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Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to us. We have a detailed page where you can find the answers to your questions. Please refer to our submissions guidelines at This page will likely answer all of your questions related to submitting to Hippocampus. If you don't find the answer there, please do contact us.

If your submission is listed as "in progress" it means* it's been assigned. If it's still showing as "new" we have not sent it to the reading panel yet. We typically read submissions in the order they're received, with exceptions during contest and theme issue periods when submissions to certain categories are more time-sensitive. Sometimes we fall a little behind; we're human and a volunteer team, but we do our best to keep up with a growing queue. Please do not email us for an update if it's been less than four months. See our guidelines for more details. (*Sometimes a submission that's listed as "in-progress" has not been assigned; this could mean it was opened for editing.)

We always continue to get questions about how to speak at HippoCamp, right up until a few weeks before the conference. We're sorry you missed this year's call! Like most professional development conferences, we plan and finalize the program more than six months ahead of time. If you’re interested in participating in future conferences (maybe you just heard about us for the first time?) be sure to sign up for our newsletter (and/or follow us on social media so that you don’t miss next year’s call. Typically, we open for break-out session submissions in late August and stay open through the fall, and then we announce the line-up when tickets go on sale in January/February.

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Subject: Project proposal accepted [MONTH/NRN]

Hello Hippocampus,

This is just to inform you that our proposal has been accepted. Hooray!


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