An Important Announcement
We are excited to announce a brand new offering: Duosuma — Duotrope's Submission Manager.
It helps publishing projects and literary agents receive and manage their submissions quickly, easily, and affordably.

Contest Sponsorship

Giving back a little love.
Important Note: The terms and offerings are subject to change. The terms were last updated in August 2020.

What We Offer

Duotrope sponsorship consists of two-year Duotrope Gift Certificate (a USD $100 value) for the First Place winners in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art categories (excluding translations and scripts/plays).

If you have a Duosuma Account in good standing, we will issue 250 Duosuma Credits (USD $45 value) per sponsorship, up to a maximum of 1,000 credits per Duosuma account per calendar year. The credits will be issued on the Start Date provided in the Application form, and any unused credits will expire on the Close Date provided in the Application form (even if you extend the deadline at a later date).

What is Duosuma? Duosuma is Duotrope's Submission Manager. It helps publishing projects and literary agents receive and manage their submissions quickly, easily, and affordably.

Also, we will promote the contest while it is running in both the weekly (members-only) and monthly (non-member) versions of our e-mail newsletter, which currently have over 47,000 subscribers combined.

Sponsorship Terms

We accept a limited number of contests sponsorship applications per quarter. Also, we reserve the right to decline to sponsor a contest for any reason. If your sponsorship request is regretfully declined, you may apply again in a future quarter.

Sponsorship must be requested at least one month in advance of the contest's opening date and no more than eleven months before the start of the contest.

To qualify for sponsorship, a contest must meet the following requirements:

  • Duotrope Listing: The contest must qualify for a full, non-fledgling listing with Duotrope. If the contest is not already listed with us, the contest administrators must request a listing and have that listing approved before requesting sponsorship.
  • Contest Demographic: At a minimum, the contest must accept submissions from all citizens of legal age in the nation where the contest is based.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment: The contest must agree to name Duotrope as a sponsor in all contest materials and provide a link to Duotrope's home page from the contest webpage.
  • Prize Requirements: The contest must award a First Place prize of at least USD $500 (or equivalent in foreign currency). This must be paid in currency with no limitations on how or where the winner can spend it. (In other words, awards such as stipends, tuition, or gift certificates don't meet this criterion.)
  • Code of Ethics: The contest administrators must agree to the following:
    • that they will make every effort to respond to all correctly submitted entries;
    • that they will not consider entries from friends, family members, or associates;
    • that the contest materials will provide clear information on
      • how the contest will be judged,
      • who will judge it,
      • when the winner will be announced, and
      • when payment will be made.
    • The winner must be announced on schedule. If a delay is unavoidable due to circumstances beyond their control, the contest administrators must provide timely and public information as to the cause of the delay and when the winners will be announced.
    • The prize monies must be paid as agreed and on schedule. If a delay is unavoidable due to circumstances beyond their control, the contest administrators must notify the winners about the delay and provide regular updates until the prize money has been paid.
Current Status: We are accepting sponsorship applications at this time.

Contest Sponsorship Application

(For best results, enter only a word or part of a word of the contest's name; for example, for Star*Line, search for "star" or "line")