This plugin allows you as a publisher or blog owner to accept unsolicited submissions from writers without having to create an account for them.
If you have any questions not addressed here, please email us.
What happens when I accept a submission?
When you accept a submission, a copy of that submission is inserted as a Post into your WordPress system. The post is marked as 'pending' so you can easily find the accepted submission and make any necessary edits to it prior to publication.
What happens when I reject a submission?
When you reject a submission it is immediately removed from your slush pile and the writer is notified of your decision automatically. If the work had previously been 'accepted' by you, then rejecting it would also remove it from your pending posts.
Can I reject a published submission?
No - once you publish an accepted submission, the author is automatically notified that their work has been published by you and the work is removed from your "Submissions" administration screen (Screenshot 7)
What happens when I save a submission for later review?
If you do not allow simultaneous submissions, this puts a 'lock' on the work preventing the writer from submitting it to another press while you are considering whether or not to publish it. The writer, however, may choose to withdraw their submission if it stays in this state for too long.
We don't have submission guidelines. Should we create them?
Yes - absolutely. HeyPublisher indexes and archives all publisher submission guidelines, making them immediately searchable by writers around the world. It's important as a publisher to be very clear with writers beforehand about what you are looking for in terms of genre, length, quality and content.
Can we style the submission form to better align with our look and feel?
Yes you can. Your theme's stylesheet is used by the plugin when rendering the submission form. If you want to change the look of an element on the submission form, simply declare a style for that element in your theme's stylesheet and it will take effect immediately. Read the online style guide for more detailed information.
Can we change the content of the emails sent to writers regarding their submissions?
Yes, as of version 1.2.0 you can define custom response templates that contain whatever message you want to send to your writers. These emails are automatically whenever you reject, accept, or save a submission for later review. An email is also sent the first time an editor reads a new submission. Click on 'Response Templates' in the side-bar and follow the on-screen instructions.