Yeah- that’s why I shared the last quote that I did. IMO, that makes it sound like they’ll review all entries by default (as they’re “all” being considered for being on a shelf), but I don’t know if they actually do. For DD, the rules actually stated that they would read all stories with more than 35% retention. I wonder if they do something similar for all contests?
Over a year ago, Liz mentioned (on the old forums) that they read at least one episode of every story. I personally wouldn’t expect them to read more than one episode of every entry. It would be a lot and also, sometimes you can at least tell which ones won’t do well (retention wise) or which ones are already lacking in areas.
I sometimes do, I sometimes don’t. Sometimes my favourite entry (directing wise) doesn’t even make the shelf.
With errors: keep in mind the amount of glitches going on. I received a lot of screenshots showing all these directing “errors” in my story but none of them came up when I tested on both the previewer and my device . Also, I’m sure a couple minor issues here and there probably wouldn’t impact your score much.
That could be true as well. Even if you got a 1.0 in directing, you could still get at least a 3.0 overall.