Jonathan here, with an update regarding the proposal I presented to all of you a couple months ago about doing a monthly script review.
So, this obviously had a very good response, which was great. I love doing these kinds of projects, but there was one comment that kept coming up which went something like this:
“It sounds like a good idea, but I’m not super interested in a script about anything that isn’t 3W/3M related. That is, after all, what we’re here for.”
Which seems like fair play (it also adds some complications, but more on that below).
Anyway, after talking with everyone, the following is what we’ve settled on.
It goes like this:
In January, we will be accepting one paragraph, high-concept pitches for a 3W3M story from any paid subscriber (there will be some kind of submission process for this, a portal, a document dropbox...something).
In February and March, we’ll pick out ten of those and I’ll review them publicly, note them up for everyone to see, and then send you off to write a one-page (or less, your call) outline.
Once we have those ten outlines in, I’ll again review them publicly, note them up, and then pick FIVE of these to go to SCRIPT, where you’ll write 3-5 pages (whatever you consider your best ‘scene’). For reaching this stage, each person will receive $500.00
When I have the five scripts, I’ll once again review them publicly, note them up, and then pick ONE* person (our winner), to complete their script (which should be around 20 pages). For winning, this person will receive $3000.00, and will have their script drawn (artist TBD) and published by us**.
*I reserve the right to pick more than one person go to full script if we get more than one kick ass script.
**This process will naturally include a final round of notes which we’ll show everyone after the issue is drawn. You’ll also be included on the concept stage with Mike + Mike for anything that needs new designs (there’s always something).
Here are updated/changed rules/guidelines that would be necessary for this to work.
1.) We normally cannot read unsolicited material for legal reasons, so when you submit your materials it will (as mentioned above) be through a portal (or something like that) where you sign off on it being your work and a submission to us.
2.) As these stories will take place in the 3W/3M universe, and involves renumeration, this will be Work For Hire.
3.) This will be a ‘public’ exercise. You will need to be able to handle all the potential ‘this is good/this is bad’ notes that come with this kind of public scrutiny (but you can count on me being 100 percent not interested in embarrassing anyone or dashing dreams. Not my speed).
4.) Finally, there will be some expectation of an overall ‘schedule’ or ‘window’ in which this takes place. It won’t be cool to make nine other people wait on you turning your work in, but all of this will be spelled out clearly when we get started.
So that’s what we’re doing. Should be cool, should be very cool for one of you. Let us know if you have any questions/comments below.
Looking forward to it!
Honestly this type of framework is even more excited! We can potentially shape the 3W3M universe in an even more explicit way!
What will be the structure of the paragraph and is there a word limitation in place? Also is everything in the world all usable or are there some limitations? thanks super excited to try to make a story in this incredible world