Duosuma Duotrope's Submission Manager

Duosuma Getting Started Guide

Requesting a Duosuma Account

Prerequisites: To sign up for a Duosuma account, you must have an active listing on Duotrope that doesn't have any pending qualification issues. If your publishing project or literary agency isn't listed with us, read our criteria for publishing projects or criteria for literary agents and if all criteria are met, request a listing. Once we have created a listing, you will then be able to request a Duosuma account.

To request an account, simply fill in an Account Request form and we'll respond to you as quickly as possible (generally within one business day). All we need to do is verify a few things, and you'll be ready to go!

Setting up your Duosuma Account

This is the order we recommend for setting up your account and preparing to receive submissions. It is the most efficient approach and will save you time.

  1. Manage your Account Settings: Set your account defaults and your preferences on how submissions should be handled.
  2. Manage Billing and Fee Settings: Set up your billing information and onboard with our payment processor, if you want to collect fees and tips. (Later, when you want to find out how many submission credits have been used or if you want to buy block of credits, you can do that on this page.)
  3. Manage Projects: Set up your projects. Add a description and submission settings for each active project. (We recommend waiting to add submission calls until after you've set up your team and response templates.)
  4. Manage Team: Add members to your team, set their abilities, and add them to the assignment pool.
  5. Manage Response Templates: Set up your auto-responses for new submissions and when fees/tips are received. Now's also a good time to set up your form rejection templates.
  6. Manage Tags: If you plan on using custom tags to label submissions, we recommend setting those up before you start accepting submissions.
  7. Manage Calls for Submissions: Create your calls for submissions and add submission periods, if needed. If you set any calls to "open to submissions," those calls will go "live" immediately.
    You also have the ability to create "internal testing only" calls. See our guide to testing for important information.
  8. Add Links to your Site: Provide links to your public project page(s) so people will be able to find it.

Congratulations! You are now ready to start accepting submissions!

All of this can be managed through your Duosuma Control Panel, which is also where you will see if you have any pending submissions.

Duosuma Control Panel

How long does it take to set up a Duosuma Account?

It varies a lot. About half have been able to get everything set up (including onboarding for fee/tip collection) in an hour or two. Accounts with large teams usually take a day or two to get everyone on board. Some new accounts like to take their time, though, reading through the documentation (highly recommended) and testing things (also recommended) before going live.

If you're concerned about "wasting" your trial credits, no worries! Your trial credits don't expire until one month after you take your first call for submissions live. That way each account gets the same opportunity to use their trial credits, no matter how long it is before they start accepting submissions.


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