|WTF: "An editor can only choose from submitted stories."
||[Oct. 14th, 2009|07:57 am]
"An editor can only choose from submitted stories." This is an excuse often offered by some editors, alas, but it's problematic as it shifts the blame from the editor to the author. It's not the first (or last, I'm sure) time I've heard an editor blame women (or poc) for their inability to submit in sufficient numbers to a venue . . . which is simply distasteful, and offensive. There are certainly ways of making for a better slush, and it's called outreach . . . which goes back to the original question, in the previous post, why aren't women submitting to those venues?|