How do I promote my organization’s creative call?

If your organization uses Submittable for creative opportunities, you can request promotion of your calls here for the Submishmash Weekly Newsletter and Submittable's social media outlets (including Twitter). There is no charge for our promotion services.


Whenever possible, we will accommodate your request, although completion of the Promotion Request form not guarantee promotion. Note: We are very unlikely to include calls in our newsletter for organizations nearing their submission limit, since this promotion often results in a dramatic submission spike (see details below).

F.A.Q.

What is Submishmash Weekly?
Once a week, we send out a free hand-picked list of opportunities for writers, filmmakers, and artists to over 100,000 readers around the world. We also post the newsletter on the Submittable blog. You can sign up for the newsletter here.

When will my call appear in the newsletter?
We generally promote opportunities within 20 days of their deadline, and also include a few calls with no deadline, so as not to discriminate against folks who never rest. Submittable services thousands of organizations and receives regular requests for promotion; in order to keep things fair (and not send out novel-length newsletters), as well as to increase urgency (and thus encourage submissions), we like the 20-day policy.

When will my call appear on social media?
We typically promote your call within one week of your request. If your deadline is very far off, we will schedule your call to appear later.

I don't use Submittable for my organization. Can you still promote me?
The idea behind Submittable promotions is to help our submitters find opportunities they can submit to and track in our software. It's also our way of saying thank you to organizations that use us. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the resources to promote other calls, although we hope to in the future. Please contact us at sales@submittable.com if you'd like a free demo of the Submittable platform, to see if it's a good fit for your organization.

What if my plan only allows for limited submissions?
Submittable promotion can drastically increase the number of submissions you receive. If you currently use a plan with relatively limited free submissions, do be aware that requesting promotion may cause you to reach your cap before your deadline closes. You can easily upgrade your account at any time. We are unlikely to promote organizations that are close to their submission cap.

How often can you promote me?
We try not to promote the same organization more than once in a two-month period for the sake of equity (and interest).

I just set a deadline that's months and months from now. When should I request promotion?
The sooner the better. As soon as you have a firm deadline, please be in touch. We'll make a note of it and schedule it for inclusion in the newsletter within 20 days of the deadline. We'll hold off on social media until your submissions period opens, and we'll try to space posts out during that time.

Why can't you include the paragraph I sent?
Due to limited space, your call will typically consist of 1-2 lines of description in the newsletter. If there are specific details you'd like included, please let us know. 

Organizations

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  2. How do I create or edit a submission category?
  3. New status: Completed
  4. How do I set up a submission category to sell a subscription or single issue?
  5. How do I use the Form Designer when creating or editing a category?
  6. How do I create a hidden category?
  7. How do I set up a blind review process?
  8. How do I add auto-labels for our submissions?
  9. How do I turn submission categories on and off?
  10. How do I set acceptable file types for a category?
  11. How do I add conditional logic to my submission form?
  12. How do I accept multiple files with a submission?
  13. Can I request metadata from submitters when they upload a file?
  14. How do I manually enter submissions?
  15. Can emailed submissions be automatically added to my submissions manager?
  16. How does submission scoring work?
  17. How do I review, make a note on, and rate a submission?
  18. How do we display submissions online for a public audience?
  19. How do I create a review form?
  20. Can reviewers edit finalized review forms?
  21. How do I hold a multi-round review process?
  22. How do I add a table to my application form?
  23. What spreadsheet formulas can I use in Tables?
  24. How do I add a field for internal use to my application form?
  25. Can I send additional forms to submitters to request more information?
  26. Can I schedule reminders for reviewers to review submissions or for submitters to complete additional forms?
  27. How do I use keyboard shortcuts to navigate between submissions?
  28. How do I add a private note to a submission?
  29. How do I add a Terms and Conditions checkbox to my submission form?
  30. How do I request agreement to terms and conditions when I accept a submission?
  31. What are the character limits for the Category Guidelines and Organization Profile Guidelines fields?
  32. How do I add a publication date to a submission?
  33. How do I use or remove the Calendar feature?
  34. How do I filter and organize the submissions in my submissions list?
  35. How do I label submissions?
  36. How do I assign submissions to team members for review?
  37. How do I automatically assign team members to incoming submissions for a specific category?
  38. Can I randomly assign submissions to a set number of reviewers?
  39. How many submissions are assigned to each team member and how many have they not yet reviewed?
  40. How do I attach a file to a submission?
  41. How do I replace the file on a submission?
  42. How do I send submissions to my Kindle?
  43. How do I delete a submission?
  44. How do I archive or unarchive submissions?
  45. How do I export our submission data?
  46. How do I batch export custom review data?
  47. How do I send an email to a submitter?
  48. How do I ensure new submissions get an automated response?
  49. How do I add a team member?
  50. How do I edit a team member's account?
  51. What does each team member level see?
  52. How do I customize the look and feel of my submission form?
  53. How do I upgrade or downgrade my Submittable subscription?
  54. What is an inactive plan?
  55. How do I sync the Calendar with other calendars?
  56. How do I change the default view displayed in the Submission Details screen?
  57. How do I cancel my Submittable account?
  58. Can I batch archive or batch delete submissions?
  59. How do I add and delete a file for a submission?
  60. How do I change the category of a submission?
  61. Can I integrate my Submittable account with Google Analytics?
  62. Does Submittable have an API?
  63. How do I use Zapier to connect my Submittable app to 3rd Party apps?
  64. How do I use the Submittable plugin on my WordPress site?
  65. How do I allow a submitter to edit a submission?
  66. How do I turn on or off the ability for submitters to request an edit on a submission?
  67. How can my organization receive reference letters?
  68. How can using Submittable increase the number of submissions our organization receives?
  69. How do I view and print submission document files?
  70. Can I charge a fee on my form?
  71. How do I sell memberships, subscriptions, or merchandise in my submission form?
  72. Can I charge submission fees in a non-US currency?
  73. What happens to my organization's account if we exceed our submission limit?
  74. Why did I get an error message when paying my invoice by credit card?
  75. Video File Transcode Error
  76. How do I unassign submissions?
  77. How do I remove a team member?
  78. How do I use response templates to send automated email messages?
  79. I have a Yahoo! or AOL email address. Why do my organization's emails come from notifications@email.submittable.com?
  80. How do I duplicate a submission category or form?
  81. How do I archive a submission category?
  82. When I do a batch file export, can I copy all files attached to the exported submissions into a single destination directory in Windows?
  83. How do I promote my organization’s creative call?

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