The #RevPit 2022 Annual Contest Begins March 17th!

In this contest, authors are eligible to receive developmental edits on their full fiction manuscript from professional editors, ensuring their works are polished and ready for agents. Authors will be immersed in a supportive community of their peers and have the chance to learn more about how their story fits into the industry and why different edits matter and how to continue practicing them in the future.

See our Contest Schedule for a breakdown of contest dates.

Note: Non-fiction, poetry, chapter books, picture books, and projects under 25,000 words are not eligible.

How It Works

1. Meet The Editors

Writers must choose three editors. Editors will hold #MeetTheEditor Twitter chats to answer writers’ questions.

2. Submission Window

Once the submission window opens, writers will use our submission form to enter. Only one submission is allowed per entrant.

Check out the How to Submit page to learn about the submission process.

3. First Reader Round

When the submission window closes, the First Readers will read the first five pages only for all entries and provide brief feedback to aid the editors.

4. Editor Round

After the First Reader round, the editors will go through their entries.

Watch your chosen editors’ tweets and the #RevPit feed, as all editors will tweet anonymous #10queries feedback as they go.

5. Editors Select Winners

Editors select one winner and one runner-up to receive prizes.

6. Editing Round

The winning author-editor pairs will work together and post revised query letters and first five pages to the showcase on the Revise & Resub blog.

What You’ll Need:

#RevPit is only open to COMPLETED fiction manuscripts. Non-fiction, poetry, chapter books, picture books, and projects under 25,000 words are not eligible.

  1. Your full manuscript
    • A list of content warnings in your full MS
  2. Your query letter
  3. A separate document of the first five pages of your manuscript
    • A list of content warnings for the first five pages
  4. Your synopsis
  5. A logline
  6. Editor choices
  7. Answers to questions
For full details on what you'll need to submit check out our How to Submit page.

Want to learn more?:

Click here if you would like a downloadable version of the annual contest website copy as a pdf or the annual contest website copy as a Word doc.