Hi from the team at discover.submittable.com, where we host blog content for creatives! We're interested in sharing your work about the publishing industry, creativity, and 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.
(Please note that Rejection Horror Stories are unpaid)
We reserve the right to not publish any work submitted. If you have accompanying artwork, please include it in the submission. We typically respond within 6-8 weeks (often less than that but sometimes more).
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.
You can see what last year's rejections looked like here.
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.
**Please note: These posts will not be paid as they are part of a special holiday promotion.
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.