Ginger Nuts of Horror
The Horror Writers Association has just announced that self published authors are now eligible to become full members of the association.
Personally I think this is a great move, an organisation that prides itself on helping emerging authors should allow a wider scope for membership. However before the dust has settled there is already rumblings in the ether from some well established authors who thinks this is a good idea.
I thought we had got past this outdated notion of there being Gatekeepers standing watch over the genre, deciding who made it and who didn't. Come on guys spread the love, don't be scared that someone might steal your thunder. Remember good will always find a way out. Just because you are published by a proper publisher in no way means your writing is any better. Christ a huge amount of Leisure titles were terrible.
So what's your opinion, I'd really like to know. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.