Submittable Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Online submissions management software for digital content

4.82/5 (73 reviews)

Submittable overview

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.


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Business size



United States, Canada

Supported languages

Submittable screenshot: Manage workflows with all submissions in one easy to manage listSubmittable: Submissions made simpleSubmittable screenshot: Send automated submission responses using templatesSubmittable screenshot: Create forms with branching and form logicSubmittable screenshot: Display galleries and host voting with content submission galleriesSubmittable screenshot: Review submissions by adding notes and ratingSubmittable screenshot: Forms are fully customizable within the form builderSubmittable screenshot: Allow file submission in various file formats

Submittable reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
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Mary Jane Edwards

Submittable...How do I love you? Let me count the ways!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

Try me another day...I am out the door to a meeting.

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Great platform but could work better

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

In my opinion, user experience and interface matter. Submittable has a clean look that is welcoming to users. It's not a perfect platform and we've had to work around it. The team is very responsive, however, and seems open to improving their product. If only they could move a bit faster.

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Donna Talarico

Submittable makes life easier. As an independent literary organization, we find value in this tool.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

We save time.

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Jeff Streeby

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Donna Wallace

Not entirely intuitive, but doable for digital immigrants. "Chat" folks are responsive & helpful.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of receiving submissions, as opposed to the manual email system we had in place. Also the ability to link donations as an option when paying. It's a timesaver in processing submissions that allows us to get right to the content, rather than shuffling emails back and forth to our editors.

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Submittable pricing

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Submittable features

Activity Tracking
Custom Fields
Data Import/Export
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (372 other apps)
Audit Trail (211 other apps)
Auditing (284 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (396 other apps)
Compliance Management (247 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (301 other apps)
Document Storage (216 other apps)
Inventory Management (258 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (232 other apps)
Invoice Management (208 other apps)
Monitoring (216 other apps)
Real Time Data (264 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (205 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (311 other apps)
Workflow Management (269 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Submittable

Key features of Submittable

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