Hi from the team at Submittable’s Blog! We're interested in sharing your work about creativity, the publishing industry, and/or digital media. Please see our specific guidelines for each category below.
We prefer submissions of 1000 words or less. Submittable offers $50 per post, payable upon publication. We do not pay for re-posts. We reserve the right to not publish any work submitted. If you have accompanying artwork, please include it in the submission.
Thanks for your interest in Submittable--we look forward to reading your work.
Submittable wants your literary rejection horror stories. Frighten us just right and we'll tout your terror on Halloween, on our blog, over dry ice―submitting is scary but rejection is worse.
Did your "decline" ghost find its way to you after years in hiding? Were you rejected at a particularly inopportune time by a gremlin wishing you the most insincere good luck? Did said gremlin misspell your name?
Share your horror in any form at all―we'll even consider (gasp) poems. Fiction is also just fine since this is, after all, a holiday of inventive disguise. The rejection doesn't have to be writerly but extra points for litmag-submission-related fright. Looking forward to it and thanks for taking part.
We’re always on the lookout for short, engaging essays. We tend to favor work about the life, work, and process of writing, publishing, visual art, or any other creative pursuit. We’re also interested in the interplay of the arts and tech, whether drawn from your personal experience, or from observations of the world at large. Often, though, we don’t know what we’re looking for until we see it, so feel free to send something our way that we might find to be unexpectedly perfect for our blog and readership.
We’re interested in reviews of books about publishing, writing, or digital media, and prefer forthcoming titles, or books that have been published within the last year. We will consider reviews of older books that may have fallen in obscurity, and that you feel deserve to see the light of day again. We rarely review self-published or e-book-only titles, but if you believe you can make a case to us for why a specific book should be reviewed, we’re happy to hear it.
Got an arts- or tech-industry individual (or team) whom you’d like to interview? We’re looking for interviews of creators, tastemakers, visionaries, or anyone else whose work intersects with our company’s focus.
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