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Women in Publishing

The Great Pen Name Debate: Women Authors in Fantasy

Sally Slater | Posted 06.27.2015 | Home
Sally Slater

Women authors -- particularly those in fantasy -- are limited by the misperception that our novels boil down to stories about romance. It's an old-fashioned line of thinking, but what other agency could our female protagonist have beyond finding her prince and living happily ever after?

Deconstructing the Poetry Goddess

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home
Jill Di Donato

Who or what is the poetry goddess and what place, if any, does she have in the world of contemporary American poetry? I spoke with some of today's fiercest women poets to try and figure this out.

Do We Know 'Chick Lit' When We See It?

Claire Fallon | Posted 10.08.2013 | Home
Claire Fallon

What makes a book chick lit as opposed to literary fiction? This question is, in reality, not difficult to answer -- at least for any thoughtful reader who enjoys a variety of fiction -- but it continues to surface.

10 Bookish Conversations We Never Want to Have Again

Jeff O'Neal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Jeff O'Neal

We usually keep things pretty positive here at the Riot, but after many years of life in the bookish interweb, we've identified some conversations that just keep coming back up. And we're ready to put an end to them.

Publishing Talk: Women's Writing Today

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.02.2012 | Home
Gina Barreca

Talking with Carole, reviewing our professional and personal lives while discussing the future of books, publishing, writing, and narrative itself, inspired me to start an ongoing discussion about the relationships between authors and editors.

International Women's Day: Follow These Amazing Women In Publishing On Twitter

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on March 8, 2011 11:47 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we are reposting our Twitter list of women in publishing. Follow the feeds below to...