Tuesday, November 21, 2006

[NEWS] Romantic Times and M/M


As an occassional reader of Romantic Times Magazine I totally, if grudgingly, accept that they set their own agenda. They will review mainstream fiction, but not gay or lesbian romance. I, and many others in their target demographic, have urged them to reconsider--so far to no avail.

Which is why I was surprised that membership of the Faery Court (a special writer's group at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention) was open to gay romance writers, this package explicitly includes a book review in RT Magazine. But no, apparently they took the money under that agreement and will now not follow through.

2 comments:

Amanda Young said...

This is disgusting. I can't say I'm all that surprised really though. They have taken money for ads from GLBT authors and then failed to follow through as well.

I can understand (though not agree) with their decision not to do reviews for these books, but shouldn't it be illegal to take money and then not preform the service they've promised?

Then again, I'm sure their lawyers have a nifty little loop hole somewhere in those contracts to get them out of it.

Mandi

Emily Veinglory said...

I agree, I think their policy is totally their choice, but it should be utterly clear to avoid people paying for things they are simply not going to get.