Saturday, March 24, 2007

RWA, DearAuthor.com and THE AWARD THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED

Dear Author is far from the only blog to pass comment on how the RWA gives out book awards based entirely on "peer"-judging rather than anything to do with readers, often leading to.... interesting choices. Some authors are also given to scolding readers who (not coincidentally) tend to not know about said award, or not give a toss about it. But apparently naming the award in a negative way and showing a picture of it can get one seriously told off (Bad Blogger, no cookie!). As you can now see in Dear Author's adjusted right column space where THE AWARD THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED is no no longer named. When it comes to the RWA, I'm still not feeling the love.

edited 24 March to add: DA tells more here.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, I hadn't seen this. I will have to go take a look. Very interesting!

Emily Veinglory said...

The PTB are apparently unconcerned with little "internet kerfuffles"--and I suppose there willnever be a shortage of new or aspiring writers to sign up with them....