Sunday, June 16, 2013

Literary journals and literary reviews make room for women's writing, thanks to VIDA

Thanks to the VIDA Count, times are a-changing in the literary world. According to a blog report by Rachel Peterson at the Review Review,

"many lit mag editors have stepped up to the challenge of ensuring gender parity. In just a few years, the literary landscape has changed and continues to change."

VIDA Women in Literary Arts is a grassroots nonprofit founded "to address the need for female writers of literature to engage in conversations regarding the critical reception of women’s creative writing in our current culture." 

Here's a partial list of literary journals jumping on board to take women's writing more seriously. Consider it the seafood watch of the writing world!

Thumbs up to these magazines for making improvements in the past year:

These mags are counting their authors because of The Count:

For more, go to Viva VIDA! Lit Mags That Challenge Sexism

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