The 2014Â VIDA CountÂ has been revealed.
Vida represents Women in Literary Arts and undertakes an annual survey to profile the gender (and now race) of contributors writing for leading literary publications.
The results of last yearâ€™s VIDA Count from 2013 caused something of a furore, so poor was the representation of women in a number of prominent journals, most notably theÂ London Review of BooksÂ and theÂ New York Review of Books.Â The reactions from these publicationsÂ also made headlines.Â This year, the organisation did three counts: the 2014 VIDA Count, the second annual Larger Literary Landscape VIDA Count (looking at smaller publications from across America) and the first annual 2014 Women of Colour VIDA Count.Â
So what about the past year, have things improved? Is there anything to hope for?
Well, sort of.
Few surprises from the 2014 VIDA Count Â» MobyLives.