This page was updated on 7 August 2021, with the addition of an entry for
Nathan Agostini above and appropriate adjustments to the figures below.
VIDA Stats, MacQ-8:
Although links to only 47 bios are included above, this issue contains works by a total
of 51 contributors: 26 women (51%) and 25 men (49%).
Of the 51 contributors, 24 (or 47%) are “new to MacQ”—that is,
their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in
Of the 24 “new” contributors, 14 are women (59%) and 10 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.
VIDA: Women in