I received my email from the competition on Monday evening and the screenplay I entered did not make it to the quarterfinals this year.
However, at the bottom of the email was…
“PS: Your script received two positive reads.”
According to this entry from the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Facebook page, that means my entry fell somewhere in places 1427 – 2526 out of almost 7,200 scripts. I need to remind myself to feel good about being in the top 20%-35% and take that as a positive to keep writing and honing my skills.
On a positive note, my friend Ron Maede’s script “God Gets Fired” did make it into the quarterfinals! I had a chance to read this script awhile back and am very excited for Ron since it’s a quite clever, interesting, and fun story.
Good luck in the quarterfinals, Ron!!!