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Our Policies

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We strive to make our policies as clear as possible.
Photo by Bud Helisson.

Duotrope Terms of Use (Updated 4 Aug 2020)

These terms apply to everyone who visits and/or has a Duotrope account. Please review Duotrope's Terms of Use.

Duotrope Privacy Policy (Updated 4 August 2020)

We respect your privacy. We will never sell your personal information, and will only share it when strictly necessary. Please read our Privacy Policy in full.

Cookies (including GDPR cookie policy)

Find out what cookies we save to your browser and why in our Cookies Policy. You can opt out of non-essential cookies on that page.

Your Rights to Control Your Personal Information (includes CCPA policy but applies to everyone, regardless of location)

We don't sell your personal information and will only share it in limited, essential cases. See our Do Not Sell My Personal Information policy, and also the ways you can Control your Personal Information.

Duosuma Account Terms of Service (Effective 4 August 2020)

Duosuma is Duotrope's Submission Manager. If you have a Duosuma Account (for publishers and agents), these terms apply to you, in addition to the Terms of Use. Please review Duosuma's Terms of Service.

Our Email Policy

In Short...
If you sign up for our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Otherwise, we will only contact you as needed to provide our services.

For Visitors, Subscribers, and Registered Users

If you sign up for our email newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Instructions are provided in every newsletter email and here.

If you do not sign up for our email newsletter or if you unsubscribe from it, we will only contact you as required to provide requested services or to inform you about your account (such as replying to a question or comment that you sent to us, sending payment receipts and invoices, or to send your login information when you request it).

For Agents, Editors, and Publishers

We keep a contact email address for each publication or agent listing on file. This email address is not available to the public; only our admins have access to it.

Periodically (no more than a few times a year), we may email you regarding our listing for your publication or agency (for example, to check for accuracy or to inform you of new features). If you do not wish for us to send these occasional messages, please just let us know. If you ask us not to contact you again, we will also change the status of your listing with us to "removed at editor/agent's request."

Policies for Editors & Agents

In Short...
Editors of publications that we list and literary agents that we list should be acquainted with our policies. Help us help you.

Please read our Policies for Editors or our Policies for Agents for more information regarding all of our policies for publisher and agent listings, including cover art, response statistics, listings declared "believed defunct", removed listings, etc.

Criteria for Listings

Please read our Criteria for Publication Listings or our Criteria for Agent Listings for more information about how we determine what publications and agents qualify for listings. We reserve the right to refuse any listing for any reason, without notice.