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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 5.5 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%
202112,002+1.63%
2022 YTD7,021TBD

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%
2021144,009+7.08%
2022 YTD79,443TBD

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%
20211,866-3.17%
2022 YTD970TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2013224,294-15.14%
2014242,319+8.04%
2015275,683+13.77%
2016292,475+6.09%
2017290,365-0.72%
2018282,590-2.68%
2019291,823+3.27%
2020318,612+9.18%
2021326,401+2.44%
2022 YTD193,599TBD
* 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 August 2022 6:57 PM UTC (4 hours, 20 minutes ago).

Duotrope By the Numbers

7,632
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 Bureau DispatchThe Bureau Dispatch

Our All-Time Data Collections:
3,614,030 submission reports
27,483 themes & deadlines
2,074 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
6,915 submissions reported
1,367 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
991 listings updated
289 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
31 new listings added
Most recent update:
2 hour(s) ago


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