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
20148,593+6.23 %
20158,538-0.64 %
201610,335+21.05 %
201710,051-2.75 %
201811,192+11.35 %
2019 YTD8,608TBD

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 YTD100,639TBD

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 YTD1,420TBD

Submissions Reported

YearCount% Change
2014242,616+8.08 %
2015276,035+13.77 %
2016292,865+6.10 %
2017290,867-0.68 %
2018283,157-2.65 %
2019 YTD231,953TBD
Note: These statistics are calculated every 6 hours. Last compiled: Monday, October 14, 2019 6:21:28 AM 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: F(r)iction

Our All-Time Data Collections:
2,721,361 submission reports
19,552 themes & deadlines
1,737 interviews with editors & agents

Activity in the Past Week:
4,843 submissions reported
1,701 listings checked We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month on average. Click to learn more.
1,034 listings updated
220 listings audited We audit each active listing twice a year. Click to learn more.
16 new listings added
Most recent update:
6 hour(s) ago


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