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Duotrope's State of the Stats

We are strong believers in transparency. That's why we provide so many statistics on publishers. We're also willing to shine that light on ourselves. Our State of the Stats provides the number of submissions reported, new listings added, contacts received, and listing updates over the past several years and the year-to-date.

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Contacts Received (We make an effort to respond to each contact within one business day. Our mean average response time for the past 12 months has been 5.2 hours.)

YearCount% Change
20138,089+20.32%
20148,593+6.23%
20158,538-0.64%
201610,335+21.05%
201710,051-2.75%
201811,193+11.36%
201910,680-4.58%
202011,809+10.57%
2021 YTD8,953TBD

Listing Updates

YearCount% Change
201347,970+38.04%
201460,448+26.01%
201582,930+37.19%
2016 *142,147+71.41%
2017134,005-5.73%
2018 *142,333+6.21%
2019126,668-11.01%
2020134,488+6.17%
2021 YTD104,089TBD

New Listings Added

YearCount% Change
20131,781-24.18%
20141,569-11.90%
20151,801+14.79%
2016 *2,466+36.92%
20171,473-40.27%
2018 *2,760+87.37%
20191,782-35.43%
20201,927+8.14%
2021 YTD1,420TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2013224,358-15.22%
2014242,403+8.04%
2015275,789+13.77%
2016292,570+6.08%
2017290,500-0.71%
2018282,709-2.68%
2019291,947+3.27%
2020318,965+9.25%
2021 YTD238,736TBD
* An asterisk indicates an expansion year when Duotrope added a new category of listings.
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: 17 September 2021 10:41 AM UTC (15 minutes, 2 second(s) ago).

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,629
That's the number of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers and agents that we list. Learn more.

Sample Listing: Recent cover image or website screenshot for The London MagazineThe London Magazine

Our All-Time Data Collections:
3,336,575 submission reports
24,934 themes & deadlines
1,966 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
6,638 submissions reported
1,918 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,397 listings updated
257 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
20 new listings added
Most recent update:
4 hour(s) ago


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