Who Uses Submittable?

Varieties of organizations, foundations and nonprofits looking for a cloud-based submission management platform to help simplify the process of accepting, reviewing, and communicating with applicants.

What Is Submittable?

Upgrade your submission or application process with cloud-based software from Submittable. Our all-in-one submissions solution makes it simple to collect, collaborate, review, and report on any kind of digital content. Perfect for grantmakers, universities, brand managers, scholarship coordinators, publishers, and more, Submittable is effortlessly customizable to suit and streamline your workflowits also scalable for institution-wide processes, from HR to events and conferences.

Submittable Details

Submittable

https://www.submittable.com/home

Founded 2010

Submittable Pricing Overview

Submittable does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Submittable Features

Accreditation Management Software
Collaboration
Compliance Management
Document Management
Higher Education
Requirements Management
Reviewer Portal
Self Assessment
User Access Permissions
Workflow Management
Accounting
Committee Management
Donor Management
Dues Management
Event Management
Fundraising Management
Member Database
Membership Management
Social Media Management
Volunteer Management
Abstract Management
Attendee Management
Badge Management
Catering Management
Client Management
Registration Management
Social Promotion
Space / Room Setup
Speaker Management
Sponsorship Management
Surveys & Feedback
Ticketing
Awards Management
Blind Judging
Entrant Management
Entry Fee Processing
Entry Management
Forms Management
Fraud Detection
Judging Management
Scoring
Skills Contests (Photo, Essay, Design, etc)
Social Media Management
Social Promotions
Sweepstakes
Timeline Management
Voting Management
Advertising Management
Books
Campaign Management
Catalogues
Circulation Management
Content Management
Layout & Design
Magazines
Newsletters
Newspapers
Badge Management
Budgeting
Conferences/Conventions
Exhibit/Vendor Management
Gamification
Room Block Management
Social Media Promotion
Sponsorship Management
Surveys & Feedback
Ticketing
Volunteer Management
Weddings/Parties
Artist Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
CRM
Contract Management
Credential Management
Film Planning
For Film Festivals
For Music Festivals
Guest Accreditation
Staff Scheduling
Transportation Management
Vendor Management
Volunteer Management
Compliance Management
Contract Management
Grant Application Management
Grant Award Tracking
Grant Discovery
Applicant Management
Applicant Portal
Commenting / Notes
Customisable Forms
Interview Management
Recommendations Management
Reviewer Management
Scoring
White Label

Submittable Reviews

Showing 5 of 89 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.7/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Jeff S.
Associate Editor
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/10/2017

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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/10/2017
Rebecca S.
Assistant Director
Arts & Crafts, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/1/2020

"Incredible Software for anyone!"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/1/2020
Sarah L.
Author
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/6/2020

"The easy way to submit documents"

Comments: I've used Submittable to submit manuscripts to literary agents and editors and it's been a very easy and effective process. It's a nice one-stop-shop for my submission materials and nice to be able to check the status of various submissions in the same place. From the first time I used it to the last, it's been a straightforward, easy, experience.

Pros: It's impossible to format submissions incorrectly because Submittable only accepts the types of docs your recipient wants. It's an easy to use template to uplad the appropriate content and then manage your submission.

Cons: The only thing that's slightly a downside is that you have to be in Submittable to get all the information about your submission, but that's not really a problem.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/6/2020
Bernice M.
Copywriter
Writing & Editing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2019

"Good for external reviews."

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Managing Editor
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/5/2020

"Every publication should use this software"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 5/5/2020