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Is It Harder For Women To Succeed In Certain Literary Genres? | Writer’s Relief

For some women writers, trying to get published in certain genres feels like trying to break into a “boy’s only” club. Writer’s Relief shares a recent Huffiington Post article where three women writers in traditionally male-dominated genres (sci-fi, street lit, and mysteries) give their perspectives on genre and gender divides:

You’ve probably read the stats: books by women are being reviewed more and more by prestigious outlets, but gender equity in the literary world has yet to be achieved. And, books by women are far less likely to win major awards.

“Organizations such as VIDA work to hold reviews and awards committees accountable for not only their coverage of women, but of all kinds of women. However, they tend to focus on the so-called literary genre. So, how do women in other genres — science fiction, mystery, street lit, women’s lit — fare?”

 Learn more about women in male-dominated book genres.


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