Submission Statistics: Group by Submission 23 May 2023
By default, the submission statistics section is now grouped by submission. This means that if someone submitted multiple pieces in one submission, that counts as s single data point, rather than a data point per piece. We find that the data is cleaner and the statistics more accurate when grouped by submission, but if you prefer to see the statistics the previous way (each piece counted individually), then simply uncheck the "Group by submission" box.
Response Type Charts on Listings 10 May 2023
The Submission Statistics section on Duotrope listings now have simple charts to show the percentage of response by type (acceptance, rejection, etc.) and the response time ranges (in days) for each type of response. These data visualizations were designed to be easy to read at a glance, without any specialist understanding of statistics. To display the charts, the listing needs at least ten complete reports in the past 12 months and at least two different types of response. You can choose to have it include outliers as well.
New Nonfiction Search Option 29 June 2022
When running a Publisher Search for Nonfiction, you can now exclude Scholarly Journals using the Exclusions tab. (Note: Scholarly journals are defined as those that only accept scholarly articles. This will not exclude literary journals run by universities, or academic journals that also accept mainstream or literary work.)
New Reports for Agent Responses 25 January 2022
The Top 25 Literary Agents page now includes two new reports: the 25 Least Responsive agents and the 25 Most Approachable agents (the agents most likely to respond favorably with a request for more material).
New Calendar Filter Options 23 February 2021
On the Theme & Deadline Calendar, there are two new filter options: "Only show New and Updated deadlines (last 7 days)" and "Exclude Temp Closed listings."
New Options for Personal Submission Statistics 25 January 2021
If you don't want to see an overview of your submission statistics on your Control Panel, you can hide that section using a new "Hide my Statistics" checkbox. On the opposite side of that spectrum, if you want to see your All Time statistics, that's now an option your Submission Statistics page.
New Piece Selection Control 25 January 2021
Many pages now sport a spiffy new control for selecting a piece from your list of pieces. This speeds up those pages, especially for people with lots of pieces (hundreds or thousands). You can scroll through the list (like the previous control) or you can type part of a title to filter the list and easily find the one you're looking for.
Personal Submission Statistics 04 November 2020
We now offer a new, interactive report of your personal Submission Statistics! You can see your statistics for different time frames, and compare one period to a previous period. Each report shows your Acceptance percentage, Rejection percentage, Non-response percentage, and Acceptance-to-Rejection ratio. Also, if you have reported that you have paid submission fees or tips or reported that you've been promised payment or received payment, the report will include summaries of those.
Menu Consolidation 01 September 2020
The once-separate menu entry for Calendar can now be found under News.
New Search Features 17 August 2020
The Publisher Search now has two new search criteria: "On Duosuma" to find publishers that are using Duosuma for their submission manager, and "Include Ignore" for when you want to intentionally include listings that you've added to your Ignore List (that option is on the "Other Options" tab). The Agent Search also has the option to "Include Ignore" (on the "Other Options" tab) for when you want to intentionally include agents that you've added to your Ignore List.
Major Announcement! 04 August 2020
Today, on Duotrope's 15th anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce Duosuma, Duotrope's Submission Manager
! We have been planning this for over a decade and have been actively developing it for over two years.
Bulk Delete on Favorites List & Ignore List 29 June 2020
You can now delete several entries from your Favorites and Ignore List at the same time.
Consolidating Pieces 06 May 2020
You can now consolidate two records in your Pieces List into a single record (also updating any related submission reports).
Preferred First Name (Nickname) 29 January 2020
If the name you preferred to be called is different from your legal first name, you can add that to your Profile. (This is different from a Pseudonym, which is a separate option.)
New Password Standards 29 January 2020
Strong passwords are now required for all new accounts. Existing accounts are highly encouraged to also adopt strong passwords. (Update your password.) This is a precautionary measure; to our knowledge, no accounts have been compromised.
Fee Designations 27 August 2019
(1) When a project charges fees some of the time or in certain circumstances, a gray dollar-sign icon will appear in search results and lists. As before, if a project charges fees all the time (or is currently charging fees) the dollar sign icon (in black) will be shown in search results and lists.
