Want more women writers in magazines? Get more female editors.

As Meghan O'Rourke reported here last week, VIDA, an organization for women writers, has released a tally of male and female bylines for the 2010 run of 14 high-end, literary-oriented magazines. Despite a couple of relatively bright spots (the New York Times Book Review surprisingly being one), the numbers they found were just as dismally skewed as you might have expected, or even worse. None of this will come as news to the many women who've been keeping score at home, who run their eyes down the Atlantic's table of contents and feel that little sinking of the heart that means "I can't believe there's only one woman in the whole issue and it's Caitlin Flanagan." I've written so often about the dearth of women in high-end magazines, including my own home base, The Nation, over so many years, and to so little effect, that sometimes I see myself, sitting at the kitchen table in some year like 2050, enjoying a nice bowl of reconfigurated vitamin-infused plastic bags, and over my phlogistatron will come the headline "Study Shows Men Write 85 Percent of Articles in Interplanetary Media. Martian Weekly Editor in Chief: Where Are the Women?"[more ...] Continue reading at 'Slate'

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Meet Alison Overholt, ESPN The Magazine’s First Female Editor-in-Chief

Overholt chats with Folio: about her plans for the brand, the status of women's sports in America, and the new and changing ways in which sports and culture continue to intersect in the media. The post Meet Alison Overholt, ESPN The Magazine’s First Female Editor-in-Chief appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Evaristo spotlights 20 Black women writers for International Women's Day

Booker-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo has marked International Women’s Day by curating a top 20 list of recently published Black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reading Women Discuss Indigenous Women Writers from Around the World

To introduce Reading Women‘s theme this month, Kendra Winchester and Jaclyn Masters discuss books by and/or about Indigenous women, including Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise, the anthology Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, edited by Dr. Anita Heiss, Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Women's Prize Trust launches writers' development programme

The Women's Prize Trust is launching Discoveries, a writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers of all ages and backgrounds "encouragement and support" at the beginning of their creative journeys. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Australian appoints Michelle Gunn as first female editor in newspaper's 56-year history

Gunn, who will remain as editor of the Weekend Australian, began her career as a cadet journalist at the News Corp titleThe weekday Australian has appointed its first female editor in its 56-year history in Michelle Gunn, the editor of the Weekend Australian since 2012.Editor John Lehmann is... Continue reading at The Guardian

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7 of the Best Audiobooks by Muslim Women Writers

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8 Contemporary Novels by Japanese Women Writers

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Beyond Jokha al-Harthi: Women Writers from the Gulf

When Jokha al-Harthi and Marilyn Booth won the Man Booker International Prize last year, for Booth’s translation of Sayyidat al-Qamr (Celestial Bodies), many hurried to note that al-Harthi was the “first Omani woman writer” to have a book in English translation.While true, this may give the... Continue reading at British Council global

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'Nobody in Tesco buys spy books by women': how female authors took on the genre

Publishing’s long established boys’ club in espionage fiction is having its cover blown by a new school led by Stella Rimington, Manda Scott and Charlotte PhilbyWhen Stella Rimington, the former director general of MI5 and spy author, wrote a new foreword last year to The Spy’s Bedside Book,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Second only to the occasional test kitchen tour, the biggest perk of editing Folio: is the constant reminder that magazines overwhelmingly remain the primary medium for the greatest long-form journalism being produced today. As another year ends, we once again turned to the tastemakers... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant

“My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Bettany wins HQ and Gransnet prize for women writers over 40

Jane Bettany has won HQ and Gransnet's writing prize for unpublished women writers aged over 40.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Atlantic Redesigns Across Platforms; Hearst Magazines Editors to Form Union

Two months into life behind a digital paywall, The Atlantic says it sold "record numbers" of subscriptions in both September and October, doubling the amount of sales originally forecast (though it declined to share specific figures). Today, the magazine unveiled what it hopes will be an... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Bernardine Evaristo: 'These are unprecedented times for black female writers'

The first black woman to win the Booker prize argues that a revolution is sweeping through British publishing. But can it lead to lasting change?Chidera Eggerue, AKA The Slumflower, is a social media star, south-east London homegirl and feminist. She first came to prominence in 2017 when she... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Rewriting the historical epic: African women writers go big

Petina Gappah’s “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” is the latest example of a new generation of African novelists reinventing historical fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Rewriting the historical epic: African women writers go big

Petina Gappah’s “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” is the latest example of a new generation of African novelists reinventing historical fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Rewriting the historical epic: African women writers go big

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New York Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Is Ready for Its Next Chapter

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