Colleen reminds me that the Publishing Triangle also has shortlists and awards up. But they’ve never paid any attention to me, so I tend to forget they exist. Pettiness on my part? Possibly. But I tend to think it’s more that their presence is fading. Why is their presence fading? I don’t know. I don’t know much about them. Oh, and there’s the answer. Look at their website: still advertising events from 2006. Sad.
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They’ve also decided to no longer split their main awards into two categories (lesbian and gay). You know what this means? No lesbians will ever win. It would be nice if they prove me wrong, but I’m doubtful.
And so it goes.
I’m with you. Boys get all the respect. Year after year with the lammies I look at the publishers of the finalists–women are published by small presses, men by the Big Five. I wonder to what degree this is institutional prejudice, and what degree it’s internalised stuff on the part of the judges. (In the lammies, men judge the men and women the women. Though I don’t know how that’s divided for the mixed awards.)
I have a real stump with the LLF and PT for not considering e-books in their awards. I’ve wailed about it (http://evecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/grants-and-awards-pt-3grants-and-awards-pt-3/) but I’m optimistic that will change sooner rather than later.>If you’re looking at other discriminating points, both LLF and PT are limited to NA publishers and publications. Blinkered view when they claim to represent the best of queer lit.
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