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Open submissions - Unspun Page 8

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GoWithIt

  • Thursday 17th March 2016, 1:06pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 122 posts

I've just got the rejection email today!

J x

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CazD

  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 11:05am
  • England
  • 7 posts

Day 48 - still waiting...

Is anybody else still waiting to hear?

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JonT

  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 5:33pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts

Yep, I've still heard nothing. Emailed them the other day to ask, but not heard back yet.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 10:29pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

This was a TV opp, so it's likely they can't respond to everybody. Just move onto the next opportunity, willya?

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JonT

  • Thursday 24th March 2016, 10:32am
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts

Bit patronising that, Paul, dontchathink? A 10-second followup email to see if we've been overlooked or are still being considered for some work doesn't exactly take a lot of time from other projects. Not like we're marching up and down with placards here.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 24th March 2016, 10:37am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

Submitting is pain, end of.

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StephenM

  • Thursday 24th March 2016, 1:43pm
  • London, England
  • 821 posts

I got my rejection the other day. I must say I'm very impressed they take the time to write back to everyone and let them know one way or another.

I'd say hearing nothing means you might still be in the mix. I mean they've got to choose someone haven't they!

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kate to the party

  • Friday 25th March 2016, 9:59pm
  • England
  • 38 posts

Just found out about this on twitter -a similar opportunity, looking for two sides of A4 (although are they still sides when it is the internet?) for a satirical comedy show:

http://www.britainsgotsatire.com/#!writing-competition/cfvg

Onward! Etc.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 26th March 2016, 9:17pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts
Quote: kate to the party @ 25th March 2016, 9:59 PM GMT

Just found out about this on twitter -a similar opportunity, looking for two sides of A4 (although are they still sides when it is the internet?) for a satirical comedy show:

http://www.britainsgotsatire.com/#!writing-competition/cfvg

Onward! Etc.

It's daft calling this a writing competition, this is a writing and performing comp. Worth trying something different though.

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liebot

  • Sunday 27th March 2016, 10:05pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 26th March 2016, 9:17 PM GMT

It's daft calling this a writing competition, this is a writing and performing comp. Worth trying something different though.

Why is it a writing and performing competition?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 28th March 2016, 10:55am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

Because you have to perform it on video?

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Dantrobus

  • Monday 28th March 2016, 7:03pm
  • England
  • 23 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 28th March 2016, 10:55 AM BST

Because you have to perform it on video?

You don't have to. They've given that as an option for writer-performers, but you can just submit 2 pages of written stuff too. Here's the relevant bit from the webpage:

"What we need from you - Two minutes of topical comedy performed on video (delivered to us via a YouTube or Vimeo link) or two A4 pages of topical material submitted in a .Docx, .Doc, or .Pdf format."

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Monkeyface

  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 10:35am
  • England
  • 5 posts

I'm still waiting...anybody else?

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JonT

  • Thursday 7th April 2016, 10:11pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts

Yep, I never heard back either.

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Monkeyface

  • Friday 8th April 2016, 2:38pm
  • England
  • 5 posts

I think we will, simply because they said they would send your work back to you. I was the last to submit (11.59pm 31st Jan), also last to receive the 'passed on to producers' email (judging by the above discussion), so I imagine, I will also be last to be rejected.Either that or we're on the 'maybe' pile....or our stuff is in the bin and we'll keep posting on here for the rest of our lives!

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