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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 4.4 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 YTD4,783TBD

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 YTD55,846TBD

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 YTD777TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2013224,419-15.20%
2014242,494+8.05%
2015275,850+13.76%
2016292,647+6.09%
2017290,558-0.71%
2018282,764-2.68%
2019292,027+3.28%
2020319,125+9.28%
2021 YTD129,612TBD
* An asterisk indicates an expansion year when Duotrope added a new category of listings.
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: 8 May 2021 2:45 PM UTC (2 hours, 25 minutes ago).

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,615
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 Escape PodEscape Pod

Our All-Time Data Collections:
3,228,317 submission reports
23,981 themes & deadlines
1,926 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
7,819 submissions reported
1,796 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,184 listings updated
280 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
22 new listings added
Most recent update:
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