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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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francisbonnfwa Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
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. 
KlTSY Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student 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 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.
earthianmoonart 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 Digital 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 Traditional 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:
Luddox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
The bugs are still there and the admins have abdicated and gone to Narnia. This really sux big time IMO!!!
Matthew-Fuller Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey my work keeps on showing up as a broken page soon as i submit something! D: it only lasts for a little~ but I think this is the reason i'm not getting feedback any more! this is really annoying!!!
carolkayla Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Umm well how can you add a zip file for example, to the preview ? i can't find the way to do this can someone here help me? thx
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Loads of deviations appearing without thumbnails in many different groups, this shows the process isn't intuitive and not really working. Certainly not as well as it should.

I can't raise a bug on this as it is not affecting my submissions, I can't raise this any place but here and as the link to this page has been removed from the submission page no-one is going to read this.

It is rather a daft situation where the designers won't admit the new page is faulty and where they won't allow any feedback stating so.

A slightly North Korean attitude.
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   Writer
I was thinking of Swastika instead of North Korean... -_-"
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Not really Nazi as they were pointlessly cruel. The DA admins are in denial and don't like adverse feedback. There is obviously a policy of "ignore the moaners and just push it out".
They forget that feedback is good and that some of it may be worth listening to. All of it is worth responding to one way or another.
YS-Liliumsynth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   Writer
well, that sounds like "Nazi in the making"~~~:shrug:
Hitler first ignored his people, he plotted some schemes around his rivals in politics... it's not that the Nazi rose all barbaric in power, it was something like they have something, and that something was what they kept on holding...Then they "ignored the moaners and just pushed it out", and hence they began with Poland...and spread across.:shrug:

but uh...yeah, anywayz, I'll say and admit I'm half-wrong with my analogy.

Still, these dA-admins kept on doin' something they want, they're gonna be power-hungry in no time.:iconsighingplz:

So yep I admit I'm wrong to say abut "Nazi", but I say my analogy comes next to "dictators".:nod: I should have said dictators rather than Nazi, sorry~~:iconrelievedplz:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Dictators is fine!

Many people like setting up an 'empire' then ruling it. It might be merely a desk or two in a shed but there may well be a dictator there.

Here's a link for you that suggests my feelings! [link]
silverexpress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
The damn thing still wants to resize my picture. Fix this will ya!!
SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Meh - fix this shit already!
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