Am starting a thread for wishlist items for this particular page type in Literarium, since it seems likely to be one that will change a lot. Might be good to keep rolling sets of ideas all together. So, yeah, anyone with an idea for an additional field in the “Edit Submission” page in particular, feel free to put it here.
If possible, I would like an “Anticipated Publication Date” field to be triggered for submissions that have been marked as “Accepted.” I do see an actual “Publication Date” field, but it seems like that would be for once things have been published. While users could easily put the anticipated publication information in a general notes textbox, I’ve just run into a situation that indicates having a specialized field to sort on would be useful: I just had a submission accepted for not this year’s annual, but next year’s annual. Being able to sort on when my accepted submissions (assuming there will be others) were likely published or will likely be published, and maybe make myself some automatic tasks based on them, would help me keep track of checking if the publication happened in actuality.
Additionally, this sortable field would be useful in selecting appropriate publication history items in generating cover letters customized to genre markets. “I don’t think I’ve ever submitted a creepypasta piece before, but I know I had something gothic-horror accepted before. Was it in ‘Ghastly Ghouls Annual’ or ‘Clockwork Tinker’? When was it published? Was it actually published? Time to check Literarium.”