How did the ELEW get started?
Dina had the idea late 2009 and she started a secret Facebook group. Slowly our membership grew to include a handful of writer friends. In January 2011, Skyla and Dina came up with the idea to make the group public and have a blogging community, and they invited the other founding members to participate.
How can I become a member of the ELEW?
At the moment, it’s invitation only. Sometimes we accept evil author guest posts. Please contact us if you would like to guest blog but do take time to read our “About” page and ensure you know what we’re looking for. We do not accept self-promotion posts, book tour posts, etc.
Can Skyla and Dina do an evil interview with me?
We currently have a long list of people we’re requesting interviews from; should we have an open call for potential interviewees in the future, we’ll announce.
What’s your comment policy?
The short version? Don’t be a dick.
The long version: No harassing or stalking, flaming or trolling, spamming (be it your book or another service), and as Skyla’s running the site, you should know she has little tolerance for racism, misogyny, mansplaining, or similar bullshit. We’re evil, not hateful or mean–big difference–and we expect a basic level of respect here for members of the community. You cannot advertise your services. You cannot spam us with your book. You cannot be condescending to, rude to, or attempt to pick fights with our members. You can blather on about the Good Word About Self-Publishing/Commerical Publishers, etc, but your comment won’t be approved because we don’t do evangelicals here. Comments are moderated and monitored, which means the likelihood is that your bitchfest will never see the light of day or we’ll edit it and eviltry will ensue, like removing all your vowels (disemvoweling).
Our comment section is not a democracy, and since we aren’t the government, free speech does not apply.
If you’re a dick and your comment is let through, it’s likely so that we can mock and belittle you, and then disallow any further response you might make in your defense. So please play nice.
Regular problem children may be banned from the site entirely and frequent harassment will result in reporting you to your ISP for abuse. Because we’re evil.
Can I send you an email?
Sure! But see that comment policy of ours? It applies to mail, too.