Earlier this year, I wrote my first screenplay–a fantasy-genre comedic adventure story, Arazel & Xarenia. I decided to send it out to a few screenwriting contests to put it to use while I worked on more screenplays. Well, today I recieved this letter from the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting (one of the higher profile contests out there). My screenplay wasn’t among the 320 that advanced to the quarterfinals, but the note at the bottom of the letter stated that it was “among the next 50 scripts.” In the top 370 out of 6048 entries…with a comedy…in the fantasy-genre…that’s something I can be really proud of.