I've just submitted my sci-fi TV pilot, The Nearscape. This got to the semi-finals of Cinequest (plus they gave me great feedback which helped me do a new draft) so I'm hoping that is a good sign.
I know what you are saying Dustin and I feel the same frustrations. With the big competitions like this one, there's thousands of entries. How do you know when the readers gets to yours, it's not the 30th they've read that day and has just had enough, or they don't get it for some reason...or a hundred other different things that could go wrong? One tiny moment in time could make or break your chances.
Unfortunately, until I get a direct line to producers I have to pay and play the lottery like most aspiring writers.