VIDA: 2010 was year of the man
Major literary publications published men far more than they published women in 2010, according to VIDA’s “The Count.”
VIDA, whose mission is “to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women,” was formed in 2009, and 2010 was its first full year of analysis. Its new series of pie charts reveals a vast gender divide in major literary publications: The Atlantic, Boston Review, Granta, Harper’s, London Review of Books, The New Republic, The London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Times Literary Supplement and Tin House.
For each publication, the charts measure the overall number of men and women who published work last year, as well as the number of men and women who published reviews and whose books were reviewed, among other categories.
The only charts that show more women than men are The Atlantic‘s “Cover to Cover” section and the authors reviewed in Poetry. The sharpest divides appear in London Review of Books, The New Republic, and The New York Review of Books.