No Duotrope?

Duotrope’s Digest is a resource for writers allowing them to track their submissions to literary magazines online and offline. They provide response times, acceptance rates and general information about a number of magazines. As of January 2013, they began charging for their services. $5 a month or $50 for a year long membership. This change has been dividing, and ultimately it’s up to the writer to decide if they want to pay for this particular resource. Being a hobbyist, emptying my pockets on something I do for fun isn’t ideal.

Anyways, here are a few free alternatives to Duotrope.


Ralan has been around for a while. They have a focus on spec-fic, and don’t look as fancy as Duotrope, but still a good resource for a lot of markets.

Poets & Writers

This is a listing resource of magazines and literary markets for short stories and poetry. No tracking feature, but very useful for finding new mags.

Writer’s Planner

This is a tracking site along with a listing of markets.

The Submission Grinder

Pretty new resource, they’re still establishing themselves. Listing markets as well as offering a tracking feature.

This is by no means an extensive list, just a few places to take a look at if you need other options.

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