Story Tracker 4+

Writer's Submission Tracking

Andrew Nicolle

    • 4.4 • 24 Ratings
    • $7.99



Story Tracker makes keeping track of your submitted stories, novels, poems, scripts, and articles easy. Never wonder again where or when you submitted your work. The information is all right there on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch!

Whether you're a working freelance writer, a hobbyist, or something in-between, Story Tracker is a valuable addition to your writing toolbox. Many magazines, journals, or other markets for your work don't allow simultaneous submissions. When you're juggling dozens or even hundreds of stories, it's easy to make an embarrassing mistake. Keeping track of it all can soon become a nightmare.

Here's what you can do with Story Tracker:
* Track submissions of all your writing: stories, poetry, novels, articles, scripts, screenplays, and more.
* Store details and guidelines for any market accepting written submissions: magazines, book publishers, journals, agencies, websites, movie studios, or even one-off writing competitions or anthologies.
* Add details for each story, including title, word-count, genre, and notes.
* View total income earned for each story.
* 'Trunk' stories to hide them from the story list when creating submissions.
* View the submission history for each story, sorted by date.
* Displays story status icons.
* Add details for each market, including title, genre, editor, deadline and more.
* Launch email or phonecalls directly from market details.
* Highlights approaching market deadlines on the market list.
* Hides closed markets from the market list when creating submissions.
* View submission history for each market, sorted by date.
* View response times for each submission.
* Add details for each submission, including story, market, sent/response due/response dates, withdrawn status, and notes.
* Response due dates are calculated automatically based on market response time and submission sent date, or can be overridden.
* Past due submissions are flagged with an exclamation mark on the story and submission screens.
* Past due submissions are highlighted on the submission list.
* Store income earned for each submission.
* Database statistics.
* Protect your data with a passcode lock.
* Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer's web browser, Story Tracker for Mac, and Story Tracker for PC.
- Transfer the complete database between devices (iPad / iPhone / iPod) over WiFi via Story Tracker SDBI-format support and AirDrop.
- Supports iTunes file-sharing to transfer the database between device and computer.
* CSV format support to import/export your Story Tracker database to and from desktop spreadsheet applications.
* iPad support at no extra charge!

Please visit for more information on Story Tracker, including contact details to ask questions, request features, or report any issues. Join the Facebook page to discuss Story Tracker with other fans.

What’s New

Version 3.6

Note: This update requires iOS 11 or higher!
- Improved iOS 16 support.
- Added support for new devices.
- Renamed AirDrop button on the Backup Database popup to Share.
- WiFi is no longer required to share the database on the Backup Database popup.
- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bananachirp ,

Good app but needs dark mode

I just bought this app, and so far I like it. But I noticed that it’s a bit grating to see it at night. A dark mode would be great.

Also, it would be neat if it came with a prepopulated database of markets. Perhaps a deal with Writer’s Market or some other publication like that? It would be most helpful.

Duck of Death ,

Simple and works great 😊

I love the simplicity of being able to track your story submissions on this app. Everything is linked. I love being able to see an overview of stats of all my submissions. I do wish there was an overview of stats on the story level so you can see how many markets that story has been submitted to and same for markets. That way you have the ability to track how many stories you’ve submitted to one market.
I wish there was a little more flexibility to add fields and to do multiple selections on drop down fields, such as genre, or having the ability to add different pay rates for the same market. Still a good little app. Thanks for creating it! 😊

G Scott O ,

Early Review

Began using the app two or three weeks ago. Makes building a database of potential markets easy. With a glance, one can refresh one's memory of where work is going (don't know yet about submittal history). There seems to be room on the top page to put a few critical notes about the market, such as reading period for lit mags or how to contact any market. Some glitches (can't clear a red entry. Don't know what it's for).

Developer Response ,

Markets are highlighted in red when the deadline for that Market approaches. To clear the highlighting, either change the Market deadline, or modify the Market Deadline Highlighting options in the app (Tools -> Settings within the app). The settings are 'Highlight x units before' and 'Clear past deadlines'.

Submissions will be highlighted when the Response Due date has passed. To clear the highlight, enter a Response and Response Date for that Submission, or don't enter a Response Due date to begin with.

App Privacy

The developer, Andrew Nicolle, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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