VIDA Stats, MacQ-18:
* indicates contributors who are “new to MacQ”
Although links to 73 bios are included above, this issue contains works by a total of 84 contributors: 46 women (~55%) and 38 men (~45%).
Of the 84 contributors, 31 (or ~37%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in KYSO Flash (MacQ’s predecessor).
Of the 31 “new” contributors, 18 are women (~58%) and 13 are men (~42%).
With MacQ, as it was with KYSO Flash, my goal as publisher is to balance the ratio of women to men authors and artists whenever possible—which has happened only twice: Issue 14 of MacQ contains works by 70 contributors, exactly half of whom are women. And Issue 7 of KYSO Flash contains works by 32 contributors, 16 of whom are women.
Across 18 issues of MacQ, the number of women authors and artists published therein averages ~53 percent, ranging from a low of 40% in Issue 1 (January 2020) to a high of 62.5% in Issue 12 (March 2022).
Across 12 issues of KYSO Flash (from Fall 2014 thru Summer 2019), the number of women published therein averages 52 percent, ranging from a low of 44% in Issue 3 (Spring 2015) to a high of 59% in Issue 11 (Spring 2019).
For details about those issues, see Historical VIDA stats.
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts
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