Need help submitting your writing to literary journals or book publishers/literary agents? Click here! →

Women In Publishing: Struggles In The Workplace | Writer’s Relief


The publishing industry workforce is 80% women and, according to this article found by Writer’s Relief in Publisher’s Weekly, many have experienced some form of harassment:


“We found that in spite of publishing’s high percentage of female workers (it’s estimated at roughly 80%), the industry still has a sexual harassment problem. (A number of the women we contacted said they had never experienced any kind of sexual harassment at work, but many added the caveat that this made them feel “lucky.”) Women at corporate publishers, by and large, did not respond to questions on the subject. Others who have been in the industry for decades spoke of unwanted physical advances and interactions that edged closer to assault. Younger women in the business spoke with a more expansive view of sexual harassment, citing incidents ranging from physical encounters to unwanted comments, leering, and suggestive language.”


Learn more about the issues women deal with in publishing.

Submit to Review Board

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign me up for
FREE Publishing Leads & Tips
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WHY? Because our insider
know-how has helped
writers get over 18,000+ acceptances.

FREE Publishing Leads and Tips! Our e-publication, Submit Write Now!, delivered weekly to your inbox.
  • BEST (and proven) submission tips
  • Hot publishing leads
  • Calls to submit
  • Contest alerts
  • Notification of industry changes
  • And much more!
Live Chat Software