Please read the important statement released yesterday regarding what transpired in our #PreMoodPitch events this past weekend. We want to be clear to everyone who intends to participate: this is not a place for hate, bigotry, or any discrimination of any kind. Posts that are blatantly offensive will be reported to Twitter for removal. We welcome all communities in our inclusive platform. And we want to apologize for our ignorance on the topics of Islamophobia and orientalism that further harmed the Muslim community.
This is a positive and inclusive environment. Any tweet that uses our hashtags (#MoodPitch or #PreMoodPitch) that is offensive or harmful to anyone in any community will be reported. Please, as writers, be sensitive to your audience. If you aren’t sure if what you’re writing might be offensive to others, check in with a sensitivity reader. If it’s deemed harmful, perhaps take a look at the topics you’re writing and ask yourself if this is your story to tell. If you are writing something intentionally harmful, then we don’t welcome that here. Educate yourself on the concepts you’re writing about. Educate yourself on discrimination, Islamophobia, homophobia, racism, etc.
Thank you for your understanding.