Submittable

Submittable

Online submissions management software for digital content

4.8/5 (87 reviews)

Submittable Overview

What is Submittable?

Submittable is an online submissions manager with which companies & institutions can accept, review, and make decisions on applicants from one central location. By providing the tools to aid form building, workflow management, reviewing, communication and customization, Submittable aims to assist businesses with organizing and reviewing submissions of digital content.

Most commonly used by publishing firms and grant organizations, Submittable allows users to accept and curate content submissions for approval or rejection. The form builder provides a drag and drop interface to assist users in creating custom forms with personalized text fields, dropdowns, checkbox lists, logos, color schemes and more. In order to provide additional personalization, Submittable provides a form logic tool which allows for a more nuanced submission form by automatically linking to specific questions based on previous answers. Once created, organizations can share forms on social media.

In order to organize submissions, Submittable provides a workflow dashboard with all submissions showing in a color-coded and tagged list to identify pending, new and in progress submissions. Team collaboration tools allow team members to make decisions about submissions by rating them using thumbs up and thumbs down buttons, adding notes or scoring using a numerical calculation. Submissions can be responded to with individual notes, batch emails, auto-responses, email templates or requests for follow up forms or updates.

Submittable Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
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Submittable Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Canada, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Submittable screenshot: Manage workflows with all submissions in one easy to manage list
Submittable screenshot: Manage workflows with all submissions in one easy to manage list Submittable screenshot: Send automated submission responses using templates Submittable screenshot: Create forms with branching and form logic Submittable screenshot: Display galleries and host voting with content submission galleries Submittable screenshot: Review submissions by adding notes and rating Submittable screenshot: Forms are fully customizable within the form builder Submittable screenshot: Allow file submission in various file formats

Submittable Reviews for UK Users

Submittable Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
73

Very good
13

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.7
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.9
99% recommended this app
Jeff S.

It provides me with all necessary services as a submitter. It provides all I require as an...


Brian P.

Reliable and Effecient

I enjoy my work, and Submittable gives me confidence to stay organized and productive. I will learn to do more with it as I proceed and learn how to utilize what's available that I haven't tried yet (e.g. blind readings, running contests, etc.) The experience has been a very good, and as we grow our journal's submission rate which correlates to our growing readership, Submittable, I believe, will be an excellent tool for me as managing editor and the people who assist me.


Verified Reviewer

Every publication should use this software

Submittable made life so much easier. We drastically improved collaboration and communication. We were able to cut down our response times to submitters. We also received more submissions.


Bernice M.

Good for external reviews.

I use this whenever I submit poems or manuscripts to publishers. It's really easy to use and it stores your old content which means that you never lose anything. I only use it when I have to. I've never used it for my own reasons. It's always when the publisher/competition requests its use. I have no reason to use it beyond that.


Rebecca S.

Incredible Software for anyone!

Incredible. Again, this software is incredibly easy to use and the features it provides help up tremendously.


Jeff S.

It provides me with all necessary services as a submitter. It provides all I require as an editor.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 06/10/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Submittable is convenient. As a submitter, it provides efficient mechanisms for making submissions and efficient tracking of those submissions. As an editor, it provides me with notices and updates to allow me to process submissions quickly and efficiently. Submittable is practical. As a submitter, a single page allows me to keep track of active submissions to several publications. As an editor, the features for reaction and response to submitters makes my job much easier. Submittable is uncomplicated, easily used, and easy to understand. As a submitter, these qualities make submissions tracking manageable. Submittable is used widely enough to be familiar to virtually all writers and artists who submit work for publication.

Cons

Our current package allows only 5 of our team members to have access to submissions. I could wish for more relaxed limits in that regard.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Brian P.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Reliable and Effecient

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 20/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoy my work, and Submittable gives me confidence to stay organized and productive. I will learn to do more with it as I proceed and learn how to utilize what's available that I haven't tried yet (e.g. blind readings, running contests, etc.) The experience has been a very good, and as we grow our journal's submission rate which correlates to our growing readership, Submittable, I believe, will be an excellent tool for me as managing editor and the people who assist me.

Pros

I am able to manage my submissions quite easily with Submittable. It has many sorting options, and several tools to make reading a large amount of work manageable. Working collaboratively with other editors is possible and efficient because of the filtering functions (such as the use of labels, storing submissions, ordering them by date, alphabetically, etc.) and team management tools (such as the assigning of certain tasks to certain individuals, easy messaging, dissemination of work, etc.) I like the basic look/visuals of Submittable, as it is relatively intuitive to use. Furthermore, when I encountered troubles or had questions, I was given friendly and quick help over the telephone, as well as through their chatlines. Editing our site is also very easy.

Cons

I don't like that some services are offered to certain levels of subscriptions and not to others. I'd rather have a good, fair price for the use of Submittable's full functions. It's not always clear to me what I have in my subscription, even though not too hard to check, I suppose. Also, to "test" how forms will look to submitters seems a little complicated, but not too bad once going through it. I feel a little "blind" when sending out ACCEPT/DECLINE. Not sure what the solution is, however, and really does not present any real trouble for me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Every publication should use this software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Submittable made life so much easier. We drastically improved collaboration and communication. We were able to cut down our response times to submitters. We also received more submissions.

