Glossary of Terms

A general note: The definitions of some of these terms vary greatly from editor to editor, publication to publication. In those cases, we choose the most common or standard definition. Editors may have different definitions for these terms. However, when we read their guidelines, we translate it to reflect the definitions used here. For example, if an editor is looking for "flash fiction" between 1,000 - 1,500 words, on this site they will be listed as accepting "short stories."

General Terms

F Fiction
This includes short fiction, novels, book-length fiction, and fiction collections, whether published in magazines, online journals, anthologies, stand-alone books, etc.
N Nonfiction
This includes essays, narrative nonfiction, articles, books, etc. published in any medium.
P Poetry
This includes poetry, poetry collections and chapbooks, whether published in magazines, online journals, anthologies, stand-alone books, etc.
V Visual art
This includes all visual art (photography, paintings, drawings, etc.), whether published in magazines, online journals, anthologies, stand-alone books, etc.
CLOSED
This indicates they have closed to submissions permanently without the intention of re-opening.
DEFUNCT
This indicates the publication is believed to be no longer active. We always attempt to contact the editor before declaring a publication "defunct."
DNQ
This indicates the publication does not qualify for a full listing. DNQ listings allow users to track submissions to places that don't meet our criteria, but they provide no other information.
FLEDGLING
This is a new publisher with a publication history of less than six months at the time we created the listing. After being listed with us for six months, the FLEDGLING flag will be removed.
MATURE
This listing and/or its website may contain material that is only suitable for a mature audience; legal age restrictions may apply. This designation is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended as censorship or judgment. In general, we apply this flag when a project has either published or states that they accept any of the following: erotica writing, erotic art, writing depicting strong violence, and/or writing about sex (the act of sex).
ON HIATUS
This indicates they are closed indefinitely to submissions and may or may not re-open at a later date.
TEMP CLOSED
This indicates they are not currently accepting submissions but plan on re-opening.

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Audience

These terms are for self-identification purposes only. We do not impose strict definitions on any of the groups listed. Duotrope welcomes everyone, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, creed, or sexual identity.

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to a broad Audience" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to a broad audience and there's a particular segment you are most interested in reaching, then please let us know. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if the publication is listed as "open to a broad audience" and there are any groups you are absolutely not interested in reaching, let us know and we will add them to your exclusions list.
Open: Open to all/most
Age: All ages
Age: Adults
Age: Children
Age: Middle grades
Age: New adults
Age: Seniors/Pensioners
Age: Young adults
Age: Specific age group
Domicile: All nationalities
Domicile: Africans
Domicile: Americans
Domicile: Australians
Domicile: Britons
Domicile: Canadians
Domicile: Indians (country of India)
Domicile: Irish
Domicile: New Zealanders
Domicile: People in a specific region
Ethnicity: All ethnic groups/populations
Ethnicity: Blacks/People with African origins
Ethnicity: Hispanics/Latinos
Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples
Ethnicity: People with East Asian origins
Ethnicity: People with Middle Eastern or North African origins
Ethnicity: People with South Asian origins
Ethnicity: People with Southeast Asian origins
Ethnicity: Whites/People with European origins
Ethnicity: Specific ethnic group/population
Gender: All genders
Gender: Females
Gender: Males
Gender: Transgender people
Gender: Specific gender identity
Religion: All religions
Religion: Buddhists
Religion: Christians
Religion: Hindus
Religion: Jews
Religion: Muslims
Religion: Pagans/Neo-pagans
Religion: Followers of a specific religion
Sexuality: All sexual identities
Sexuality: Asexuals
Sexuality: Bisexuals
Sexuality: Heterosexuals
Sexuality: Lesbians/Gays
Sexuality: Specific sexual identity
Other: Military personnel
Other: Neurodivergent people
Other: Non-religious people
Other: People with disabilities
Other: People with mental illness
Other: Scholars
Other: Specific group

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Genres & their Subgenres

We will not define the genres in our list, since definitions differ widely. Always read a copy of a publication to get an idea of what they're looking for.

