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The New deviantART Submission Process

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 6:23 PM

The New deviantART Submission Process

DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by, our portable creative studio, making it quicker and easier to submit art than ever before!

Quick & Easy

The new consolidated and streamlined submission process is designed with ease of use in mind. The process is split into individual stages that guide you through the submission process for clarity. We've emphasized the most important settings of the submission process and collapsed the more advanced options for simplicity.

All In One

The new submit process is powered by, which gives you the ability to drag and drop files from your desktop, select files from your, and save your deviations so they can be submitted later. The new process also integrates our Premium Content feature, which allows you to sell digital downloads of your work.

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Stash - Your Personal Creative Studio is your personal creative space on deviantART, a home to images, writing, animation and everything in between. keeps your inspiration organized, your projects consolidated, and provides ease of use when publishing your completed work. You can store your files, host works that you might not be ready to make public, and also makes it simple for you to share works in progress to gather feedback and advice from other creative individuals. Enabling you to upload and share content instantaneously to anyone in the world, truly is your artistic development platform.

Your goes wherever you go. Using our APIs, developers have integrated into their own applications, making your creative life easier. Paintings created in ArtRage and photos from Adobe Lightroom can be saved directly to your When not near your computer, you can upload from mobile devices using =Pickley's Client or `KnightAR's Android uploader. Plus, you can always upload via email or FTP.

Write Literature and Journals with StashWriter Writer is an innovative writing engine built into, designed with the writer in mind. It provides a writing environment that combines rich-text with HTML, allowing for both ease of use and adaptation to any complexity you may want to add to your work. From easy formatting tools to the inclusion of CSS in the form of skins, Writer lets you say what you want to say how you want to say it.

Create Digital Paintings with deviantART Muro

DeviantART muro is our breakthrough HTML5 artistic application that allows you to create works of art directly from your browser. We recently added the ability to watch, submit, and share recordings of your how your work was made, allowing members to watch their favorite artist's drawing process.

Generate Earnings with Premium Content

Last July, we launched the Premium Content Platform, which allows content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Deviants can download content immediately after purchasing them using deviantART Points, and the artist immediately sees the profits deposited into their My Earnings account.

We've continued making enhancements to the Premium Content Platform as we gradually roll it out to more of our members. The new Submit process makes it easier than ever to submit deviations as Premium Content, and with this launch, we're releasing the Premium Content feature to everyone!

DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by, our portable creative studio, making it quicker and easier to submit art than ever before!
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RoseChanisshy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wont let me upload and  there is no catagoies button...
kuroreki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
why isn't dA submission page loading omg please help
Alice13314 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Student Artist
ii cant even upload the first chapter of my fafic ;.;
Alice13314 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Student Artist
ii cant even upload the first chapter of my fafic ;.;
Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Most of the time, when I am submitting a deviation, it does not actually appear on the page (though it is uploaded, and I can publish it just fine). It's a bit of a bother when I want to write a description or type keywords, because I have to go back to my art program's window and have a look at it.
Animallover28 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
for me it only shows the journal to upload nothing else help!
Animallover28 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
for me it only says journal and my journal none of that other stuff help!
Johesy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone figured out what's wrong with the preview? :S
dylan613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Help! It doesn't work on ps3! :(
SamuraiDovePrincess Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please help me, it won't show a preview of my fanfic!
colt7747 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
fact: deviantart submit page DOESNT WORK ON PS3
francisbonnfwa Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hey asshole why the hell can't i click on any links unless i put in exact addresses into the url bar? ur website sucks Bye
Spawn-of-Hatter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've never had issues with submissions before, but now, the image that I wish to submit(which is a JPEG) will not allow me to see the preview, therefore I can't submit my art work. 
For-Why Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I got the category portion to work, but it will not create a preview image for me or will it accept one I try to put in- or more to the point it accepts it but never loads it no matter the size of the image and therefore will not allow me to submit.
MR-DEWiiTT Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I hope you answer my complaint soon. Whenever I try to upload sketches to a certain category, it never allows me to upload due to it saying that my sketches aren't allowed in this category. I hope you can look into this soon.
DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't even FIND some of the categories when uploading...seriously like to know WHY
Rayres03 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
....It only lets me submit jornels when i want to submit fanfics
Lodilodilo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First few went fine then all of a sudden, there's just a white page. The submit art stuff is all there but not the place where you load the picture onto.
mordukiah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Many first few artworks I submitted went smoothly. But somehow the uploads take more than 30 minutes to show on good wifi! COME ON DEVART!!!
LittleFormosa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
same problem as Kitsy. if i want to submit to a group, i have to actually go to the group's page and submit from there. 
Asteris-Kitsy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't let me submit anything into a group :(
Joshio-En-Britannia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I must say that I have never had any issues with this until now. For some reason my artwork would not be accepted for reasons unknown. I tried various file types and got the same errors. I prefer TGAs due to their high quality resolution and then I found a way to keep the file under the strange 80 MG limit.

