Where are the Women? Not Too Often Among Magazine Authors, Either

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VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has published The Count 2010, its annual tally of authors whose work appeared (or was reviewed) in magazines like the Atlantic, Granta, Harpers, London Review of Books, the New Yorker, the NY Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books and others.  The results?  Not good.

View the results here.

Katha Pollitt weighed in on the VIDA results in an article for Slate (here).  Pollit’s suggestion is that female editors can be an important factor in the number of women who publish (or have their works reviewed) in magazines: “[O]f of the relatively few editors who have made a consistent effort to find and develop women writers in recent years, most are female.”

-Bridget Crawford

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