Congratulations to those of you who snagged a spot in our first 25 entry slots. I have posted the entries below for your review and comments. I hope you will take the time to comment on any entries you wish to. Five would be a minimum number to shoot for. If you're pressed for time, please at least leave a comment on the entry directly above and directly below yours.
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY! UNTIL 6:00 PM CST TODAY!
If, in your mad dash to get your query entry sent, you neglected to include something of critical importance, i.e., word count, genre, etc., please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the missing element to be included. This is not an opportunity to send a revised query! Only minimal changes will be allowed. Typos will be corrected if you have discovered any after sending your entry. If I have neglected to put a paragraph break in, let me know and I will fix it.
Obviously, I want to give everyone the chance to present the best possible query, since this is such an important competition with such a great prize. I would recommend reviewing your own query first to see if there are any glaring errors or omissions. Then, feel free to spend a little time reviewing others and leaving your helpful comments.
Good luck to all of you! You've made me proud. I have a feeling there may be some future authors among this group.