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Submittable is a platform used by journals, funders, festivals, competitions, etc to call for and receive proposals and articles.

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The best way to understand how Submittable works is to first look at it from the point of view of the thousands of organizations that use it. For organizations, Submittable’s many uses include:

  • Grant management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Scholarship management
  • Fellowship management
  • Awards management
  • Publication management
  • Contest management
  • Competition judging
  • Admissions management
  • Event & festival management software
  • Conference submissions
  • Peer reviews
  • Audition management
  • Exhibition management
  • Online form management
  • Speaker management
  • Abstract management
  • Accreditation management

In other words, Submittable makes it easy for organizations to work with writers, among other groups of stakeholders.

Journals can put out calls for articles. Award organizers can request submissions from poets, or fiction writers, etc.

As a writer producing work, you go to Submittable to send that work in to different publications, competitions, etc.

The website’s submission tracker makes it easy for you to see all the places you have sent work to.

See also Duotrope.


Submittable is free for users signing up to respond to calls for submissions. If you represent an organization that wants to use this platform, you can get more information and request a quote.

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