These are topics that are very much linked to the field of literature - but they're ancillary, not directly about the books and the actual body of work.
For example, questions about literary awards:
Is Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize for Literature in keeping with the history and nature of the award?
Are American citizens living outside of America eligible for the PEN/Faulkner Award?
--neither of these are questions that are directly about a particular work of literature, nor literature in general. But they're answerable, well-formed, and potentially interesting questions. Are these within our scope?
Similarly, there are literary events and news beyond simple awards. Questions about those could include:
Does the Berlin International Literature Festival address genre fiction?
Why was there controversy over the cover of Jodi Meadows' Before She Ignites?
I think there's a good case to make for these being on-topic for us, and I think they would be of interest to people interested in literature. On the other hand, that would also mean our scope extends far beyond the works themselves.
My biggest concern here is that this opens us up to discussing the ever-turbulent world of awards and internet outrage. For example, there's been an online storm surrounding the Hugo Awards, and several groups which formed around their complaints about them, which has been raging for several years now. And everywhere in modern publishing, there are constant complaints, grievances, scandals, and fights, over matters large and small - it would be fairly easy for us to be used as a Skeptics.SE or a Politics.SE for the publishing industry.
So, I think we can include these matters within our scope, but I want to know that we've got community agreement on this.