A: Only one submission per entrant.
A: Yes! If you've won another contest or one of our mini events, you are eligible to submit to our Annual Contest. However, past Annual Contest Grand Prize winners cannot enter again for two years after they've won, and it cannot be with the same manuscript.
A: There is a cap of 100 submissions for all editors. After an editor receives 100, the rest of their submissions will go to the alternates chosen by the authors.
A: Just in case one of your editor picks caps out, we want to make sure your submission is still being seen by two editors.
A: Query letter:
A: We have a post about this from RevPit editor Kyra Nelson.
A: Here’s a great article that goes into detail. If you don’t have any writing credits, just a few short sentences about yourself are preferred.
A: No more than 1500 words, please.
A: Not at all! But try to keep it to less than 500 words per question.
A: Editor wish lists will be available soon with their bios on the Editors page, so do your research before the submission window opens. If you’re looking for clarification on what a specific editor is looking for, stop by during their #AskEditor sessions on Twitter or @ them using the #RevPit tag.
A: If you participated in #RevPit last year, you might notice that we made the switch from three to two editor choices per participant this year (you’ll still get to choose an alternate). This gives everyone the best shot of being assigned to their first choice of editor.
A: Each editor may request something different; it is entirely up to them. Participating authors need to have their query letter, complete manuscript, and a 1-2 page (500-1000 words) single-spaced synopsis ready by the first day of submissions, April 21st.
A: This post by RevPit editor Kaitlyn Johnson explains. Editors may not provide feedback on your synopsis. They mainly need it to see the plot and character development in your ms.
A: This post explains industry standards for word count. If your word count is too high or too low, it won’t disqualify you, but that is one element the editors may take into consideration.
A: Editors may request additional materials at any time between April 21st and April 29th. Editors will announce on Twitter when they have sent all requests for additional materials. Requests will be sent via the email you use to log in to your Submittable account.
A: #10Queries sessions are when editors will tweet anonymous feedback on some of the submissions they’ve received. For more information on #10Queries, check out this post.
A: #10Queries sessions will take place on Twitter April 21-29. Watch your chosen editors’ Twitter feeds and the #RevPit feed for updates on when editors will post their #10Queries feedback.
A: All editors will send feedback to the authors they request additional materials from but are not required to send feedback to authors from whom they do not request additional materials. Any feedback will be sent via email to the email the authors used to sign in to their Submittable account. As this contest is very labor-intensive, some editors may take some time to get back to you. Try not to worry!
A: Winners will be announced on the Showcase page of our site as well as on Twitter on April 30th. Editors will then email their authors to begin the editing process!
A: Yes, all editors are available for hire, but their availability and pricing vary. Reach out directly.