VIDA Stats, MacQ-5:
This issue contains works by a total of 57 contributors, 26 of whom (or ~45.5%)
are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously
in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in KYSO Flash.
(Note: Bios are included for only 53 contributors.)
Of the 57 total contributors, 27 are women (47%) and 30 are men (53%).
Of the 26 “new” contributors, 12 are women (46.5%) and 13 are men
With MacQ, as it was with KYSO Flash, our publisher’s goal is to balance
the ratio of women to men authors and artists whenever possible—which happened
only once: Issue 7 of KYSO Flash contains works by 32 contributors, exactly
half of whom are women.
However, in each of 12 issues, from Fall 2014 thru Summer 2019, KYSO Flash
consistently published a minimum of 44% women authors and artists. Fifty-nine
percent was the highest percentage of women published, which occurred in Issue 11,
For details about each of those issues, see our
Historical VIDA stats.
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