Cool! That should fix the problem right? 


Now the submission page says It downs belong in that category. WHAT?!? SInce when? 

I have always had my artwork sent in as TGAs and i NEVER had this issue. What is going on? It worked last night for another piece of work nearly the same as today's submission. What could possibly be going on? 
ToniMyohiko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it wont let me submit anything from one of my drawing programs because it says it "doesn't fit". when I try my other one it lets me do everything but says I cant use that preview image.
SummerCatSudios Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Ugh... Can't submit any pixel art...
MaddieWolfGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's Not Letting Me Submit Anything! :angry 
Puddin1o Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Okay I can't submit my writing because it says it doesn't fit into any categories? HOW THE HELL DO I MAKE IT FIT THEN?!
SugarKittty Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm having trouble submitting my art! Once I click the submit button the page goes blank. I put a drawing in my and tried to submit from there but same thing happened. Can someone please help?  
DarkThundah3600 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Try Doing This on a phone or a Tablet, IT'S FUCKING BULLSHIT.

The First thing i tried to do was Take a Picture of One of My drawings, then i go on DeviantART Mobile. Next thing is that i touch I Agree, IT FUCKING DOESN'T DO ANYTHING!?

Just FUCKING Great DevART, Just Fucking great.
Kitty-Rainbow-Icing Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know them feels. Currently I'm resisting the urge to goo into rage mode.
P302 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
It's won't let me submit! It won't even let me choose a category.
earthianmoonlady Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
can someone tell me how do i submit prints? it seems when i want to submit something as print, all i keep getting is "loading . . .".  nothing happens.
Hiddenwithinthunder Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can't get it to make my submission a print. The button on the side isn't even there, just the premium content.
Last-Brunnen-G Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I can't upload photos with my phone. Not directly, nor via stash. I get eternal "working..." Messages. Nor can I upload a journal entry, once written (though I don't really care too much about that-just want to be able to upload photos from my phone).
ZamaraPhantomhive Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't even post my first chapter of fan fiction! augh! Rage 
BakaRobin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
DAFUQ. It's getting annoying. I can't submit any ART. IT.IS.NOT.USER-FRIENDLY.
Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you submit to group only now?

I'm having a hard time finding it..
CaribouCoffee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist

All I can say it, quite frankly, fuck this new submission thing. I hate it with a passion. I left my other account because of it - I haven't been able to submit anything in months. I can't stand it - I absolutely can't stand it. Nothing I try is working, and it's grating on my last nerves. Please fix it, and soon. Thank you. - Caribou

Karategirl09 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having problems submitting digital art right, no matter what category I put it in that fits, it won't except it. 
AcidVenomizer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yeah, great, but where's a capitcha?
And also, my mine imator animation can't be submitted because no categories apparently allow mineimator stuff. 
Ender-Yama Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Fix the fucking support for older browsers and mobile. Most of the users left because of that and the damn thing doesn't work half the fucking time
Every time I want to submit, my tablet's all like :iconexplosionplz:
And I'm all like fuck my life
mgrai9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
How do I submit on iPhone to deviantart
Pickley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Try out dA Uploader (….
mgrai9 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
oh thanks
WladoTheAlphaChicken Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is not working for me. Whatever I try to upload ends up as a blank broken-image deviation. FIX IT, FIX IT NOW.
verusdementia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well this sucks.
Umagic65 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god I have never seen so many "angry"s on the Mood Thingy.

zenukazenna Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
The crappy buggy shitty upload page is still there :puke:
alexfan101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
*Stumbles into the horrifying dark cave that dA has become*


Collaboratey-let's-boycott-stuff-thing: :iconanti-new-submission:
Signy-makey-stuff-go-away-thing: [link]

*Lumbers away into the night, completely devoid of all hope on the subject and convinced that dA doesn't give a shit and hasn't for a long time. Because they haven't.*
FeatherlynneXWarrior Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
DeviantART should be ASHAMED of what they've done! It is now IMPOSSIBLE for me to submit literature!! Since when do you need a preview image to submit literature?!?!?! (I tried submitting my story by pressing "Add Text" and that worked, but then for the first time ever it required a preview image. Which by the way, are IMPOSSIBLE to upload now without it saying "not displayable") :rage: FIX IT!!!
queenfirelily17 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please fix this? Because every time I go to submit something the computer is always like: :iconfuckyoubyeplz:
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