How to Submit Your Work

Submit work from your Dashboard. Submissions then appear in the selected group workspace for peer feedback.

  1. Add your Document to your Dashboard.
    1. From your Dashboard, scroll to Projects.
    2. Use New Project to create a new project, or add your work to an existing project.
    3. Click Add Doc. The link is to the right of the project name.
    4. In the dialogue box, upload a .docx or copy/paste your work. Save. Note: PDF uploads are in beta; you will not be able to download your comments if you upload a PDF document.

    Tip: Remember that documents on your Dashboard are private to you. Be sure to complete the “Submit” step below.

  2. Check formatting. Once your document is added, view it by clicking its name from your Dashboard. If any edits need to be made, click the ellipsis (three dots) to the right of the document name on the Dashboard. Select the Edit option, make your changes and Save.
  3. Submit your work.
    1. Click the ellipsis (three dots) to the right of the document name, and select Submit on the drop down.
    2. Select which group you’ll submit to. Check Add Submission Notes box to if you'd like to ask any particular questions of the group or to give a general statement about what you're submitting -- adding 1-2 sentences about your book, or sharing a synopsis will give reviewers context.
    3. Confirm Selection to complete the submission. Once you submit, your group will get an email about the new submission, and your work will post to the Critique panel at the top of the group workspace. Note: Your work will be at the top of the list with the status “Submitted.” It will not say “Give Critique” because you are not able to leave comments on your own submission.

Troubleshooting Submissions

Issue: When I went to select a group, the group was not listed.

Answer: This may happen because of the following reasons:

  • If your group uses credits, you may not have enough credits to submit.
  • Solutions: 1) Give critiques in your group to earn credits. 2) Or, ask a group owner to edit the group and reduce credits required.

  • Your submission may be over the word count limit for the group. Check your group’s word count limit by going to its workspace and clicking the “Submissions” tab.
  • Solutions: 1) Edit your work to trim words, either via the Dashboard’s edit option, or by uploading a shorter document. 2) Or, ask your group owner if they are willing to edit the word count limit.

  • If you have submitted the document to the group already, you will not be able to re-submit the same document.
  • Solution: Add a new document to have your group critique a new version.