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Why do I need a Submittable account to make a submission?
Why do I need a Submittable account to make a submission?

Creating a Submittable account is required to submit to an organization that uses Submittable's software.

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Written by Pam English
Updated over a week ago

What is Submittable?

Submittable is a software used by thousands of organizations to build customized online submission and application forms, as well as to review submissions and communicate with submitters.

If you’ve arrived at a Submittable landing page for the first time, you’re probably seeking an opportunity that requires an application of some sort. Maybe you’re applying for a grant, or sending out creative work for publication consideration. In order to submit information to an organization that uses Submittable, the first thing you’ll need to do is create an account.

Think of your Submittable account as a kind of online file cabinet: the digital drawer you open to find, apply to, and track any number of opportunities you’re going after. Your Submittable account provides a tidy list that shows all your submissions, whether you have 100 or just 1. You'll also be able to track the status of your applications and communicate with organizations in Submittable.

Once you've created an account, signing back in is simple. Just remember the email and password you used to create your account, and sign in here anytime. If you need to recover your password, you can do that here.

One more thing to know right off the bat. Submittable doesn't play any role in reviewing submissions. We provide software to the organizations that receive and review them. For specific questions related to submissions you've made—or plan to make—you'll need to reach out directly to the organization to which you’re submitting. Usually you'll be able to find contact information on an organization's website. Or if you've already submitted to an organization, you can reach out to them via our in-app messaging tool.

More things you can do with your Submittable account.

  • Find new submissions opportunities using our Discover feature.

  • Save a draft that you can return to at any time—as many times as you need—before actually submitting.

  • Check the status of any submission(s) you make.

  • Communicate with organizations to which you’ve already submitted.

  • Withdraw application(s) at any time.

  • Collaborate with others.

Our large help library has the answers to any more questions you have.

Welcome to Submittable! We're glad you're here.


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