Congratulations! You are officially a quarter-finalist
in the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest!
Came the e-mail, precisely as above; centered and everything. There were over 1.400 entries. Now were are 500. I will need your good wishes.
How I Got That Story:
Last fall, I received one of those emails writers get, yadada yadada contest yadada. This announcement was different in that they were looking for short stories to adapt into feature films. You could enter for free, or pay $39 for feedback.
I plunked down the $39 and one of my favorite stories, I Wanted Ten (currently on submission at 8 different literary magazines). The feedback was completely positive, so I questioned the value of the exchange, then forgot about it until I received the big news note today.
I would love it if you could hold your breath with me until the semi-finalists are announced on February 14th.