Every foundry application is reviewed by a real live person and will provide feedback about what's not right in your application if needed. There are a few very common reasons we need to reject applications, and luckily they're easy to avoid! Read more below to ensure your application process is as quick and seamless as possible!
Sign your agreement with your complete legal name.
Seems straightforward enough! Make sure that when you sign your agreement, you must use your real name - not a foundry name or nickname or alter ego. Your title should be your position within your company, i.e. CEO, Owner, Designer. While this agreement is with your foundry, it requires a person to agree to it.
Make sure your foundry name is consistent across your application.
Often we must reject applications because the applicant doesn't type out their foundry name the same everywhere in the application. Please use the exact same spelling, spacing, and capitalization for your foundry name. You're a type designer, so we know you're detail oriented! Use this attention to detail in all aspects of your business, not just your font designs.
Spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization.
Make sure your application contains proper spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. If English isn't your first language, ask a friend who is to review your materials and/or run your text through a program like Grammerly. At the very least, your sentences should start with a capital letter and end with a period.
Write in English.
Please submit your application in English. While we have a broad range of partners around the world, our primary markets are in English-speaking countries, so our site content at this time is primarily in English. As we continue to localize our sites for other languages, you'll be able to submit descriptions in other languages.
Don't write a letter to the reviewer in the description.
If your application is accepted, the description you submit in your application will be publicly visible to customers on our sites. Please prepare a professional description that you would want customers to read, not a letter to us requesting to sell your fonts. Your description should not start with "Hello" or end with a signature.