@PyroToaster & @KayLynn:
If anyone is not contacted by the end of this week, it's safe to assume they won't be part of the program this time. I don't want to commit absolutely to this though, as there are always exceptions (i.e. if someone drops out, another person may be contacted late, etc.) We also will keep candidates on file who didn't quite make the program but have strengths in other areas (i.e. lineart, coloring, storytelling, etc.) that we may contact in the future for other opportunities.
(Also PyroToaster, art is the most important part of the submission, but giving insight to us about yourself only strengthens it. In the future though, make sure to read everything before submitting something anywhere haha We may not be as "strict" on the requirements, but many other places will reject applications if they aren't filled out correctly )
@cronasonlyfriend haha thank you for understanding~
@MidZM: cronasonlyfriend is right -- as much as we'd love to give personal feedback to every person to help them improve, that would probably take weeks we don't have. After the incubator is over, however, we may have some general resources available for future entrants about how they can strengthen their submissions, with the help of the first group's testimonials. (That's my wish, anyway.)
Thank you for your patience everyone! I know waiting is the worst, but we want to make sure we do this program and its first group right before we kick off the official announcement.