Note: MTM will no longer accept same-sex entries in any category.
-More Than Magic contest rules, Romance Writers Ink Chapter of RWA
I'm not commenting/just directing attention to this because:
1. What the actual fuck?
2. I'm not an RWA member, let alone anywhere near this chapter.
3. This sort of thing is WHY I'm not an RWA member. Which sucks because I'm pretty sure it'd be awesome for me, but I'm kind of a stubborn dick about matters of principle. Therefore, I am losing out, and that makes me a sad panda.
4. I think the RWA members fighting to get things like this sorted are badasses.
So if you're wondering what's up with that WTFery, both within the larger scheme and on its own, please check out these excellent posts by Kari Gregg and Heidi Cullinan.
(Bonus points for bi shout-out go to Heidi. Word.)
ETA: Epic Stephani Hecht post, too.
ETA2: Author Sara York started a petition to send the RWA to ask them to address the issue. Woohoo!
Okay, next time I'll be sunshine and roses, promise. There's a bunch of fun stuff coming up, including rock star love and, yes, a Valentine's Day contest. OF COURSE. Love is what we do around here. Whateverlove, baby.