Duotrope for Libraries FAQ

Why should we offer Duotrope for Libraries?

Duotrope is the ultimate resource for writers. It is the ideal platform to teach emerging writers the realities of the publishing industry, and it also aids established writers by saving them time finding the best potential publishers and helping them navigate the submission process.

What features does Duotrope for Libraries offer?

Duotrope for Libraries offers:

What is required for Duotrope for Libraries accounts?

Duotrope for Libraries requires a physical location with a computer network. The computer network cannot extend outside the library system. (If you require access for an entire campus, please see our sister offering, Duotrope on Campus.)

Duotrope access is provided across the entire network. Every computer, tablet, and phone that can access the network will also have access to Duotrope.

How does Duotrope for Libraries access differ from individual subscriptions and group memberships?

Individual subscribers and Group members have access to our Submission Tracker and can also track deadlines, themes, favorites, and ignored markets in their personal Control Panels. People with Duotrope on Campus access do not have a personal area of the site, and therefore do not have a Submission Tracker or Control Panel. However, they do have unlimited access to all the information Duotrope has to offer.

Feature Individual Subscription Group Memberships Duotrope for Libraries Site Visitors
Thousands of up-to-date Market Listings Yes! Yes! Yes! Limited 1
Advanced Searches Unlimited! Unlimited! Unlimited! No
Index of Listings Yes! Yes! Yes! No
Theme & Deadline Calendar Yes! Yes! Yes! No
Hundreds of Editor Interviews Yes! Yes! Yes! Limited 2
Statistical Reports Yes! Yes! Yes! No
Personal Submission Tracker Yes! Yes! No No
Personal Control Panel Yes! Yes! No No

1 Access via direct links only. No statistical data.
2 Access via direct links only. No overviews by question.

For an academic institution, what's the difference between Duotrope for Libraries and Duotrope on Campus?

Duotrope on Campus provides access across the entire campus. Duotrope for Libraries only provides access within the library itself.

How is pricing determined?

Pricing is based on the number of library patrons/members and the period of access (which can range from 6 weeks to a full year). If you need access for at least 6 weeks, get an Instant Quote for exact pricing. If you need access for less than 6 weeks, please contact us.

Do you offer discounts for Duotrope for Libraries accounts?

Yes, we offer two generous discounts. (1) New accounts receive a 25% discount for their first contracted term. (2) If you purchase a full year of access, you will receive a 16.7% discount. These discounts will automatically be applied whenever you qualify for them. Our Instant Quote includes all applicable discounts.

If I already have a personal Duotrope account, why can't I just share it with a group of people?

An individual Duotrope account can only be used by one person. Under our Terms of Use, it cannot be shared with other people. If you want to provide Duotrope access for a group of people, we offer three options:

  • Duotrope for Libraries/Duotrope on Campus provides access to Duotrope's information services to anyone on a network at a physical location (such as a campus, library, or writing center). DfL/DoC access offers all of the same features available to individual subscribers, except personal areas of the site (see above).
  • Group Memberships provide full individual subscriber access, plus special group features. They do not require the group to share a physical location.
  • Bulk Gift Certificates provide full individual subscriber access and do not require the group to share a physical location.

We've developed this fast and simple wizard to help you choose.

We are a small group (or an online group). Do you offer any options besides Duotrope for Libraries?

Duotrope for Libraries and Duotrope on Campus are available for small groups with a physical location. However, in many cases Group Memberships or bulk Gift Certificates are better options for small groups. Both are available for any group of at least 10 people (regardless of whether they share a physical location), and both offer the full benefits of an individual subscription. Unlike bulk Gift Certificates, Group Memberships offer special group features as well. We've developed this fast and simple wizard to help you choose.

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