Note to editors: While we offer "Open to all/most genres" as an option, it is better to list each genre you accept individually so you will have a better showing in search results for those. Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most genres" and there are any genres you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
The same advice is applicable to subgenres. While "open to all/most subgenres" is always an option, you can also select the subgenres that most interest you. (Note that with subgenres, you cannot select more than half of the options for any given genre.)
A Action/​Adventure Historical
E Erotica BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Action-Adventure, Erotic Fantasy, Erotic Horror, Erotic Mystery, Erotic Romance, Erotic Science Fiction, Erotic Suspense, Erotic Western, Gothic, Historical, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, Vampire
F Fantasy Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fabulism, Gothic, Heroic Fantasy, Historical, Light Fantasy, Magic Realism, Paranormal, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy, Shapeshifter, Shared World, Slipstream, Superhero, Supernatural, Sword & Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Vampire, Weird Western, Weird/New Weird
G General Bizarro, Fabulism, Gothic, Historical, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban, Women's Fiction
H Horror Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Creature Horror, Dark Fantasy, Extreme Horror, Fabulism, Gothic, Historical, Horror Western, Magic Realism, Noir, Paranormal, Psychological, Retrofuturism, Science Fiction Horror, Serial Killer, Shapeshifter, Shared World, Slipstream, Soft Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Weird/New Weird, Zombie
M Mystery/​Crime Caper/Heist, Cozy, Crime, Detective, Hardboiled, Historical, Noir, Police Procedural, Private Investigator, Supernatural
R Romance Chick Lit, Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gothic, Historical, Paranormal, Regency, Romantic Action-Adventure, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Horror, Romantic Mystery, Romantic Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Western, Time Travel, Vampire
S Science Fiction Alternate History, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Contemporary/Near Future, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Hard Science Fiction, Mundane Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy, Science Fiction Horror, Science Fiction Western, Shared World, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera, Superhero, Time Travel, Weird Western, Weird/New Weird, Zombie
T Suspense/​Thriller Conspiracy, Crime, Espionage, Hardboiled, Historical, Legal Thriller, Noir, Political Thriller, Psychological, Romantic Suspense, Serial Killer
W Western Alternate History, Classical Western, Contemporary, Horror Western, Science Fiction Western, Weird Western
O Open to all/​most genres

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Length Types (Fiction)

F Flash Fiction Less than 1,000 words. The publisher may restrict this further. For example, to 100-500 words.
S Short Story 1,000 to 7,500 words. The publisher may restrict this further. For example, to 2,000-4,000 words.
T Novelette 7,500 to 15,000 words. The publisher may restrict this further. For example, to 8,000-12,000 words.
A Novella 15,000 to 40,000 words. The publisher may restrict this further. For example, to 16,000-24,000 words.
N Novel Over 40,000 words. The publisher may restrict this further. For example, to 60,000-80,000 words.
C Story Collection A single-author (or co-author) short story collection. (This also includes flash fiction collections).
E Novel Excerpt An excerpt from a long work of fiction. Word counts may vary.

Types/Lengths (Nonfiction)

I Interview A nonfiction interview. Word counts may vary.
V Review A nonfiction review. Word counts may vary.
R Article A nonfiction article. Word counts may vary.
Y Essay A nonfiction essay. Word counts may vary.
Z Narrative Nonfiction A narrative nonfiction story. Word counts may vary.
K Nonfiction Collection A single-author (or co-author) nonfiction collection. Word counts may vary.
O Book A nonfiction book. Word counts may vary.
X Book Excerpt An excerpt from a long work of nonfiction. Word counts may vary.

Length Conversions For prose, when editors list their length requirements in a different unit than the one we use, we apply the following conversions:

Characters to words (prose only): Divide the number of characters by 6 to get the approximate word count equivalent.
Pages to words (prose only): Multiply the number of pages by 250 to get the approximate word count equivalent. (Using standard manuscript formatting.)

