Monday, March 19, 2007

Changes in the submission process

I've been receiving more and more submissions these last few weeks. I've also been getting a lot of junk mail...

To make sure everyone gets a chance to have their queries read, I'm modifying the submission process a bit. From now on, I will personally respond to each and every query I receive, whether your script is accepted or rejected.

If I do not reply after two weeks, please send me your query again. It's possible I may not have received it...or it was accidentally thrown out with the junk mail. :-O

Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's here! The Unsung Critic's first SCREENWRITING CONTEST!

You're probably wondering what's with the (now censored*) photo of the cute girl in a thong. A shameless ploy to grab your attention? Not exactly. I posted it because if you type in the word "contest" under Google's image search, this is the very first pic you'll get. Seriously.

Now that I have your attention, allow me to announce...OUR FIRST ANNUAL SCREENWRITING CONTEST!

Thanks to generous support from the folks at Final Draft, Inc. and Script Magazine, we'll be sponsoring a contest...with prizes!!!

The specifics about the prizes will be announced shortly, but here's a rundown of what you'll need to know:

  • The deadline is SEPTEMBER 30th, 2007.
  • To enter the contest, you simply need to submit your stuff as usual. That means emailing me a good query first, not just blindly sending me the script itself! Any scripts submitted without prior approval will not be read. I know it's a hassle, but give me some slack...I'm a one-man operation, and profiling someone's ability to write is much easier and faster through a quick query, rather than pages and pages of screenplays.
  • All scripts submitted to me since 1/1/2007 are already qualified for the contest. There is no need to resubmit your work. However, all scripts submitted to me prior to 2007 are not eligible. Sorry
  • No more than 3 entries per writer.
  • Please review my submission guidelines before asking any questions. If there's an issue I haven't covered that you're wondering about, you can email me.

Good luck to you all, and happy writing!

*Sorry if my censoring the photo offends you. That thong was just a little too small for comfort.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The end of an era...

I'm saddened and surprized to learn this morning that POD-DY MOUTH, a blog dedicated to reviewing the work of self-published books, is no more. :(

Girl On Demand's efforts were my main inspiration for starting this blog in the first place. I shall miss her blog's humor, wit, and wisdom, but I hope she finds happiness and success in her new ventures, whatever they may be.