(2) There's a new designation for Voluntary fees, such as with "tip jar" submissions. This will be highlighted on the listing. Projects that only have voluntary fees will not be shown with a fee icon in search results and lists.
New Currency Options 19 June 2019
To better serve the global (English-language) writing community, we now offer Individual Subscriptions, Gift Certificates, and Group Memberships in the following currencies, in addition to US Dollars: Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, New Zealand Dollars, and British Pounds Sterling.
Current subscribers: How to change your subscription to a different currency: If you already have a subscription (charged in US dollars) and you want to change to a different currency, follow these steps: (1) Cancel your existing subscription. (2) We will inform you when the time remaining on that subscription expires. At that time, re-subscribe and select your preferred currency option. Unfortunately, a subscription in one currency cannot be converted into a different currency, so cancelling and re-subscribing is required.
If your currency is not listed above, you can still purchase subscriptions, gift certificates, and group memberships. Your credit card issuer or bank will convert those charges into your currency. If you would like us to consider adding your currency, please contact us with your suggestion.
Search Bug Fixes 30 April 2019
The option to exclude "Limited Demographic" listings from Publisher Search and Agent Search results was not working as intended. This has been fixed. Also, the option to show only "Members of Professional Associations" in Agent Search results wasn't working. This too has been fixed.
Calendar Bug Fix 21 March 2019
The Theme & Deadline Calendar now correctly color-codes unthemed deadlines, based on whether or not you are tracking that deadline.
Link Changes 13 February 2019
The links to our listings and interview pages have changed. The old link format will still work, but you are welcome to update any links on your site/blog that point to those pages.
Title Search Improvements 05 February 2019
We made significant improvements to our title search capabilities, on the Find By Title page as well as other pages, such as reporting submissions. These changes make searching faster and also make it easier to find markets with unusual formatting or accents.
Changes to Reporting Submissions 01 November 2018
People reporting submissions to book publishers/presses can now track whether full or partial manuscripts have been requested by the publisher.
Newsletter Bug Fix 01 November 2018
The members' version of the newsletter was including all agents added recently, regardless of category. Now, it only includes new agent listings that are relevant to the recipient's category settings (fiction, poetry, nonfiction).
Response Statistics Changes 15 October 2018
The Response Statistics section on market listings now lists the average submission fee paid (as reported by our members), when applicable.
Contest Sponsorship Changes 04 October 2018
We updated both the terms and the award that we offer for Contest Sponsorship. We increased the requirements to qualify for sponsorship (they must award a First Prize of at least USD $500 or equivalent, and the submission fee is now capped), as well as the award we offer ($100 Gift Certificate). Previous sponsorships that we've granted are grandfathered under the former terms and award ($50 Gift Certificate).
Submission Reporting Changes 12 September 2018
Several new (optional) fields have been added to the Report a Submission page.
For queries/submissions to agents, you can now track when partial and/or full manuscripts were requested and sent, as well as other information pertaining specifically to agent submissions.
For submissions to publishers, you can now track any submission fees paid, as well as many business tracking features for acceptances (payment offered, payment received, date of publication, etc).
These features are in early stages. We have plans to expand on them in the future. (Suggestions are always welcome.)
Saved Search Bug Fix 31 May 2018
We fixed a bug that was loading Saved Searches for agents as publisher searches and vice versa. Also, we added an icon on the Saved Searches page to indicate whether a Saved Search is for agents or publishers.
Lists Changes 15 May 2018
To improve the readability of our lists, agents are now displayed with their First Names first rather than Last Names first, even when alphabetized by Last Name. This also applies to publications that begin with articles, such as The Gettysburg Review and A Public Space, which are alphabetized under G and P respectively, but will be displayed with the article first.
Middle Names 24 April 2018
For people who use middle names, you no longer need to awkwardly attach it to your first or last name. There's now a Middle Name field that you can set on your Update Profile page.
Newsletter Updates 18 April 2018
The members-only version of the newsletter will remind subscribers who have pending submission reports to check on the status of those reports. Also, any markets in the member's Ignore List will be omitted.
Reorganization 23 March 2018
List Markets by Category has been moved to its own page. It's now a separate entry in the Search menu.
