Friday, April 06, 2012
Publishing Women Writers
Tired of all the conversation about the disparity of women's writing being published? Me too. And so is Roxane Gay. She offers this simple way to end the issue: "The solutions are obvious. Stop making excuses...Stop parroting the weak notion that you’re simply publishing the best writing, regardless. There is ample evidence of the excellence of women writers. You aren’t compromising anything by attempting to achieve gender parity. Publish more women writers. If women aren’t submitting to your publication or press, ask yourself why, deal with the answers even if those answers make you uncomfortable, and then reach out to women writers...Deal with your resentment. Deal with your biases..." From Beyond the Measure of Men by Roxane Gay on The Rumpus.