Anonymous asked: What makes a writer worthy of publishing?
A writer shall be worthy of publishing only if they meet the following criteria:
- They must be swift as a coursing river.
- They must have all the force of a great typhon.
- They must have all the strength of a raging fire.
- They must be mysterious as the dark side of the moon.
Alternately, you need only be a man.
I’m a woman and I’m very worthy of being published.
Just a Friendly reminder that J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and only person wealthier than the Queen of England is a woman.
Why must you all insist on killing a perfectly good joke?
I am a woman. Many of my favorite books were written by women. I work with many women authors. Objectively speaking, many of the greatest authors who have ever lived are women. I am here to tell you that gender identification in no way determines writing talent, nor does it qualify one for publication.
Furthermore, women are at a historical disadvantage in the book industry, as studies show more people read books written by men than by women (perpetuating the practice of women writers using male pseudonyms), the majority of authors reviewed in The New York Times Review of Books and other prominent book review sections are men, and the majority of authors who receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and the the Man Booker Prize are men. So not only was I quoting a song from a Disney movie to elicit a humorous response, I was making a subtle-yet-snarky allusion to the fact that in this industry—as in many others—men are at a distinct advantage over their women peers.
Dead horse, beaten.
Tumblr’s Law: the more times a perfectly decent and obvious satirical joke is reblogged, the probability that someone will miss it and reblog with commentary in a failed attempt to correct the OP reaches 1.
wait, so does missing the joke mean someone isn’t worth being published?
That depends. Are you at least still mysterious as the dark side of the moon?