Publisher finds that writers' influences are mostly male

When Tramp Press asked authors submitting manuscripts to name the writers who inspire them, only 22% were female - pointing again to ‘the larger issue in the industry: our habitual dismissal of women’An Irish publisher has stoked the flames of the gender debate currently running in the literary world, revealing that when it asked writers submitting their manuscripts to name their literary influences, just 22% of names cited were female.Independent publisher Tramp Press always asks authors to lay out their influences when submitting manuscripts, but when co-founder Sarah Davis-Goff looked at the last 100 submissions, she found that 148 influences had been named, just 33 of which were female. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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