Revise & Resub’s 2024 Annual Contest: A Golden Opportunity for Aspiring Authors

Revise & Resub, a renowned platform for budding authors, is hosting its much-anticipated 2024 Annual Contest starting on March 14th. This event presents a unique chance for authors to receive professional developmental edits on their full-fiction manuscripts. Let’s dive into what makes this contest an unmissable opportunity.

An Overview of the Contest

What’s On Offer?

The Revise & Resub contest offers more than just a competition; it’s a learning journey. Authors will:

  1. Receive Developmental Edits: Winners will have their manuscripts polished by professional editors.
  2. Engage in a Supportive Community: Interact with peers and gain industry insights.
  3. Learn Crucial Editing Skills: Understand the importance of various edits and how to apply them.


  • Genre: Only fiction manuscripts are eligible.
  • Length: The manuscript must be over 25,000 words.
  • Exclusions: Non-fiction, poetry, chapter books, and picture books are not accepted.

The Contest Process

The contest is structured into several engaging stages:

  1. Meet The Editors: Writers choose three editors and engage in Q&A sessions.
  2. Submission Window: Entrants submit their manuscripts via a specific form.
  3. First Reader Round: Initial feedback is provided on the first five pages of each entry.
  4. Editor Round: Editors review entries and provide anonymous feedback.
  5. Selection of Winners: Editors pick one winner and two runners-up.
  6. Editing Round: Winners collaborate with editors to refine their work for a showcase.

Submission Requirements

Participants must prepare the following:

  • Complete Manuscript: Ready for developmental editing.
  • Query Letter and Synopsis: Along with the first five pages of the manuscript.
  • Editor Choices: Selecting three preferred editors.
  • Additional Documents: Including loglines and content warnings.

Why Participate?

For Aspiring Authors

This contest is a golden ticket for aspiring authors. It’s not just about winning; it’s about growth, learning, and community building. You’ll receive:

  • Professional Feedback: To refine and enhance your writing skills.
  • Industry Insights: Understanding how your story fits in the literary world.
  • Network Building: Connect with editors, other authors, and industry professionals.

For Established Writers

Even if you’re not a newcomer, this contest offers valuable opportunities to:

  • Receive Fresh Perspectives: On your work from seasoned editors.
  • Broaden Networks: Connect with like-minded authors and industry experts.
  • Showcase Your Talent: A chance to present your refined work to a wider audience.

Get Ready!

The Revise & Resub 2024 Annual Contest is more than a competition; it’s a milestone in an author’s journey. Whether you’re an aspiring author or an established writer, this contest offers a unique platform to hone your skills, receive invaluable feedback, and immerse yourself in a supportive literary community. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your writing to the next level!

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Tina Pavlik

Owner of TRS since 2003

An aficionado of romance novels for many years, Tina has owned The Romance Studio since 2003 and for 20 years, has enjoyed highlighting the best books in the genre. She enjoys all aspects of marketing including writing content, book trailer design, and finding captivating new books for voracious readers. She has also written over 20 romance titles under various pen names. In another life, she writes horror and works as an extras casting assistant for TV shows and films in the North Carolina and South Carolina regions.