Occasionally, organizations may want to extend a Project deadline for a certain group of submitters, while letting the initial deadline expire as planned for others.

If you want to extend a deadline only to submitters who have started a draft submission for your Project, you can do this by sending a message via the Draft Submissions feature. In your message, let them know your plans for creating the extension. For instance, if you plan to make your Project hidden after the initial deadline expires, send a message letting those potential applicants know that they'll be able to revisit their existing drafts after you make the Project hidden. This will prevent new applicants from finding your call, while allowing those with saved drafts to find and complete them after the original deadline is expired.

If you want to extend a deadline to specific submitters who have not yet started a draft, you'll need the email addresses of those submitters to whom you'd like to extend the deadline. Contact this group outside of the Submittable platform with relevant information about your deadline extension.

Follow these steps to switch your Project form to a live but hidden status. This will prevent any unwanted applicants from finding your call on your public-facing Submittable page.

  1. Navigate to the Project for which you'd like to extend the deadline.

  2. Under the General Settings tab, change the Expires On date to the new deadline date, and check the Hidden checkbox. This will make your Project hidden from public view.

  3. Make sure your Project is configured to be both Live and Hidden.

  4. Send the Direct Link to your newly hidden Project to your selected group. You may also want to send another reminder via the Draft Submissions feature, letting those would-be submitters know that they have access to their saved drafts for completion.

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