Via bookshop who gave me the link: FA is withdrawing according to fictionalley who posted the announcement. gwendolyngrace is on sabbatical.
obsession_inc posts The Fiction Alley Brouhaha: a bit of research in which she wins the internet for spreadsheeting the winners of Pepsi Refresh to get an idea of numbers and categories that win. She also posts a clear explanation of the rules from the shockingly unclear website and some further thoughts on the topic.
Again, she did a spreadsheet.
justira posts [Make-Your-Own Meme] FictionAlley and Pepsi and Fandom covers more on the FA debacle and examines the separation of merit of proposal from the people doing it; I'm in agreement with pretty much everything she says on the context of Pepsi Refresh in this.
katekat posts my [unpopular] thoughts on FA's attempt to find funding on FA, fandom, funding and doing an excellent job of breaking down what made FA wrong in what they did and how they went about this, but not, again, because of what they are.
ETA: futuransky posts on corporations, charity and the question of deserving with an examination of false dichotomies and charity and the intrinsic value of art and human expression. It's an extremely articulate post and beautifully written as well as thoughtful.
Yes, this is rather thematic meta recs that show my bias, but it's not like I've ever been subtle. I am as one with my anvil.
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