On April 30th, I found out that amazing editor Carly Bornstein-Hayward had chosen my manuscript for the #RevPit contest . Almost two months later, I have a shiny new manuscript, a tight-knit group of writer friends, and a tremendous amount of gratitude. #RevPit was one of the most valuable experiences in my writing career. Here's what the journey was like. Only slightly unhinged after finishing my #RevPit edit What is #RevPit? #RevPit is a relatively new annual writing contest. 11 editors receive 100 submissions each over the course of a few days. The submission packet includes the query letter and first 5 pages. The editors then request full or partial manuscripts and synopses from their favorites. After a week of deliberation, they pick one manuscript they want to work with for the 5 weeks of the contest, culminating in a showcase of the revised query and first 5 pages. How did I get involved? I found out about #RevPit on Twitter. (Side note for aspiring authors —
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