If your organization uses Submittable for creative opportunities, you can request promotion of your calls 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 does 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).
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 our sales team 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 one to two lines of description in the newsletter. If there are specific details you'd like included, please let us know.
Additional questions? You can also contact support directly by filling out the form here.