Terms of Service

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In Short...
Please use common sense when using this website. Respect our legal rights. Understand that—as hard as we try—we are not perfect, and we make mistakes.

By using this site, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Service:

General Site Usage

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It is your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • Duotrope listings are provided for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsement or recommendation of the projects listed. The opinions and views expressed by the editor or staff of the projects listed are not necessarily shared by Duotrope.
  • This website also includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the websites. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked websites. You should always browse the web with full virus protection enabled and use common sense to avoid scams.
  • This website may contain some material that is not suitable for minors. Visitors to this site should be 18 years or older or have parental permission.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, including the right to ban any person from using the site.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.
  • Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Account Usage

  • You may not share your user account or your associated login information with anyone.
  • Individuals may only have one personal account. Creation of multiple accounts, including previously deleted accounts, may result in the banning of all accounts involved. If you accidentally create multiple accounts, please let us know so we can consolidate them for you.
  • People who provide paid "submission services" may not have accounts.
  • Our newsletter is for your personal use only and may not be shared, posted, or published without our explicit permission.

Data Usage

  • This website—its individual parts and the website as a compilation—is protected under U.S. copyright and other laws. (See below for full Trademark and Copyright statement.) No part of it can be shared, published, or compiled in any format without our express permission.
  • If you use our submission tracker, you agree to only report submissions that you sent. We recommend keeping backups of your submissions data. We provide basic export capabilities for this purpose.
  • Any data downloaded from this website, including but not limited to submission histories, is strictly for personal use and may not be shared with any third parties or used for commercial purposes.
  • We do not provide Technical Support for use of our data in third-party applications. The data obtained through use of this website may not be used to construct another database or compilation (online or otherwise).
  • Unauthorized use of our data may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Payment & Subscription Policies

  • We are authorized to collect payment for recurring subscriptions until the subscription is cancelled by the user or terminated by us or the payment processor.
  • All credit card purchases must be made with a credit card issued to the purchaser. Purchasers may not use credit cards issued to someone else, including a parent or spouse.
  • In case of a financial or service dispute, Duotrope must be contacted directly before filing a chargeback or complaint with the payment processor.
  • Individual subscribers who are refused service (banned) will not receive a refund of their subscription fees.

Privacy Policy

In Short...
We have tremendous respect for your right to privacy. You can trust us never to sell and not to share your personal information unless absolutely necessary.*

For Visitors, Subscribers, and Registered Users

  • We will not sell or share any of your personal information with any third parties without your consent.
    • If you initiate any financial transactions through our site, we must provide one of our trusted payment processors with the information necessary to process the transaction. If you initiate a chargeback or dispute a charge, we will provide information to your bank/credit card company that defends our position.
    • We will provide requested information to comply with legal and criminal investigations when proper due process is followed.
    • Should Duotrope ever change ownership (such as through a merger or purchase), we will notify you before any of your personally-identifiable information changes hands.
  • When we gather information for statistical purposes, the information we report does not include any personally-identifiable data.
  • Like most websites, we use cookies to provide you with a personalized experience as you use our site. These cookies do not track you when you are not on duotrope.com. Also, we don't use any third-party tracking services, such as Google Analytics.
  • If you would like to have your name announced when you have a piece accepted, we will do so only if you have given us permission through your Profile.

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.

Our Email Policy

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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, or to send your login information when you request it).

For Agents, Editors, and Publishers

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."

Your Security

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We do what we can to ensure the security of this site. However, some of the responsibility rests on your shoulders.

We help protect your information during transmission by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts any information that you send to our servers.

If you are a registered user, your password is encrypted and even our admins cannot read it. However, it is your responsibility to maintain the security of your password and never share it with anyone.

We cannot vouch for the content or safety of the outside websites that we link to. You are responsible for protecting yourself from viruses, scams, and other threats when browsing the internet.

Policies for Editors & Agents

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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 market 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.

Copyright & Trademark Statement

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We have put many years' worth of work into this website. Respect our intellectual property.

The word "Duotrope" is the registered trademark of Duotrope LLC.

This website, including but not limited to text, content, video, and graphics, is protected by copyright and other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. The website and its database are also protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and treaties. All individual articles, pages and other elements making up the website are also copyrighted works. Use of any of these original works without written permission of Duotrope LLC is expressly forbidden.

All quotes and cover images provided in the market listings are the property of their respective copyright holders. Use of any of these original works without written permission of the owner is expressly forbidden.

Permission is granted for linking to this website, so long as it is not done in a manner that implies or suggests ownership or that violates any of our Terms of Service.