After a lifetime of writing, I’ve finally started actually submitting short stories for publication. (Yeah. Only took a few decades. Don’t follow my example, kids.) Writers tend to collect an awful lot of techniques and systems for the writing itself, but organizing around the business of writing can be a little harder for some of us to manage. In an effort to start strong with my record-keeping, I found myself on a whirlwind tour of submission tracking software and systems, so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite options here. Everybody works differently: what keeps my ADHD-riddled brain on track might not work for someone else, so I’ve jotted down a few notes about how each one works, to help you find a method that works for you.