Publishing and Marketing 03: Women in SFF Part 1


Shadowhawk's Shade

One question that is being asked by many in the wake of the recent SFWA controversy, and all the commentaryit has spawnedin variousplacesabout misogynyand sexismwithin the publishing industry is: “If I want to read more books by female authors, where do I start?”

Often times, I think it is rather disheartening to hear such a question. Women have been writing books for a long, long time. And for people to not even be aware of that, or for that matter, be able to perform a basic google search about who are the big names right now? Doesn’t speak so well for us as a community. Speaking of the industry in the broadest sense, we are all very close-ranked, and to break out of the apparent restrictions is not easy. Sure its “easy” to get published as a woman, but to receive recognition? That’s an…

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