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We Launched Something New — And It’s Going to Track Everything


We’re always looking for ways to improve the submission process for our creative community. Over the years we’ve heard one request that always resonated with that goal:

Patricia C Murphy Twitter Post

We aren’t getting married just yet. But today we are launching a Universal Submission Tracker to simplify how you manage all of your submissions.

In addition to tracking the progress of submissions made using Submittable, you can now add submission details for any opportunity made outside of our platform, including the status, submission date and title, name of the organization reviewing your work, and internal notes specific to that submission. 

This new feature enables anyone with a Submittable account to track all of their submissions in one place. No more spreadsheets or post-it notes to remind you when or where you submitted your work. No more wading through your email inbox to remember when you pitched an editor or applied for an opportunity.

How to use your new Universal Submission Tracker

The Universal Submission Tracker is available now. Just head over to your personal account and look in the upper right-hand corner of your submission list.

Click “Create Universal Submission” and fill out the details of your external submissions, including the title, organization, status, and submission date. Enter any notes that you’d like, such as the draft that you sent, when decisions should be announced, or any other important information. Click “Create Submission” and you’re done. Edit the status any time you have an update.

Learn how to get started in even more detail (and with helpful screenshots) by checking out our Universal Submission Tracker help page

Tell us what you think

If you have thoughts, suggestions or more great ideas about the Universal Submission Tracker, we want to know. You can let us know on Twitter (like Patricia and Nichole did) or message us on Facebook. If you run into a problem, have a question, or spot a bug that needs squashing, you can always contact our team at support@submittable.com for help.

We also always love hearing your ideas for new features and changes so we can continue discovering ways to improve your experience with Submittable. Let us know!

Find new opportunities with Discover

If you’re looking for new opportunities to submit your work, our Discover tool can help you find the right calls for submissions, contests, grants, fellowships, residencies, scholarships, and more. Simply log into your account, click “Discover” in the masthead, and search through hundreds of opportunities accepting work now.

You can also hear about some of the best current opportunities for creatives in our popular newsletter, Submishmash.


Jolene Brink

Jolene Brink is a product marketing manager for submitter growth, which means she spends most of her time thinking about ways to connect Submittable's creative community with more than 10,000 organizations using Submittable to collect submissions. She's also a poet, essayist and visual artist. You can see her work here: jolenebrink.com