It’s Not All Cupcakes and Champagne: Submittable CEO Talks Career, Cancer and Start-Ups


Submittable CEO, Michael FitzGerald, sat down for an interview with Kirill Zubovsky, host of the podcast Rad Dad, to talk about his early career working as a copywriter in San Francisco during the 1990s, receiving his cancer diagnosis the day after Submittable received Series A funding in 2017, and how writing a novel helped him turn Submittable into what it is today.

“It’s not all cupcakes and champagne,” FitzGerald tells Zubovsky. “I’m just getting used to never knowing what I’m doing and figuring things out on the fly.” You can listen to the full podcast on

Jolene Brink

Jolene Brink is part of the marketing team. Her experience with the platform dates back to 2011 when she used Submittable to submit her first poem. Over 150 submissions later, when she's not at the office, she continues to use Submittable for her creative work.