How to Submit

The Revise & Resub (#RevPit) Annual Contest is open to completed, unpublished, fiction manuscripts ONLY. By entering, you have the chance to win 8 weeks of editing of your full manuscript. Your manuscript should be polished and beta-reader tested before submission. Only one submission per entrant.

Once you have your manuscript and query letter ready to go, you’ll come here and click the link to our submission form.

Please make sure you use the correct email address when submitting. This is the only way editors will be able to contact you regarding your submission materials.

The link will become active on April 10th, 2021 at 12:00pm EST/EDT and remain open until 11:59pm on April 11th, 2021.

If you need accommodations for the submission window due to disability, religion, or other special circumstances that create a significant barrier to submitting, please check the FAQ page for more details.

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Step 1: Browse the participating editor bios and select your top TWO choices and ONE alternate. We also have an accessible spreadsheet that breaks down which age categories and genres the editors are accepting to help you narrow down your choices. You can access the Editor MSWL spreadsheet here.

Step 2: Fill in the blanks with your personal info.

Step 3: Answer the following questions in the provided space:

Step 4: Attach the query letter and first five double-spaced pages (approximately 1250-1500 words) of your manuscript in ONE document. For extra help on putting together an awesome pitch, check out our sample query. (If you need a visual example of formatting for the Annual Contest, take a look at our submission sample).

Make sure your query includes:

Step 5: Have a synopsis and additional pages ready in case an editor requests more! Requests for additional materials may be made as early as the first day of the submission window.

Step 6: SUBMIT!

Click here for a downloadable PDF checklist to help you prep.

Eligibility Requirements:
Please note: If you are selected for Revise & Resub, your query and first five pages will be showcased on our website at the end of the contest. We want to be able to share your hard work with the world! Revised submissions will be showcased for three months and then removed from the site. After three months, or upon securing agent representation or a publishing contract, an author may request their submission be taken out of the showcase.

For extra help on putting together an awesome pitch, check out our sample query.