I saw a bit of a fuss on Twitter by the usual SJW suspects. What could possibly be the issue this time?
Of course, members of “marginalized communities.” You throw that term in there and you’re REALLY sorry. It took me awhile to figure out what the heck they were doing which was so outrageous to such marginalized peoples, but I found out after some research.
Apparently, when a short story magazine or whatnot gets an award they have a max of 4 contributors listed on the ballot and/or receiving the actual phallic object they give out as a trophy.
In 2021 participation trophy era, now ALL people who worked on it in any capacity must get a trophy. That means the person in the office who got coffee for the person who packed the magazine to ship must get their award. I mean you can’t get much more marginalized than that, can you?
The spiral continues toward making this even more culturally irrelevant. That said, last I heard, Baen Books is really pushing to make a presence at this convention if it actually happens (remember, these are mostly geriatrics deathly afraid of the sniffles). It seems they put up a white flag and want to be accepted by the establishment more than fight them. Sounds a lot like Mitch McConnell.