VIDA’s Count – The Replies!

Articles (click titles) on The Count @ VIDA:

1.)  The Lack of Female Bylines in Magazines Is Old News – Katha Pollitt @ Slate

2.)  Being Female — Eileen Myles @ The Awl

3.)   How To Publish Women Writers: A Letter to Publishers about the VIDA Count — Annie Finch @ Her Circle

4.) ‘Numbers don’t lie’: Addressing the gender gap in literary publishing — Jessa Crispin @ PBS

5.) On breaking the literary glass ceiling — Jessa Crispin and Michael Schaub @ PBS

6.) Why There’s Gender Bias in Media-and What We Can Do About It — Margot Magowan @ MS. Magazine

7.) Women in Publishing: What’s the Real Story? — Kjerstin Johnson @ Bitch Magazine

8.) Women Get Published and Reviewed Less Than Men in Big Magazines, Say Red-and-Blue Pie Charts — Jim Behrle @ The Hairpin

9.) Bitches Be Trippin’ — Roxane Gay @ HTML Giant

10.)  The Sorry State Of Women At Top Magazines — Anna North @ Jezebel

11.)  Gender, publishing, and Poetry magazine — Christian Wiman @ Poetry Foundation

12.)  VIDA: The Count Roundup @ The Rumpus

13.)  Why It Matters That Fewer Women Are Published in Literary Magazines — Robin Romm @ Double X

14.) Women at Work — Meghan O’Rourke @ Slate

15.)  The Numbers Speak For Themselves @ Women and Hollywood

16.) Do četiri puta manje tekstova žena! — BROJKE NE LAŽU @ Kultura (in Croatian)

17.) Submitting Work: A Woman’s Problem? — Becky Tuch @ Beyond the Margins

18.)  On Gender, Numbers, & Submissions — Rob @ Tin House

19.)  A Literary Glass Ceiling? —  Ruth Franklin @ The New Republic

20.) Research shows male writers still dominate books world — Benedicte Page @ The Guardian

21.) Gender Balance and Book Reviewing: A New Survey Renews The Debate — Patricia Cohen @ New York Times Arts Beat

22.) Tickets to an Awesome Future Are Free: Gender, Literature, and VIDA’s Count — Carolyn Zaikowski

23.) New Yorker, Harper’s, NYRB and TNR Editors on the Dearth of Female Bylines — Elissa Strauss @ The Jewish Daily FORWARD

24.)  How Does It Feel To Be  A Problem?: The Vida Study — Michael Washburn

25.) The Gatekeepers and the Glass Ceiling, Notes Toward an Essay on The Count — Sina Queyras @ LemonHound


ARTICLES WITH AFFINITY (please send suggestions!) —


Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater – Patricia Cohen @ The New York Times

To Write As a Woman Is Political — Roxane Gay @ HTML Giant

After Backlash, SXSW Adds More Women Comics to Their Lineup — Jessica Grose @ Slate

The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies @ Feminist Frequency

Lisa Cholodenko Talks Women Directors: “There’s a Kind of Fundamental Misogyny in the Culture” @IndieWire

Overlooked and underread: Five great reads by women — Jessa Crispin @ PBS

In Which When I Went To Iowa I Had Never Heard of Faulkner – Flannery O’Connor’s Letters @ This Recording

The primer on why literature in translation matters goes something like this — Anna Clark @ Bookslut

Men who explain things — Rebecca Solnit @ Los Angeles Times

How to Turn a Great American Novel Into a Great One — Gabriel Brownstein @ The Guardian

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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