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 4.6 hours.)

YearCount% Change
20148,593+6.23 %
20158,538-0.64 %
201610,335+21.05 %
201710,051-2.75 %
201811,192+11.35 %
2019 YTD7,042TBD

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 YTD82,525TBD

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 YTD1,199TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2014242,624+8.07 %
2015276,037+13.77 %
2016292,904+6.11 %
2017290,895-0.69 %
2018283,186-2.65 %
2019 YTD184,002TBD
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:10:55 PM UTC.

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,196
That's the number of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art publishers and agents that we list. Learn more.

Sample Listing: Aurealis

Our All-Time Data Collections:
2,673,505 submission reports
19,210 themes & deadlines
1,713 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
5,189 submissions reported
1,767 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,118 listings updated
288 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
32 new listings added
Most recent update:
3 hour(s) ago


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