First, congratulations to everyone selected for The List 2016 -- very happy for all of you. There are some amazing stories there. I have to confess, however, I’m still a little confused about how this competition and Launchpad will interact. So, I understand from some comments here and from the FAQ for The List, that for those who are in both competitions, Launchpad "trumps" The List (for lack of a better word) and if those who are in both win Launchpad, then they are eliminated from The List.
However, if you look at the leaderboard for Launchpad right now, the three leading books have all disappeared giving the appearance that they’re no longer in the competition. So it currently shows me in the #1 spot by a single reader, which is delightful but unfortunately inaccurate. Do those of us who are only in Launchpad need to check both competitions to figure out where we really are in the standings? Or do I clearly need some more coffee because I’m just not "getting it." (which in the week leading up to having both families at my house for Thanksgiving is ENTIRELY possible. :-))Thanks for any clarity you can provide!
Dear Inkshares Community,
We’re excited to announce what we hope will become an annual Inkshares tradition.
Each year in Hollywood, industry insiders vote for the best unproduced screenplays of the year. The list of nominees forms The Blacklist, which was originally established (and is still operated) by Franklin Leonard. Past nominees include Argo, Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Juno, Spotlight, and The Revenant, just to name a few.
Revisiting amazing stories that may have gotten lost in the melee is important to Inkshares. Accordingly, we’re excited to announce our own version of The Blacklist—simply The List, because we couldn’t decide on a color.
The 2016 List will form the basis for the final contest of the year, focused on the top-voted projects that haven’t reached full Inkshares. This includes: drafts that have not yet gone into funding; Quill projects that haven’t reached 750 and also haven’t gone into production; and still-funding projects. As it’s the final contest of the year, projects that are funding in another contest are eligible as well.
We collected and tabulated votes from funded authors, producers, and the Inkshares staff. The nominations are in, and we’ll be announcing the 25 nominees for The 2016 List tomorrow at 5 pm PT. And to add an additional level of excitement, there will be three Guest Judges, to be announced on December 1st.
Yes, really. Each of these judges will be able to select a book for publication—including a book outside the top 3, so as many as six books may end up being selected. We know, it has us too all like:
Jokes aside, this has been an amazing year at Inkshares, with strong successes—from starred reviews to six-figure TV and film deals—for new author voices. We’re excited about The List as an amazing way to work hard in the last six weeks of the year.
-The Inkshares Team
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