Yesterday, Random House sent a letter to SFWA regarding RH’s imprint, Hydra, which SFWA had declared ineligible as a qualifying market for membership because it did not pay advances, and otherwise had objectionable contract points.
Today, SFWA has responded to Random House regarding Hydra. The letter is here, for your perusal. It’s worth the read.
Entirely related, and as noted in the letter, SFWA has also disqualified Random House imprint Alibi as a qualifying market for membership, based on the contract I’ve seen from that imprint.