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Dear Romancelandia,

I have scraped the data, done the math, and made the pretties. 20 years of RITA winners, plus two of finalists. BIPOC and white.

It's as bad or worse than you think.

Follow #RITAdata! #weneeddiverseromance #ritagh #amwritingromance #ritassowhite Cover: 20 Years of RITA Data, 1999-2019, Initial Findings Mar 24, 2019
I'm not gonna lie, this data made me nauseous. The numbers are damning. But someone needed to do it and I'd rather it be me doing the labor than a marginalized person.

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Let's go.

#RITAdata
First, an introduction to what this is, why it exists, and some of the limitations of the output.

The full report, raw data, and this slideshow are available here: docs.google.com/document/d/1jc…

#RITAdata What is it? I't's 20 years of RITA ward winners plus two years of finalists.Limitations: This report only examines racial data, which has been determined on a best-guess basis. It's not perfect. Full details in the written report. Also, you can use my data to build on!Why do we need this? Because #RitasSoWhite. Hopefully hard data will help change some minds and spur others to action.The data includes 397 points, including 241 winners and 156 finalists.
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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I thought today we'd have a nice chat about outlines today.

Are they the enemy? Are you making them the enemy? What do they do? What good are they? Why is this the hill people want to die on?

#ontheporch #amwriting #amrevising #writerlife #amwritingromance #amwritingfantasy
For reasons I never learned in school and have only barely begun to learn in life as a professional, people absolutely love labels for their work, and the work of others. It gives them something to debate, it gives them something to cling to or hide from.
Right up there with the show-vs-tell argument is another ancient battlefield with its own misconceptions, assumptions, heaps of bullshit, and utility.

Pantser and plotter.

Yeah, we're going there today.
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#amwritingromance #DolphinWriters #turtlewriters
#erotica #HistoricalRomance #amreading

This happened last September and I never got a notice or email from @Smashwords

I'm glad they clarified the process, but I'm still confused by some stuff.
Only #Smashwords and #AmazonKindle allow step-relations?

I don't understand why.

Example is "In the Distance There is Light" by #HarperBliss

One of our WIPs is a reworking of Greek Mythology. GM has nearly all taboos, yet is carried everywhere!
Other markets are "officially" banning Bestiality, but let it slide under the name of Paranormal.

@smashwords (and Amazon, apparently) claims mermaids, werewolves, bigfoot, or aliens are NOT considered "Beastiality".
#WTF
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