Monday, March 4, 2013

VIDA'S 2012 Count: There's Still Much Work to Be Done

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts published their third annual count of women being reviewed, reviewing and writing in major national publications like the New York Times' Book Review and The Paris Review. The goal is to hold publications accountable for the gender inequality evident in what they choose to publish. As you might guess, the results are not always enviable. Women generally fall far behind men.

Click through to see VIDA's 2012 Count and charts offering comparisons over the last three years of collected data.

How can we work towards equality in these publications? Last International Women's Day (March 8), I encouraged women to continue to write, edit, submit and review. This is still true, as is our need to encourage publications to publish work by and about women.

Thank you to VIDA for their hard work.

from VIDA's three year comparison; click through for more

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