Here are four simple things you can do as a publisher member to make a quick-and-easy transition from paper or e-mail submissions to our streamlined online system:
1. Complete Your Profile — Help us educate our writers by letting them know exactly what you’re looking for. Complete as many of the fields in your account profile as possible and make sure the genres and tags you select are representative of your current publishing needs. If we can match your company with the best writers for you on the site, then there will be fewer unsuitable submissions to reject on your dashboard.
2. Use the Submission Guidelines Link Creator — Place a link to Pubmission on your submission guidelines web page, and direct all authors to submit to you through Pubmission. Copying the code for one of these links to your website will help stop the influx of submissions to you through the mail and start generating results on your dashboard. As authors click on the link, they will be directed to a landing page just for your company. From that page, they can easily submit manuscripts directly to you.
Make sure you also change the wording to your guidelines on your web page and wherever else you might have them posted (i.e., Writer’s Market, Publisher’s Marketplace). If you would like us to help you find all the places you have guidelines listed, we would be happy to do so.
3. Place a Call for Submissions — This feature, found on the right site of your dashboard, lets you post a short call for submissions on the left side of our home page. Let visitors to the site know what your specific publishing needs are and help writers do their homework.
4. Interview for Pubmission: The Blog — We would be happy to schedule a blog post that features your company, improves your visibility, and helps our writers learn more about your expectations for submissions. We’ll also announce the post on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.