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Author: Subject: Women Writers Find a New Platform
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[*] posted on 7/14/2014 at 08:51 PM
Women Writers Find a New Platform


From the Women's Media Center Article:

According to VIDA, which tracks the gender gap in major literary magazines and journals, men typically receive between 57 and 75 percent of byline space (the worst offender was the New York Review of Books, which gave 78.5 percent of bylines to men in 2013), despite the fact that women spend far more than men on printed books and magazines as well as emerging digital sites.

The cruelty of the numbers convinced magazine editor Peggy Northrop and bestselling author Laura Fraser to take a major step to give women writers a voice. In 2013, they partnered with media executive Rachel Greenfield to launch Shebooks, an online site that publishes original journalism, as well as fiction and memoir by women.

Learn more here: http://www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/women-writers-find-a...




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[*] posted on 7/14/2014 at 11:55 PM


Have bookmarked that to read later today, so thank you for sharing :)
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[*] posted on 11/11/2015 at 04:04 AM


Thank you for sharing this. It's nice to know that female writers are finally getting to be perceived more seriously these days.



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[*] posted on 11/12/2015 at 02:44 AM


I second that thank you for sharing this information. I'm going to have a look. :auto:
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