Bug Fix 15 March 2018
There was a bug when reporting submissions to agents in certain circumstances. This has been fixed.
Agent Search Update 14 March 2018
The Agent Search page now has the option to exclude other agents at agencies where the piece has been submitted on the Exclusion tab.
Bug Fix for Saved Searches 19 February 2018
There was a bug with Saved Searches for agent searches loading publisher search criteria instead. This has been resolved.
Changes 14 February 2018
Along with the introduction of Literary Agent listings, we slipped in several bug fixes, feature improvements, and site changes.
Several pages have changed locations. We have set up automatic redirects to the new locations whenever possible. If you link to these pages, please update your links.
The newsletter now divides New Listings and Re-openings into: Paying Markets, Non-Paying Markets, and Agents.
Major Announcement! 14 February 2018
Bug Fix with Interviews 22 January 2018
There was a temporary bug that wouldn't let editors update their interview answers. This has been fixed.
Security Prrecaution 03 January 2018
As a security precaution, we have changed the way links to external sites open. Instead of opening in a new tab automatically, links to external sites will open in the same tab unless you use a right-click option to select where to open the page.
Ignore List Improvements 28 December 2017
The Index of Listings, Find by Title, Market News, Recent Responses, and Interview pages will now automatically exclude markets that are in your Ignore List.
Complete Redesign 06 December 2017
It's been five years since our last complete design of the site, and we decided it was time to spruce things up and adopt newer technologies. Every page has been redone with the aim to improve readability, while keeping the most important information quick and easy to locate. The changes also include many accessibility improvements.
Behind the Scenes Improvements 12 September 2017
We have been updating, optimizing, and improving many of the things that keep Duotrope running behind the scenes. You should notice general speed improvements across the site.
Bug Fix for Submission Reports 12 September 2017
Fixed a bug that was preventing the Shortlisted and/or Rewrite Requested status from being unchecked when updating a Submission Report.
News Changes 27 July 2017
Instead of only mentioning the markets that were recently declared "believed defunct," our Market News page and newsletter now include markets that recent permanently closed or went on indefinite hiatus.
Export Bug Fix 20 July 2017
When exporting the Submissions to Excel format for backup purposes, the Status now properly displays the basic status and any other details (personal, form, shortlisted, etc.)
Calendar Filtering Options 20 July 2017
The Calendar can now be filtered to show: Contests Only, Anthologies Only, Journals Only, or all types of projects.
Submission Status Changes 20 July 2017
Based on feedback from our users, we have further simplified the Submission Status options. Instead of Personal Rejection and Form Rejection being completely separate statuses, now there's just one status for Rejection, which can be modified by selecting option boxes. The Submission Tracker and Recent Responses pages will still indicate whether it was a personal or form response, as well as other details. As part of this change, the icon displayed for Status has one letter instead of two, which makes the table easier to read.
Your Submissions Bug Fix 11 July 2017
The list of "Your Submissions" on the market listings now sort properly, newest to oldest.
Submission Tracker Changes 11 July 2017
By popular demand, the Submission Tracker is no longer limited to 100 rows per page. Now you can choose how many results to show at a time, including the option to show all at once. (You asked, and we delivered!)
Submission Tracker and Reporting Improvements 06 July 2017
We have rebuilt our system for reporting and tracking submissions from the ground up. This will result in those pages being faster and easier to use. All the submissions data is still intact, with a few minor changes. "Rewrite requested" and "Shortlisted" are now checkboxes instead of separate submission statuses. Also, there's a new Date Queried field. We highly recommend that you read our updated Guide to Reporting and Tracking Submissions for more information.
Submission Tracker Bug Fix 06 July 2017
There was a bug on the Submission Tracker that, in certain circumstances, indicated that it was time to query when it wasn't. That bug has been fixed.
Changes and Bug Fixes 15 June 2017
Since the Banana Split project was a large and long undertaking, we also slipped in dozens of bug fixes, speed improvements, and design changes. These are too numerous to mention individually, so we'll just mention a few:
Visual Art listings are now searchable by Topic and Subtopic.
Minor tweaks to the design of the site.