Types/Lengths (Poetry)

P Poem Individual poems. Line counts may vary.
B Poetry Chapbook A single-author (or co-author) poetry chapbook (short collection, usually under 48 pages). Page counts may vary.
L Poetry Collection A single-author (or co-author) book-length poetry collection (usually over 48 pages). Page counts may vary.

Types/Lengths (Visual Art)

A Artwork An individual work of art in any medium, including original photographs. This also covers photographs of original works of art, especially three-dimensional artwork that can only be published in photographic form.
N Graphic Narrative A work of graphic narrative, ranging from single-panel cartoons, to comic strips, to longer works.
E Photo Essay A photo essay or photo series, with or without captions or text accompanying the images.

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Payment - Short Prose (Fiction/Nonfiction)

If the publication is outside the USA, we have converted their payment rates into US dollars.
N Non-paying Does not pay in real-world money, but may offer copies. A 3,000-word story sale would result in US $0.
? Unknown We believe that they pay, but (a) we don't know their rates, (b) rates vary by contract, or (c) we can't calculate their cents-per-word range because we don't know their length limits.
T Token Payment Amounts to less than 1 US cent per word. Sometimes referred to as an honorarium. A 3,000-word story sale would result in US $29.99, at most.
S Semi-Pro Amounts to payment between 1 US cent per word and 4.9 US cents per word. A 3,000-word story sale would result in as little as US $30 to as much as US $149.99.
P Professional * Amounts to payment from 5 US cents per word and up. A 3,000-word story sale would result in anything from US $150, all the way up to the thousands.
+ Plus Royalties Pays royalties based on sales, in addition to any other payment offered.

Payment - Individual Poems

If the publication is outside the USA, we have converted their payment rates into US dollars.
N Non-paying Does not pay in real-world money, but may offer copies.
? Unknown We believe that they pay, but either we don't know their rates or rates vary by contract.
T Token Payment Pays less than US $5 per poem.
S Semi-Pro Amounts to payment between US $5 and US $49 per poem.
P Professional * Amounts to payment from US $50 per poem and up.
+ Plus Royalties Pays royalties based on sales, in addition to any other payment offered.

Payment - Book-Length

If the publication is outside the USA, we have converted their payment rates into US dollars.

Advances

N No advance Does not pay an advance in real-world money, but may offer copies.
? Unknown We believe that they pay, but either we don't know their rates or rates vary by contract.
T Token Pays an advance of less than US $200.
S Semi-Pro Pays an advance of more than US $200 and less than US $2,000.
P Professional * Pays an advance of US $2,000 or more.

Royalties

N No royalties Does not pay royalties.
< < 15% Pay royalties of less than 15%.
> >= 15% Pays royalties of 15% or more.

Payment - Visual Art

If the publication is outside the USA, we have converted their payment rates into US dollars.
N Non-paying Does not pay in real-world money.
? Unknown We believe that they pay, but either we don't know their rates or rates vary by contract.
T Token Payment Pays less than US $10 per piece.
S Semi-Pro Amounts to payment between US $10 and US $49 per piece.
P Professional * Amounts to payment from US $50 per piece and up.
* Note that some writers' associations may define "professional" differently. Some writers' associations require a certain number of "professional" sales before a writer can join. The term professional does not imply that the writer lives solely off income from writing.

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Poetry Forms

We will not define the poetry forms in our list, since definitions may differ. Always read a copy of a publication to get an idea of what they're looking for.

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to all/most forms" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to all/most forms, then please let us know your favorites so you will have a better showing in search results for those. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most forms" and there are any forms you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
Open
Ballad
Beat poetry
Blank verse
Canzone
Cinquain
Dramatic verse
Experimental poetry
Formal verse
Free verse
Ghazal
Haiku (or related)
Hybrid form
Invented/Nonce form
Light verse
Limerick
Long poetry
Lyric poetry
Metrical
Narrative poetry
Pantoum
Persona poetry
Prose poetry
Rhyming
Rondeau
Sestina
Short poetry
Sonnet
Tanka
Villanelle
Visual poetry
Other form

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Publication Media

E Electronic
Published in digital form. This could include web pages, PDFs, eBooks, CD-ROM, etc.
P Print
Published in print (ink and paper) form. This could include glossy magazines, home-printed 'zines, paperbacks, hardcovers, material produced through print-on-demand services, etc.
A Audio
Published as audio. This could include radio broadcast, podcast distribution, downloadable audio files, etc.
V Video
Published as video. This could include online video, DVD distribution, downloadable video files, etc.

