I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of screenwriting contest entries. I’ve read every genre and genre mashup you can think of, with original ideas and not-so-original ideas, linear plots and non-linear plots, male POVs and female POVs, happy endings and twist endings. You name it, I’ve read it. But the one thing many of them have in common is they were not ready to compete. Many entries lack even the basic qualifications needed to advance to the next round of competition.
This is why I’ve started a new service for writers called the Contest Prep Report. I will evaluate your script based on 15 different criteria I’ve developed, provide written feedback including tips and suggestions, and a list of top action items to help get your script in shape and ready to compete and to get "past the Reader."