The Submission Statistics now provide percentage of submitters accepted, in addition to number of pieces accepted. (Note: It will take 24 hours for this data to be compiled for all active listings.)
Easier to read formatting for tracking Themes & Deadlines. Also, the Calendar now sorts properly.
Speed improvements, especially to the Favorites and Ignore List pages.
New Features 15 June 2017
We have restructured our listings! In the past, Styles, Topics, and Subtopics applied to the whole listing. Under our improved system, Styles, Topics, and Subtopics have been separated by category (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Art). This results in more clarity on our market listings and more accuracy in Search
results. (This project took a few months in development and data entry, and we affectionately called it "The Banana Split Project" during that process. Yes, we have a collective sweet tooth.)
Calendar Bug Fix 18 April 2017
Fixed a bug that excluded many of the entries on the Calendar page when "Include unthemed deadlines" was selected.
Visual Art Payscale 28 March 2017
We have added specific Payscale categories to Visual Art (which is still in BETA). For details, please see our Glossary. These new Payscale categories are now searchable
Visual Art Type/Length 01 March 2017
We have added a Type/Length criterion to Visual Art Searches (which is still in BETA). Currently, the Type/Length options for Visual Art are: Artwork, Graphic Narrative (number of pages), and Photos Essay (number of images). This may be expanded in the future, as needed. Also, the data for these new categories may be incomplete to start, but we welcome you to contact us with any changes.
Publication and Submission Media 23 February 2017
In addition to the Print, Electronic, and Audio publication media we have had for years, we have also added Video. Since this is a new introduction, the data may be incomplete, but we welcome you to contact us with any changes.
We have added a new Submission Media/Format feature. This allows us to list projects that accept audio, image, or video submissions for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. This feature is currently in BETA testing phase. The data may be incomplete, but we welcome you to contact us with any changes.
Accessibility Improvements 31 January 2017
We made some accessibility improvements using the ARIA standard. Look for more of these in the future.
Response Statistics Changes 31 January 2017
The Response Statistics on listings will now include data on the number of unique members who have submitted in the past 12 months. Note: It will take 24 hours for this data to be compiled for all listings.
Promo Code Bug Fix 02 January 2017
There was an error when applying a Promo Code to a new subscription, which has been fixed. If you subscribed on January 1 or in the early morning of the 2nd and included a Promo Code, please contact Customer Service by the end of the week and be sure to include the Promo Code you used.
Saved Search Bug Fix 02 January 2017
There was an error when updating Saved Search criteria. This has been fixed.
Major Announcement! 01 January 2017
Bug Fixes 21 November 2016
Fixed a bug that resulted in an error page when trying to view the submission history of piece that had no associated submission records.
Fixed a bug that resulted in incorrect submissions data for a piece after deleting associated submission records.
Changes to Reporting "Never Responded" Submissions 30 September 2016
We have reduced the amount of time that you must wait before setting the status of a submission to "Never Responded" in certain circumstances (such as when the publication has a stated policy of not replying to all submissions).
List of Pieces Bug Fix 31 August 2016
Fixed a bug that prevented eligible pieces from appearing in the results when selecting "not currently submitted" filter on the List of Pieces.
List of Pieces Improvements 17 August 2016
Improved the average load time of the List of Pieces page. (Note: It will take 24 hours for this to propagate to all accounts.)
Calendar Bug Fix 03 August 2016
There was a bug that prevented users from hiding fee-based markets on the Calendar in certain situations. This has been fixed.
List of Pieces Bug Fix 27 July 2016
There was a bug that prevented users from updating the genre of a piece in the Pieces List. This has been fixed.
Improvements to Favorites and Ignore List 27 July 2016
Your Favorites and Ignore List pages now:
display the full text of your comments (if any),
hide inactive listings by default (with the option to show them if you choose),
allow you to hide TempClosed listings, and
can be filtered by Category.
There are also new ways to interact with your Favorites and Ignore List:
You can filter the Interviews List and Theme & Deadline Calendar to display only your Favorites. Also, those lists hide your Ignored listings by default (with the option to include them if that's your preference).
In July of 2016, we (belatedly) began maintaining this log of notable changes. From now on, we will report improvements, bug fixes, and other changes here about once a month.