HERE'S THE EVEN BETTER NEWS:
I told you the prize was going to be a good one. Didn't I? Didn't I? Well, it's not good. It's freaking fabulous! Here it is. The agent will request a FULL MANUSCRIPT from the winner. The agent has also agreed to request a partial (up to 50 pages) from the two Honorable Mentions. Now, does it get any better than that? I ask you.
Also, the agent is open to requesting material from any of the other participants whose query may not be quite stellar, but whose work sounds like what the agent is seeking. The genre for this contest will be MG and YA only. Any sub-genre within those two age groups is acceptable.
So read the scoop in the post directly above (Welcome to Hell!). It will explain how to improve your query for this contest. I want you to submit the best example you can, and the program we've set up will help you do just that. Submitting your query as a COMMENT in the post above compises the first stage. Also included in that stage is your comments and suggestions to other query writers who've posted. Stage two will follow in a couple of days. More info coming on that in a subsequent post. After that, the contest begins.
When you post your query in the COMMENT section of the Welcome to Hell! post, you don't need to disclose your contact info as you would in the real query that you'll submit to agents. And don't put an agent's name at the top. Just "Dear Agent" will suffice. This query is not your entry in the contest. It's only your draft ready for improvement. I'll let you know when it's time to send in your entries. But we have a field trip scheduled to visit another site before then. Bring a sack lunch.
REMEMBER: DON'T ADD YOUR QUERY AS A COMMENT HERE. SCROLL UP TO THE "WELCOME TO HELL!" POST. THAT'S WHERE YOU NEED TO POST IT.