Over the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion about gender distribution in magazines. Now that I have the complete list of stories for the first 12 issues of Clarkesworld Magazine, I decided to do some math:
All Stories (24)
The mathematically inclined among you are probably thinking, “10+15=25, not 24.” You’re right. Our second issue contained a collaboration between two male authors, so I counted that story as 2 male authors.
The two stories in each issue are split between solicited stories and open submissions.
Solicited Stories (12)
From the Slush (12)
Not bad at all. I wish I could say the same for my other venture, Wyrm Publishing. I have announced three books and have a fourth in the wings pending contract. All four authors are male: Wolfe, Stross, Buckell, and JV (initials only until I have the contract). I do hope to give more balance to the catalog over time and if the next proposal is accepted, I’ll be taking a step in that direction. Looking at my personal wish list, it seems that balance is not an impossible goal. I trust you people will call me on it if I fail to come through. 🙂