People lump me into the weird western category as a matter habit these days, in spite of the fact that only about 20% of the crap I write are WW stories. However, I like the genre and take no exception with the label. But one thing I don't often talk about is the fact other weird western writers have a vendetta against me. Seriously, I've been blasted a lot by other people in the genre and I have the podcasts to prove it. My crime is not that I suck as a writer (though that may be the case). My offense is the stuff I write, and especially the stuff I publish, is not dark enough.
And that still seems to be the case. I've been given a rather rude snub by a con this week and an even ruder snub by a WW anthology. Screw 'em. I'll do what I do and they can kiss my ass. But I do find it interesting that there really is a mindset that wants to keep people out of the field on such a ridiculous and silly level. But that's the petty little world of genre fiction and the cons affiliated with them.