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VIDA releases report on gender representation in children’s literature

Tweet VIDA, the organization that brings us pie charts showing the gender gap in literary bylines, recently released an assessment of gender representation in children’s literature. Tweet
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What do the numbers say? VIDA’s annual count of the gender gap in publishing

Tweet In 2011, one of my classmates from Sarah Lawrence penned an open letter to The New Yorker, blasting them for their then abysmal record of publishing women’s voices. She shared her letter on our closed email listserv and received curious pushback from some of my male classmates. When I say curious pushback, it was more [...]
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More than half of this year’s National Book Critics Circle finalists are women

Tweet This morning, the National Book Critics Circle named the finalists for their annual awards for excellence in six literary categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) for the publishing year of 2013. This year’s list includes a healthy gender balance. Twenty women are finalists, and Katherine A. Powers was named the winner for [...]
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Publishing’s perpetual problem with women among many other things.

TweetIn the wake of the Jonah Lehrer controversy, Roxanne Gay wonders if  the publishing industry coddles young male writers and unpacks the fascination with our boy genius narrative: Lehrer’s success and this current humiliation, how far he had to fall, is a symptom of a much bigger problem, one that is systemic, one that continues to consistently [...]
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