The first goal we had was to make the submission process more transparent. We clearly list which publishers are subscribing to the site, and we let writers see how many times each of their submissions has been viewed.
Flat Rock, NC (PRWEB) September 1, 2010
Pubmission, a company based in Flat Rock, NC, has ended its beta-test period and officially launched its online writing submissions website. Pubmission.com is a tool that helps writers and publishing professionals find each other in a more streamlined and productive manner.
The Learn More section of the website describes Pubmission as a tool for nonfiction and fiction authors, short-story writers, poets, screenwriters, and more. Writers can submit works directly to the subscribing publishers and agents they like, as well as store their submissions in a searchable database. Genre and tag selections help match submissions with the appropriate publishers.
In addition to receiving works sent directly from writers, subscribing publishing professionals can search the site’s database for the works that match their specific publishing needs. Weekly e-mail alerts inform them of new submissions. Star ratings and short critiques from carefully screened freelance editors help publishers and agents quickly spot potential gems.
“The goal is to reduce the administrative time it takes a publisher to process, review, and reject or accept submissions,” says Wolf Hoelscher, Pubmission’s owner and president. “The dashboard feature makes that possible. And the site also helps writers do their homework, which is another time-saver for publishers.”
Pubmission asserts that, unlike other online submission services, the site is not meant to serve as a gatekeeper or weed out submissions. Editors and agents remain in control of the process with the additional ability to search for work that matches their needs.
Mr. Hoelscher says that Pubmission is unique in that it is designed to have equal utility for both writers and publishers. “The first goal we had was to make the submission process more transparent. We clearly list which publishers are subscribing to the site, and we let writers see how many times each of their submissions has been viewed. We'll be adding more features as we go along that benefit both writers and publishing professionals.”
Pubmission offers limited free usage for writers and charges publishers $300 USD per year with a 60-day free trial.
The site also hopes to save some of the paper consumed during the submission process. By teaming with Eco-Libris, the company plans to plant five trees for every estimated ream of paper it saves.
To learn more about Pubmission, visit http://www.pubmission.com.
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