I received an Email from Writer’s Digest a few days ago, informing me I placed sixteenth in their Annual Competition, Screenplay catagory – even better than last year.

Now if I only had time to work on screenplays again.

Writers Digest Email:

 Dear Rick DeMille,
   One of my most enjoyable tasks as editor of Writer’s Digest is passing along good news to writers. This is one of those fun occasions. It is my pleasure to tell you that your entry Coyote Midnight, has been awarded 16 place in Television/Movie Script category of the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition! We will mail your Certificate of Achievement which honors your accomplishment in mid-November. Finishing among the top 100 entries is an accomplishment you can be proud of.  Your success in the face of such formidable competition speaks highly of your writing talent, and should be a source of great pride as you continue in your writing career.
   All 1,001 winners will be listed at www.writersdigest.com after the December issue is published. The Grand Prize manuscript, the First Place manuscript in each category, and the names of the top 100 winners in each category will be printed in a special competition collection. If you would like to order copies of the Competition Collection, please visit  https://www.wizehive.com/apps/products/writersdigest2011
   The Competition Collections are scheduled to begin mailing in December.
   I congratulate you again on your accomplishment, and wish you the best of luck in your future writing.

   Jessica Strawser, Editor
   Writer’s Digest