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Old 04-01-2019, 09:55 AM   #11
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For those who entered in 2019 (I sent one), the Reader Comments have started to pour in on the FB page:

Nicholl Fellowship Reader Comments

I know these can become intoxicating and distracting, but at the very least they disclose what some of their readers have enjoyed (and thus the type of submissions they may be looking for).

Regular (April 10) and final (May 1) deadlines coming up; still time to submit something!
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:27 AM   #12
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Reader comments inexplicably fill me with hope.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:51 PM   #13
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For me, the lesson learned is:


Don't pay for the Nicholl comments.


Unless you plan to rewrite the same script year after year after year, there is really no point to it. The comments aren't going to boost your entry the next year.
This. Spend the $40 on Lottery tickets and it'll be less disappointing.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:15 PM   #14
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It says on the webpage that they'll be released on September 1st. I can't see mine yet.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:07 PM   #15
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When I was a semifinalist, I paid for the notes because I knew there would be several. I got 7 sets of notes. A few were duds, but most were quite helpful.



I don't think I would do it unless I was a semifinalist, though, because that means that the person probably got your script and could potentially unlock a reason it's good but not great (in their eyes).
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:59 PM   #16
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When I was a semifinalist, I paid for the notes because I knew there would be several. I got 7 sets of notes. A few were duds, but most were quite helpful.



I don't think I would do it unless I was a semifinalist, though, because that means that the person probably got your script and could potentially unlock a reason it's good but not great (in their eyes).

This is a good point, actually.
So, I'll modify by earlier stance. Don't pay for the notes unless you make QF or higher and know you'll give 5+ sets of notes.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:27 PM   #17
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This is a good point, actually.
So, I'll modify by earlier stance. Don't pay for the notes unless you make QF or higher and know you'll give 5+ sets of notes.



But don't you want to know where your strengths and weaknesses are. I got into the top 20%. So, I would like to know where I went wrong in terms of not being a quarterfinalist.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:55 AM   #18
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Somewhat looking forward to the day when A.I. and O.C.R. are able to objectively groom a screenplay for its merits and faults. It would at least be an unbiased result (as long as the algorithms are written to be that way).
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:05 PM   #19
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Somewhat looking forward to the day when A.I. and O.C.R. are able to objectively groom a screenplay for its merits and faults. It would at least be an unbiased result (as long as the algorithms are written to be that way).
When we get there, the AI will be writing the scripts.

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