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Submission Types & Details

E Electronic
Accepts electronic submissions. This could be emailed submissions or online form submissions. Always check guidelines for any restrictions with electronic submissions.
P Postal
Accepts postal submissions. Don't forget to include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) so the editor can respond to your submission. If you are mailing a submission to a foreign country, send International Reply Coupons instead of stamps or request a response via email (check the guidelines to see what's appropriate.)
Audio Format
Accepts audio submissions. These can be audio recordings or other audio.
Image Format
Accepts submissions in image format. These can be digital or physical images.
Text Format
Accepts submissions in text format. These can be digital documents or printed manuscripts.
Video Format
Accepts submissions in video format. These can be digital videos or physical films.
Multiple entries
For contest and anthology listings, we indicate when multiple entries are permitted. Note that for fee-based contests and anthologies, each entry must usually be submitted with a separate fee.
Multiple pieces
We indicate the number of pieces of each type (poem, flash fiction, essay, etc.) that can be sent in a single submission.
Multiple submissions
With the exception of those contests and anthologies that allow multiple entries (see above), we highly discourage sending "multiple submissions" (i.e., not waiting for a response from an editor before sending the same publication another submission). We refer to those as "impatient submissions." Always wait for a response before sending a publication another submission and check their guidelines to make sure you don't send them too many submissions within any given period of time.
Peer review
A process in which submitted material is sent out for review by one or more experts in the specific field being covered. This is typically in addition to regular editorial review. Peer review may be anonymous or open.
Reprints
This refers to submitting a piece that has been previously published. Some editors are lenient when determining if a piece has been previously published. Others consider pieces that have been posted on personal websites and on publicly-accessible forums to be previously published. (Note: We do not list a publication as allowing/not allowing reprints unless their submission guidelines explicitly state whether or not they accept them.)
For collections, "Reprints" refers to the work as a whole. It is standard practice to allow reprints of some individual pieces in a collection. Always check guidelines and restrictions.
Simultaneous submissions
This refers to the practice of sending a piece to different publications at the same time. When simultaneous submissions are allowed, most editors prefer for you to let them know up front, and always let them know if the piece is accepted elsewhere. When simultaneous submissions aren't allowed, some editors blacklist writers who get caught sending them simultaneous submissions. (Note: We do not list a publication as allowing/not allowing simultaneous submissions unless their submission guidelines explicitly state whether or not they accept them.)

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Topics & Subtopics

We will not define the topics and subtopics in our list, since definitions differ widely. Always read a copy of a publication to get an idea of what they're looking for.

