3Pages just closed for submissions. All in all it has been a fun competition, though it didn’t really start feeling like a competition or very exciting till the final days, when suddenly it was crunch time and the deadline was looming and it started to feel real and more exciting. That is on my end. I do not know about your end.
There were some glitches. My server host decided to bottom out on me and get cranky during the competition, which caused some mail and submission glitches. [My host is so fired. Hopefully everyone made it through and if you didn’t and for some reason had big problems submitting you can talk to me about that and we can probably fix it – but that has to be soon as in right now.]
I haven’t done a final count on submissions but I think it is somewhere around 50. It is a very small competition. But it will be fun for me to see what people sent in and to read the entries. I really love comedy. I especially really love short comedy. It is sort of like a mini shorts festival for me, reading and judging 3Pages submissions. So I have a really fun week coming up.
And it will be good for you, because if you win, you get a really expensive class for three bucks. That is a hell of a deal.
Last time I ran 3Pages – which was a good while ago — it ran for several months and I did a lot of press work and put up featured entries regularly and there were about 200 entries if I remember correctly. This time it was not quite as intensive. Very low key. Which is much easier on me. And you.
50 or so entries is in no way going to cover three winners getting free classes. It would take over a hundred entries just to cover one class tuition. So “up to three winners” may turn out to be just one winner. But we will see. It is also not going to take two weeks to read and judge entries so probably announcements will be coming out before April 15.
Thank you to everyone who entered. I am really looking forward to reading your submissions.
Stay tuned for announcements.