Duotrope's Fee Status Report

There's been a lot of discussion lately about the state of submission fees in the literary world. We hope these figures shine some light on the situation. You can use the reports below to see the overall fee ratios, along with the average acceptance ratios by category, and compare "literary" versus "genre" publications.

All Active Listings

Criteria: All active listings

Fees?CountAverage Acceptance%
Never Fees4,700 (76.97 %)6.57 %
Some Fees220 (3.60 %)3.25 %
Always Fees1,186 (19.42 %)2.76 %
Total6,1065.49 %

Literary Contests

Criteria: Active listings with Type: Contest, Style: Literary, Genre: General

Fees?CountAverage Acceptance%
Never Fees131 (11.97 %)4.85 %
Some Fees13 (1.19 %)2.83 %
Always Fees950 (86.84 %)2.62 %
Total1,0942.80 %

Literary Journals

Criteria: Active listings with Type: Journal, Style: Literary, Genre: General

Fees?CountAverage Acceptance%
Never Fees3,579 (84.49 %)5.77 %
Some Fees317 (7.48 %)2.98 %
Always Fees340 (8.03 %)2.61 %
Total4,2364.87 %

Genre Contests

Criteria: Active listings with Type: Contest, Style: Any, Genre: Any except General

Fees?CountAverage Acceptance%
Never Fees38 (29.69 %)11.47 %
Some Fees1 (0.78 %)n/a
Always Fees89 (69.53 %)4.86 %
Total1287.24 %

Genre Journals

Criteria: Active listings with Type: Journal, Style: Any, Genre: Any except General

Fees?CountAverage Acceptance%
Never Fees627 (91.53 %)9.09 %
Some Fees29 (4.23 %)7.98 %
Always Fees29 (4.23 %)6.86 %
Total6858.91 %
Note: These statistics are compiled once a day.

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