Apple emailed Podcast providers recently to let them know that “Submit a Podcast” will not be available from Saturday, December 21 until Friday December 27, 2013.
This is standard practice for Apple. This is often the case for its App Store and other submissions on its digital stores, too. Here’s an email from Apple:
Dear podcast provider,
Submit a Podcast will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, December 21, to Friday, December 27, 2013.
During that time, Submit a Podcast will not be accessible and you will not be able to submit new podcasts. Processing of metadata changes to existing podcasts will be delayed.
If you have any additional questions, contact us.
The iTunes Podcast team
Well, at least you know why that app you submitted Friday night isn’t live yet.