Maurice Broaddus on how to avoid editorial fail with your next anthology

Maurice Broaddus has a great post up on Jeff VanderMeer's site called "The PC Challenges of Being an Editor." He mentions the recent complaints about anthologies which were either all male or lacked people of color, and gives some simple advice on how editors can avoid falling into this fail trap.

His suggestions:

  • Open submission period
  • Have a "rolodex" which includes a diverse group of people
  • Actually look around for great stories.

Amazing how simple the process can be, and amazing that editors keep messing it up.

Just FYI, Broaddus co-edited the wonderful anthology Dark Faith, which I'm in the process of reviewing. Apex Books is currently having a 40% off sale on all versions of Dark Faith.