Duotrope's State of the Stats (Past Five Years)

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.

Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to Duotrope and the International Balloon Fiesta. Photo by Mark Smith.

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 4.6 hours.)

YearCount% Change
20148,593+6.23 %
20158,538-0.64 %
201610,335+21.05 %
201710,051-2.75 %
201811,192+11.35 %
2019 YTD10,271TBD

Listing Updates

YearCount% Change
201460,448+26.01 %
201582,930+37.19 %
2016142,147+71.41 %
2017134,005-5.73 %
2018142,333+6.21 %
2019 YTD121,236TBD

New Listings Added

YearCount% Change
20141,569-11.90 %
20151,801+14.79 %
20162,466+36.92 %
20171,473-40.27 %
20182,760+87.37 %
2019 YTD1,706TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2014242,605+8.07 %
2015276,007+13.77 %
2016292,859+6.11 %
2017290,790-0.71 %
2018283,117-2.64 %
2019 YTD282,738TBD
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:24:43 AM UTC.

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,210
That's the number of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers and agents that we list. Learn more.

Sample Listing: Pithead Chapel

Our All-Time Data Collections:
2,771,936 submission reports
19,907 themes & deadlines
1,752 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
5,035 submissions reported
1,847 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,106 listings updated
249 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
45 new listings added
Most recent update:
14 hour(s) ago


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