Pros

Pretty much every feature is a lifesaver. The workflows, templates, ratings, comments, etc. It's all very well thought out and makes collection and responding to submissions of any kind super easy. The ability to collect payment for contests or other submissions is also invaluable.

Cons

Honestly, there's nothing I dislike about this software other than maybe the cost. It's one of the few tools that I think is pretty much perfect as it is.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Bernice M.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Good for external reviews.

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 27/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I use this whenever I submit poems or manuscripts to publishers. It's really easy to use and it stores your old content which means that you never lose anything. I only use it when I have to. I've never used it for my own reasons. It's always when the publisher/competition requests its use. I have no reason to use it beyond that.

Pros

You never lose anything because it saves it for you as a PDF.
A full history of everything you have submitted and whether it is processing or whether its been accepted or declined.

Cons

Limited functionality. I can't really use it for anything personal. Only when I'm submitting work and the publisher/competition prefers this method.
It would be cool if I could save workable, InDesign or Word copies for my own use. If I have to download a PDF then I have to use another software to make the text editable which is always a hassle.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Rebecca S.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Incredible Software for anyone!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 08/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Incredible. Again, this software is incredibly easy to use and the features it provides help up tremendously.

Pros

It is easy to use, and if anything happens that we are unsure about, the support team replies quickly and provides incredible instructions!

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about Submittable.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.4/10
Based on 87 user ratings
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Submittable Pricing

Submittable Pricing

Starting from
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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Value for Money
4.7/5
Based on 87 user ratings
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Submittable Features

Submittable Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
Based on 87 user ratings
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Additional information for Submittable

Additional information for Submittable

Key features of Submittable

  • API
  • API availability
  • Activity logging
  • Applicant management
  • Applicant portal
  • Applicant tracking
  • Applications management
  • Approval process control
  • Auto-responders
  • Branching
  • Categorizing
  • Category customization
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting / notes
  • Contact management
  • Contest management
  • Custom branding
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable approvals
  • Customizable fields
  • Customizable questions
  • Data import/export
  • Document approval
  • Document review
  • Document tagging
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Electronic payments
  • Electronic workflow
  • Email templates
  • File transfer
  • Filtered views
  • Forms management
  • Grant award tracking
  • Grant opportunity search
  • Import / export data
  • Multiple document formats
  • Online applications
  • Permission management
  • Privacy options
  • Process management
  • Reviewer management
  • Scoring
  • Tags & keywords
  • Voting and Galleries
  • Web forms
  • White label

Benefits

  • Integrate with third-party platforms such as WordPress, SalesForce and Zapier thanks to Submittable’s API integration. Data can be transferred across applications with just the click of a button.

  • Create custom workflows, white-labelled forms, data analytics, personalized dashboards and more with Submittable’s advanced customization tools.

  • Send individual submission responses or batch emails using Submittable’s built-in email templates which can be personalized and saved. Keep in touch with submitters throughout the review process by sending notes, auto-responses, contracts or requesting more content.

  • Benefit from Submittable’s promotional tools, including social media marketing and newsletters, to increase traffic and encourage more submissions. Basic marketing is included in Submittable subscriptions.

  • Teams can vote on submissions to calculate the most successful candidate with upvoting or ratings, or businesses can set up Public Voting contests with Submittable to allow customers to decide.

  • Submittable FAQs

    Submittable FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Submittable.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Submittable offer?

    Submittable offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Get in touch so we can price out only the features and capacity you need.

    Q. What are the main features of Submittable?

    Submittable offers the following features:

    • API
    • API availability
    • Activity logging
    • Applicant management
    • Applicant portal
    • Applicant tracking
    • Applications management
    • Approval process control
    • Auto-responders
    • Branching
    • Categorizing
    • Category customization
    • Collaboration tools
    • Commenting / notes
    • Contact management
    • Contest management
    • Custom branding
    • Custom fields
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable approvals
    • Customizable fields
    • Customizable questions
    • Data import/export
    • Document approval
    • Document review
    • Document tagging
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Electronic payments
    • Electronic workflow
    • Email templates
    • File transfer
    • Filtered views
    • Forms management
    • Grant award tracking
    • Grant opportunity search
    • Import / export data
    • Multiple document formats
    • Online applications
    • Permission management
    • Privacy options
    • Process management
    • Reviewer management
    • Scoring
    • Tags & keywords
    • Voting and Galleries
    • Web forms
    • White label

    Q. Who are the typical users of Submittable?

    Submittable has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Submittable support?

    Submittable supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Submittable offer?

    Submittable has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Submittable support mobile devices?

    Submittable supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Submittable integrate with?

    Submittable integrates with the following applications:

    Gmail, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Salesforce App Cloud, Slack, Wordpress, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Submittable offer?

    Submittable offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials