On a paragraph by paragraph basis, how, generally, should the query letter function? Kinda outta off topic, but does someone with very little background and experience submitting work and no playwriting resume stand to have any kind of chance winning a residency spot at a theater? The one I'm thinking of is the Hangar Theater opp. The details are under the March '08 deadline for contests and opportunities here on the board. Mayeb someone can lend me some from-the-heart honesty.
I need to write a query for a contest and have never done it before. Please someone point me to a helpful guide on the web or send me an example letter (email@example.com) anything! What is the overall point and arch to convey in these letters? As you can see I'm helpless and pleading.