Here's my favorite quote from the notification letter:
The competition was fierce and you should be very proud to be amongst the top 20% of the more than 1,500 screenplay entries we received. 325 scripts are now advancing to the next round of the competition in 10 different categories.
The series is now into its third week in the U.S. It's lush, historically rich, and sexy. Women all over the U.S. are glued to it on Starz on Saturday nights while their husbands go unfed and their children play in traffic.