If you think you've mastered both the art of one paragraph pitch AND hooked your reader within the first paragraph of your masterpiece, QueryTracker.net has announced a contest to help you check your work. The contest will be judged by Jason Yarn at the Paradigm Agency, and it's open to any genre except short stories and romance. Although the announcement page says the contest will open at noon Eastern time on March 29, as of right now the submission form isn't working yet. Check back, and meanwhile, perfect your pitch and hook. They are critical to getting your manuscript signed with an agent, your book published, and your reader ready to pay the price of admission to the world you've created.