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.

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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 4.5 hours.)

YearCount% Change
20158,538-0.64 %
201610,335+21.05 %
201710,051-2.75 %
201811,192+11.35 %
201910,680-4.57 %
2020 YTD709TBD

Listing Updates

YearCount% Change
201582,930+37.19 %
2016142,147+71.41 %
2017134,005-5.73 %
2018142,333+6.21 %
2019126,668-11.01 %
2020 YTD8,109TBD

New Listings Added

YearCount% Change
20151,801+14.79 %
20162,466+36.92 %
20171,473-40.27 %
20182,760+87.37 %
20191,782-35.43 %
2020 YTD122TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2015275,989+13.76 %
2016292,844+6.11 %
2017290,756-0.71 %
2018283,102-2.63 %
2019292,624+3.36 %
2020 YTD19,388TBD
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:24:41 PM UTC.

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,231
That's the number of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers and agents that we list. Learn more.

Sample Listing: Copper Nickel

Our All-Time Data Collections:
2,801,254 submission reports
20,277 themes & deadlines
1,769 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
6,656 submissions reported
1,766 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,095 listings updated
250 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
39 new listings added
Most recent update:
1 hour(s) ago


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