Posts Tagged: women in publishing

Take a Closer Look

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A survey by book publisher Lee & Low showed that 78 percent of the publishing workforce is composed of straight white women, causing headlines about how women run publishing. But that’s not the whole story: Yet these attention grabbers glazed over one of the more subtle aspects of the data, which shows that while the industry employs far […]

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On Unequal Publishing

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Over at the Ploughshares blog, Cathe Shubert discusses the historic nature of sexism in the publishing industry, and urges her readers to keep searching for an early canon of women writers: Despite the many gains we have made in including women in our understanding of the history of literature, many students graduate with the false understanding that […]

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Making Room on the Shelf

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Women writers, like women activists, have always done a considerable amount of the intellectual heavy lifting required for innovation. And yet try to find many of these women in bookstores: Kay Boyle, Grace Paley, Janet Flanner, Laurie Colwin, Meredith Tax, Dawn Powell, Meridel LeSeur, Colette, Nella Larsen, Paule Marshall, Dorothy West, Mina Loy, Josephine Herbst, […]

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