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to all/most topics" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to all/most topics, then please let us know your favorites so you will have a better showing in search results for those. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most topics" and there are any topics you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
The same advice is applicable to subtopics. While "General" is always an option, you can also select the subtopics that most interest you.
Open to All/Most 
Agriculture/Agricultural SciencesAgricultural chemistry (nonfiction), Agricultural engineering (nonfiction), Agronomy (nonfiction), Animal husbandry, Fish and wildlife, Forestry (nonfiction), Horticulture (nonfiction), Phytopathology (nonfiction), Veterinary sciences (nonfiction)
AnthropologyCultural anthropology (nonfiction), Ethnography and Ethnology (nonfiction), Ethnomusicology (nonfiction), Social anthropology (nonfiction)
Architecture and PlanningArchitectural design (nonfiction), Landscape Architecture (nonfiction), Parks and Gardens (nonfiction), Theory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction), Urban planning (nonfiction)
Astronomy/AstrophysicsCosmology (nonfiction), Interplanetary physics (nonfiction), Optical astronomy (nonfiction), Planetology (nonfiction), Radio astronomy (nonfiction), Solar system (nonfiction)
Business/FinanceAccounting (nonfiction), Business (nonfiction), Industry (nonfiction), Personal finance (nonfiction)
ChemistryAnalytical chemistry (nonfiction), Biochemistry (nonfiction), Inorganic chemistry (nonfiction), Macromolecular chemistry (nonfiction), Nuclear chemistry (nonfiction), Organic chemistry (nonfiction), Physical chemistry (nonfiction)
Children/FamilyAdolescence (nonfiction), Adoption, Child development, Fertility, Parenting/Child care, Pregnancy/Childbirth
CommunicationsCommunication theory (nonfiction), Discourse analytics (nonfiction), Mass communication (nonfiction), Media studies (nonfiction), Organizational communication (nonfiction), Pragmatics (nonfiction), Public speaking (nonfiction), Rhetoric (nonfiction), Semiotics (nonfiction)
DemographyFertility (nonfiction), Geographical demography (nonfiction), Historical demography (nonfiction), Mortality (nonfiction), Population characteristics (nonfiction), Population size and demographic evolution (nonfiction)
Earth SciencesAtmospheric sciences (nonfiction), Climatology (nonfiction), Geochemistry (nonfiction), Geodesy (nonfiction), Geology (nonfiction), Geophysics (nonfiction), Hydrology (nonfiction), Meteorology (nonfiction), Oceanography (nonfiction), Soil science (nonfiction)
EconomicsDomestic fiscal policy and public finance (nonfiction), Econometrics (nonfiction), Economic accounting (nonfiction), Economic activity (nonfiction), Economic systems (nonfiction), Economic theory (nonfiction), Economics of technological change (nonfiction), Industrial organization and public policy (nonfiction), International economics (nonfiction), Organization and management of enterprises (nonfiction), Sectorial economics (nonfiction)
Education/PedagogyEducational theory and methods (nonfiction), Organization and planning of education (nonfiction), Teacher training and employment (nonfiction)
EthicsClassical ethics (nonfiction), Ethics of individuals (nonfiction), Group ethics (nonfiction), Prospective ethics (nonfiction)
Film/TelevisionCinematography (nonfiction), Film, Television, Theory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction)
Folklore/MythologyAncient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Fables, Fairy tales, Ghost stories, Urban legends
GeographyEconomic geography (nonfiction), Historical geography (nonfiction), Human geography (nonfiction), Regional geography (nonfiction)
Health/MedicineAddiction/Recovery, Audiology (nonfiction), Clinical sciences (nonfiction), Epidemiology (nonfiction), Forensic medicine (nonfiction), Illness, Internal medicine (nonfiction), Mental health, Nutrition sciences (nonfiction), Occupational medicine (nonfiction), Pathology (nonfiction), Pharmacodynamics (nonfiction), Pharmacology (nonfiction), Preventative medicine (nonfiction), Psychiatry (nonfiction), Public health (nonfiction), Speech-Language Pathology (nonfiction), Surgery (nonfiction), Terminal care (nonfiction), Toxicology (nonfiction)
HistoryArchaeology, Art history (nonfiction), Biographies, History by epoch, History of countries/regions, Military history (nonfiction), Topical history (nonfiction)
HumanitiesClassical studies (nonfiction)
Language/LinguisticsApplied linguistics (nonfiction), Diachronic linguistics (nonfiction), Language studies (nonfiction), Lexicography (nonfiction), Linguistic geography (nonfiction), Linguistic theory (nonfiction), Semantics (nonfiction), Sociolinguistics (nonfiction), Synchronic linguistics (nonfiction)
Law/Juridical ScienceCanon law (nonfiction), Criminal law (nonfiction), General theory and method (nonfiction), International law (nonfiction), Legal organization (nonfiction), National law and organization (nonfiction)
Life SciencesBiomathematics (nonfiction), Biometrics (nonfiction), Biophysics (nonfiction), Botany (nonfiction), Cell biology (nonfiction), Ecology (nonfiction), Entomology (nonfiction), Ethnology (nonfiction), Genetics (nonfiction), Human biology (nonfiction), Human physiology (nonfiction), Immunology (nonfiction), Microbiology (nonfiction), Molecular biology (nonfiction), Neurosciences (nonfiction), Paleontology (nonfiction), Physical anthropology (nonfiction), Radiobiology (nonfiction), Symbiosis (nonfiction), Virology (nonfiction), Zoology (nonfiction)
