Introducing Universal Submission Tracker: A New Tool for Submitters

03/20/2020

We’re always looking for ways to improve the submission process for our users. 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 submitters manage all of their submissions, no matter what platform or process they’re using to submit.

In addition to tracking the progress of submissions made using Submittable, anyone 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 the Universal Submission Tracker

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

What do you do next? Click “Create Universal Submission” and fill out the details of the 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 or your users 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 that we can continue discovering ways to improve your experience with Submittable. Let us know!

Check out our other new Submittable features

  • Our customers can now take advantage of Internal Forms, which allows users to build a form with the full suite of form fields and options available for other form types for the specific purpose of internal use.
  • In addition, we recently introduced an improved form engine. Learn more about its time-saving tools, new customization and functionality, and intuitive design.
  • Advanced Reporting is a powerful feature that brings data to life by giving you the ability to analyze virtually every field on every form, including built-in charts and quick exports.
  • Submittable is now SOC Type 2 certified. Learn more about this testament to our commitment to data security and privacy for everyone who interacts with the Submittable platform.
Jolene Brink

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