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A Survey Of Inequity In The Literary World Paints A Troubling Picture

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts

If you think it's tough in the literary world as a woman, try being a woman of color, an LGBTQ woman, or a woman with a disability or impairment. The...

Claire Fallon

Women Of Color Still Denied The Love They Deserve From Literary Journals | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Literary reviewers, quake in your boots: It’s VIDA Count day once again. Now in its sixth year and celebrating the publication of its fifth coun...

The Vida Count and the Cult of Literary Prestige

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.31.2014 | Home
Christine Stoddard

We as advocates for female writers and editors should make an effort to celebrate the publications that employ large numbers of women. Community newspapers and journals do just that. Yet those publications tend to pay less than national ones pay.

Does The VIDA Count Work?

Claire Fallon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Claire Fallon

Does the VIDA count work? It's hard to say, at this early stage. But this year's small movements may be first rumblings of larger tectonic shifts.

Maddie Crum

VIDA Count Shows Improvement In Book Review Gender Bias | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.11.2014 | Home

This year's annual VIDA count, which tallies the number of reviewed books by authors of each gender, revealed that in 2013, the majority of titles cov...

Name-Callers, Deniers and Writer Sexism: Which Side Are You On, Guys?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

Why do some folks get in such an uproar when women simply ask for a fair shake, equal footing? Why does anyone think women writers are exempt from institutional sexism?

Male Voices Again Dominate Books Media

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

The 2012 VIDA count of book reviews and reviewers, marking the male-female split in mainstream literary coverage over the past year, has been released...

The Drastic Numbers: Male Vs. Female Writers

Posted 04.30.2012 | Media

The publication rates for men versus women in some of the world's most prestigious literary outlets are in, and the disparity is drastic. VIDA, an...