Alright so I just read about how the publishing industry is flooded by women based on the fact that 85% of the people who have less than 3 years experience in the industry are women, the writer also goes ahead to wonder if this causes a gender bias in who gets published. you can read the full story here
While I'd like to say ha! in your face guys, 19th century female writers finally get avenged. I cannot help but get a little judgemental, I would like to believe that editors and agents give a fair shot to both male and female writers, I mean seriously who would pass up a good story in favor of gender bias and still remain afloat.
What the statistics does not rule out for me though is what about the make up of those who have been in the industry for more than 3 years?
Do you think women have an advantage in this industry even if it is flooded by female editors and agents? I am fully aware this is coming right after the Franzen incident, Ironic eh?
How about a picture for the road
|taken off of the coastline of Antibes, right by the Musee Picasso|