Sgambino, you ARE setup as a member of the Pit!
I'm terribly sorry if you didn't get an email confirmation. I could swear that when i submitted your info that I sent an email. I might have missed it. I'm sorry!
Sgambino, you are totally on the rolls for the Pit.
Being a member of the Pit has NO requirement for being published one way or the other. One of the main intents of the group is to help those so inclined to get better, to get good so that they can get published. By leveraging each other's strengths, we can help each other, published or not to get better in what we love to do.
Again, Sgambino, I'm sorry you didn't get a message stating that you are part of the group! You totally are.
PS: I received your query email to the PitMod and as soon as I saw that I jumped on here to let you know what's what. (I'm usually well occupied on Sundays, otherwise you would have received a response even sooner!)
Let me know if you have any questions. You should be able to see the threads in which the Pit is placed.