First of all, if you missed the first post, you can find it here.
Now for the exciting bits :) We already told you you'd need a query letter and the first 500 words of your completed ms to enter. We'll both be reading ALL the entries (and possibly fighting over our favourites.) I'm kidding (I'm not, and I'm pretty sure I have the weight advantage).
Anyway, once we've come to a dignified and amicable decision (seriously, I fight dirty), we're going to help you edit your entry until it is a many spendoured thing. Not that you HAVE to take our advice - it's your work. But the advice will be there :)
So because we'll need time to read all the entries and you might need to time to polish them up after our suggestions, the timeline is going to look like this:
Next post - 2nd July. This one will reveal our ten agents!
Submission window - 9th July between 6am and 3pm EST. Submissions should be sent to lottiehumphries14(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk. I'll set up an auto response so you'll know we've received your submission.
13th July - the 30 writers chosen by us will be posted and notified.
18th July - after polishing, the entries go live on our blogs for the entire week and requests will be made!!
Don't forget to use the hastag #XmasinJuly on Twitter!