Thursday, January 22, 2009
January is the month for reneging on resolutions. As I have already had a little slip on self-banned topic #1 (Ravenous Romance), I may as well also slip a little on self-banned topic #2, RWA.
There is a petition online, open to members and non-members, suggesting some categories changes at Romance Writer of America. Specifically:
1. A move for total inclusion in PAN for those who qualify based on the current $1000 earnings, non-vanity, non-subsidy guidelines, meaning that all PAN members are eligible for every PAN benefit, including entrance in the RITA competition. (But not asking for the RITA to be PAN exclusive.)
2. The removal of the exclusion of those who don't qualify for PAN, but are epubbed or small press pubbed, from the Golden Hearts.
3. The refund of entrance fees to every PAN member who entered but was disqualified from the RITAs due to the addition of the phrase "mass-produced."
(Feel free to add your RWA member # in the comments if you're a member!)