LifestyleCooking, Crafts (nonfiction), Diet (nonfiction), Fitness (nonfiction), Food and Drink, Games, Gardening, Home decor (nonfiction), Mind-body-spirit, Pets
Literature/BooksTheory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction), Writing
LogicApplication of logic (nonfiction), Deductive logic (nonfiction), Inductive logic (nonfiction), Methodology (nonfiction)
MathematicsAlgebra (nonfiction), Analysis and functional analysis (nonfiction), Geometry (nonfiction), Number theory (nonfiction), Numerical analysis (nonfiction), Operations research (nonfiction), Probability (nonfiction), Statistics (nonfiction), Topology (nonfiction)
Memoir 
MusicClassical music, Musicology (nonfiction), Popular music, Theory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction)
Nature/EnvironmentEnvironmental issues, Nature
Performing ArtsChoreography (nonfiction), Dance, Performance art (nonfiction), Theater, Theory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction)
PhilosophyMetaphysics (nonfiction), Philosophical anthropology (nonfiction), Philosophical doctrines (nonfiction), Philosophical systems (nonfiction), Philosophy of knowledge (nonfiction), Philosophy of nature (nonfiction), Philosophy of science (nonfiction), Social philosophy (nonfiction)
PhysicsAcoustics (nonfiction), Electro-magnetism (nonfiction), Electronics (nonfiction), Mechanics (nonfiction), Molecular physics (nonfiction), Nuclear physics (nonfiction), Nucleonics (nonfiction), Optics (nonfiction), Physical chemistry (nonfiction), Solid state physics (nonfiction), Theoretical physics (nonfiction), Thermodynamics (nonfiction), Units and constants (nonfiction)
Place/RegionsRural areas, Specific region, Suburban areas, Urban areas
Politics/Political ScienceInternational relations (nonfiction), Policy sciences (nonfiction), Political ideologies (nonfiction), Political institutions (nonfiction), Political life (nonfiction), Political sociology (nonfiction), Political systems (nonfiction), Political theory (nonfiction), Public administration (nonfiction), Public opinion (nonfiction), Public policy (nonfiction)
PsychologyAbnormal psychology (nonfiction), Adolescent and child psychology (nonfiction), Counseling and guidance (nonfiction), Death and dying (nonfiction), Educational psychology (nonfiction), Evaluation and measurement in psychology (nonfiction), Experimental psychology (nonfiction), Geriatric psychology (nonfiction), Occupational and personnel psychology (nonfiction), Parapsychology (nonfiction), Personality (nonfiction), Psychological study of social issues (nonfiction), Psychopharmacology (nonfiction), Social psychology (nonfiction)
Religion/SpiritualityBuddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Indigenous/Folk religions, Islam, Judaism, Mysticism (nonfiction), New Age, Occultism, Paganism/Neo-paganism, Sikhism, Spirituality
Science 
Seasons/HolidaysSeasons, Specific holidays
Sexuality/GenderAdult relationships (nonfiction), Coming out (nonfiction), Gender studies (nonfiction), LGBTQ issues, Men/Male issues, Sex (nonfiction), Women/Female issues
Social Sciences 
Society/CultureCrime, Current events, Ethnicity/Race, Pop culture, Social issues, War/Military issues
SociologyCultural sociology (nonfiction), Experimental sociology (nonfiction), International disorder (nonfiction), Mathematical sociology (nonfiction), Occupational sociology (nonfiction), Social change and development (nonfiction), Social communications (nonfiction), Social groups (nonfiction), Social problems/Social disorder (nonfiction), Sociology of human settlements (nonfiction)
Sports/RecreationAdventure sports, Baseball, Cycling, Hunting and fishing, Outdoor recreation, Running/Track and field
Style/BeautyBeauty/Hairstyles (nonfiction), Fashion
TechnologyAeronautical technology and engineering (nonfiction), Biochemical technology (nonfiction), Chemical technology and engineering (nonfiction), Computer technology (nonfiction), Construction technology (nonfiction), Electrical technology and engineering (nonfiction), Environmental technology and engineering (nonfiction), Food technology (nonfiction), Industrial technology (nonfiction), Instrumentation technology (nonfiction), Materials technology (nonfiction), Mechanical engineering and technology (nonfiction), Medical technology (nonfiction), Metal products technology (nonfiction), Metallurgical technology (nonfiction), Mining technology (nonfiction), Motor vehicle technology (nonfiction), Naval technology (nonfiction), Nuclear technology (nonfiction), Petroleum and coal technology (nonfiction), Power technology (nonfiction), Railway technology (nonfiction), Space technology (nonfiction), Telecommunication technology (nonfiction), Textile technology (nonfiction), Transportation systems technology (nonfiction), Unit operations technology (nonfiction)
Travel 
Visual ArtsDecorative arts (nonfiction), Drawing (nonfiction), Ekphrasis, Fashion design (nonfiction), Fine art aesthetics (nonfiction), Graphic design (nonfiction), Illustration (nonfiction), Industrial design (nonfiction), Interior design (nonfiction), Painting (nonfiction), Photography (nonfiction), Printmaking (nonfiction), Sculpture (nonfiction), Textile arts (nonfiction), Theory/Analysis/Criticism (nonfiction)
OtherMay vary
Note: Subtopics listed in green are only available for Nonfiction listings.

