Well, most of you will be aware that the Red Planet Prize now accepts more than one entry but, like the website says, “quantity is no guarantee of success”, so don’t freak out and send your entire portfolio. Choose your best script or scripts; don’t send lots of material in with a ‘what the hell, it’s free’ attitude.
Robin Kelly has been charting a sensible and practical approach to the opportunity over at his blog, which makes good reading: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. It leaves me, frankly, with not much to add, except maybe to encourage people to check out the links to old posts on the right. I know there’s a lot of stuff on the sidebar but it’s pretty easy to navigate, especially with the ‘Labels’ and the ‘Story Vault’ section, so you should be able to find something of use to you, whether or not it’s for Red Planet preparation.
If anything else, you can just stare at the Red Planet countdown widget on the right, and hypnotise yourself into a catatonic stupor as the deadline fast approaches. Which is still the 1st September. Nice.