Anonymous asked: Just curious what this blog's stance is on mentions of less-than-healthy past relationships in fics when they're used to contrast the difference between past and present? Are they okay to recommend with maybe a specific tag for that sort of thing? (I hope this question makes sense)
They will basically be handled case-by-case, so definitely go ahead and submit them. Just don’t be offended if they do not end up getting posted.
Side note: A few of you have mentioned “run, run, fast as you—” by Branwyn. I have heard of it and read it, the only reasons I haven’t taken or published submissions for it is simply because as of right now it is still a WIP. There have been a handful of works that I am just waiting to evaluate once they are completed
my blushes Watson!
(final chapter coming in a few days, I promise)
Anonymous asked: wrt CC, I've never read her stuff but I've ofc heard her name and reputation. I've been wary of CC for a while not bc of the plagiarism (I think most writers have done it at least once) but bc I've heard troubling things abt her books in how they handle some mature topics & her apparent refusal to take criticism (a friend's called her out & I've seen the convo, it wasn't... great). Have your recent posts just been about diffusing the old accusations/do you have thoughts on recent controversies?
zero thoughts. as i said, i haven’t really read any of her stuff and I haven’t followed any of her doings. all I know is, it bugs me when women in YA get this kind of shit bc I tend to assume it’s got more to do with the habit of punishing successful women than it does anything else.