Many of you are probably familiar with the kerfuffle over the last few days. Here’s more dialog to add to the pile.
Please note: our contest coordinator, Jackie, is a chapter member who graciously volunteered to collect entries and sort by category.
Hey folks, stop emailing your complaints to her! Don’t you know she doesn’t get paid to read them, she just does it out of the kindness of her heart? So who should you send your email complaining of their discrimination to since it’s not the contest coordinator? She volunteers, she shouldn’t have to wade through the backlash of their discriminatory practices, and now that you mention, you don’t get to complain at all.
*scratches head* What did they think would happen? I’m not sure how anyone in this day and age of viral internet activity makes a decision to discriminate and doesn’t see this coming.
We also opted not to accept YA entries.
Because that’s totally the same.
We do not condone discrimination against individuals of any sort.
Do they honestly expect us to believe that by excluding gay romance they weren’t excluding…
wait for it…
I suppose the next argument will be that a gay writer could enter so long as the romance ws hetero. FAIL, RWI. Epic fail.
Instead of insincere apologies, they should probably just go gentle into that good night. This half-assed apology was hardly worth the effort it took to type it. It certainly won’t win them any sympathy.
via RWI Magic Contest Cancelled.