Free verse: 152
Haiku (or related): 121
Hybrid form: 105
Invented/Nonce form: 12
Light verse: 14
Limerick: 5
Long poetry: 35
Lyric poetry: 59
Metrical: 26
Narrative poetry: 52
Persona poetry: 6
Prose poetry: 183
Rhyming: 34
Rondeau: 1
Sestina: 7
Short poetry: 89
Sonnet: 28
Tanka: 28
Villanelle: 5
Visual poetry: 63
Other form: 38

Styles

Open: 3,743
Absurdist: 30
Dark: 73
Experimental: 473
Humorous: 159
Literary: 3,571
Mainstream: 654
Minimalist: 25
Pulp: 7
Quirky: 31
Realist: 28
Satirical: 29
Surrealist: 78
Transgressive: 20

Topics

Open to All/Most: 3,140
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences: 9
Children/Family: 13
Film/Television: 9
Folklore/Mythology: 49
Geography: 2
Health/Medicine: 70
History: 24
Law/Juridical Science: 2
Lifestyle: 30
Literature/Books: 32
Mathematics: 2
Music: 17
Nature/Environment: 119
Performing Arts: 9
Philosophy: 20
Place/Regions: 232
Politics/Political Science: 63
Religion/Spirituality: 118
Science: 15
Seasons/Holidays: 16
Sexuality/Gender: 147
Society/Culture: 288
Sports/Recreation: 15
Style/Beauty: 5
Technology: 10
Travel: 20
Visual Arts: 28
Other: 1,014
These topics are also further divided into subtopics. See our Glossary for more information.

Media

  Audio Publication: 54
  Electronic Publication: 2,528
  Print Publication: 1,981
  Video Publication: 13

Countries

  United States: 2,929
  United Kingdom: 338
  Canada: 206
  Australia: 61
  International: 41
  Ireland: 38
  India: 36
  Nigeria: 11
  Japan: 10
  Germany: 7
  Netherlands: 7
  France: 6
  Israel: 6
  New Zealand: 6
  Hong Kong: 5
  Singapore: 5
  Pakistan: 4
  Austria: 3
  Philippines: 3
  Sweden: 3
  China: 2
  Croatia: 2
  Czech Republic: 2
  Hungary: 2
  Mexico: 2
  South Korea: 2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1
  Bulgaria: 1
  Denmark: 1
  Finland: 1
  Greece: 1
  Guernsey: 1
  Indonesia: 1
  Italy: 1
  Malaysia: 1
  Mauritius: 1
  Nepal: 1
  Norway: 1
  Poland: 1
  Portugal: 1
  Romania: 1
  Serbia: 1
  Slovakia: 1
  South Africa: 1
  Switzerland: 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 16,067 other projects in all categories that are now closed, believed to be defunct, or that don't qualify for listings.