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Publishing and Marketing / Re: ROAR 10
« Last post by Ryffnah on August 14, 2018, 03:21:20 AM »
ROAR 10 will open to submissions on Sept. 1st.
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Introductions / Re: New, though only to here.
« Last post by FuzzWolf on August 13, 2018, 02:15:24 PM »
Welcome!
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Introductions / Re: Tis I! Izixs!
« Last post by FuzzWolf on August 13, 2018, 02:14:58 PM »
Welcome ^^
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Introductions / Re: Tis I! Izixs!
« Last post by Voice on August 13, 2018, 09:29:58 AM »
Welcome to the forums!
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Introductions / Re: New, though only to here.
« Last post by Voice on August 13, 2018, 09:29:17 AM »
Welcome to the forums!
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Introductions / Re: Newly joined!
« Last post by Voice on August 13, 2018, 09:29:03 AM »
Welcome to the forums!!!
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Publishing and Marketing / Re: Inhuman Acts 2: Sable Tales
« Last post by Voice on August 13, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
HORRAY!!!
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Introductions / Re: Hi! Iím HonnieBun! Iím new here
« Last post by Voice on August 13, 2018, 09:28:42 AM »
Welcome to the forums!
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General Writing Discussion / My Relationship with Fur Planet
« Last post by Rabbit on August 11, 2018, 12:38:45 AM »
Today I was forced to write the following e-mail to Fur Planet...

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Gentlemenó

Recent editorial decisions made by Fur Planet leave me with no ethical choice but to terminate my business and creative relationships with you. I most deeply regret this, as youíve always been personally friendly, paid royalties on time, and in the early days went well out of your way to, in general, do right by me. In no way does this action constitute a personal rejection. And yetÖ

I canít in good conscience continue to do business with you. ThereforeÖ In the book contracts I signed with you, I asked for and you granted a clause entitling me to terminate my publishing rights with you upon six months notice. Please consider this notice served. Iím not certain if I interjected such clauses into my short story/novella contracts or notó if so please consider them exercised as well, and if not please consider this an official request to remove my works from these volumes as well.

I most sincerely regret that itís come to this.

<unquote>

I wish to make it clear here that I have no beef with Dwale's review of "Red Engines"; there are as many valid viewpoints regarding a work of art as there are viewers/readers/whatever, and all are equally entitled to express them. My problem is that, instead of trying to work out a mutually satisfactory and respectful resolution to the situation, Fur Planet (possibly without even realizing the import of what they were doing) simply threw the writer under the bus instead. Many of my own works are highly controversial, and I'm therefore forced to ask myself if this same approach might be taken after public comment on my own fiction. Especially if I do nothing now.

My hope remains that this can yet be resolved in a satisfactory manner, for the good of the principals, the fandom, and even, in a very small way, society as a whole. Until that time, I anticipate that I'll have nothing further to say in this forum on the matter.







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General Writing Discussion / Re: Story Removed By FurPlanet
« Last post by scruff on August 10, 2018, 09:56:50 PM »
Stereotyping? You do realize that these children shows where they teach Muslim kids to want to kill every non Muslim are a REAL thing right? You can find this stuff that they broadcast daily to Palestinian kids on YouTube. It's there, it's real.

Whataboutism and two-wrongs-make-a-right isn't a defense.

Reliance on harmful stereotyping, and failing to pass muster with the publisher on reappraisal are valid criticisms.
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