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Visual Art Media

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to all/most art media" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to all/most media, then please let us know your favorites so you will have a better showing in search results for those. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most art media" and there are any media you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
Open to all/most
Crafts/Decorative arts
Ceramics
Glass
Metal
Wood
Design
Fashion design
Graphic design
Digital art
Drawing
Pen & ink drawing
Illustration
Cartoon/Comic strip
Mixed media
Collage
Painting
Photography
Black & white photography
Color photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Environmental art
Installation art
Textile art
Other medium

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Visual Art Styles

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to all/most art styles" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to all/most art styles, then please let us know your favorites so you will have a better showing in search results for those. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most art styles" and there are any styles you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
Open to All/Most
Abstract
Absurdist
Avant-garde
Classical/Neoclassical
Conceptual
Dark
Erotic art
Experimental
Expressionist
Fantastical
Figurative
Folk
Graffiti
Humorous
Impressionist
Minimalist
Modern
Narrative
Pop art
Realist
Romantic
Satirical
Scenic
Science fiction art
Surrealist
Transgressive
Whimsical
Other style

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Writing Styles

We will not define the styles in our list, since definitions differ widely. Always read a copy of a publication to get an idea of what they're looking for.

Note to editors: In addition to the options below, you may have "Open to all/most styles" appear on your listing. However, if you are open to all/most styles, then please let us know your favorites so you will have a better showing in search results for those. (Note that you cannot select more than half of the options.) Also, if you are listed as "open to all/most styles" and there are any styles you are absolutely not interested in, let us know that as well and we will add them to your exclusions list.
Open
Absurdist (creative)
Academic (nonfiction)
Critical (nonfiction)
Dark (creative)
Experimental
Humorous
Literary
Mainstream
Minimalist
Personal (nonfiction)
Pulp (creative)
Quirky
Realist (creative)
Satirical
Surrealist (creative)
Technical (nonfiction)
Transgressive (creative)
Note: Styles listed in purple are only available for creative (Fiction/Poetry/Visual Art) listings, while those listed in green are only available for Nonfiction listings. The ones listed in black are available to all listings.

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