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Statistics

I.

Re the usage of “new” and “reprints” in our stats: New works are those that are published here in MacQueen’s Quinterly for the first time anywhere. Reprints, also referred to as “republications” since this is an online venue, are those which were previously published elsewhere, whether online, in print, or as spoken-word performances.

II.

Please note: We consider works that appear online to be previously published. Whether they appear at author and artist websites, on public-access sites such as Fictionaut, and/or on social-media sites such as Facebook, they’ve been published already, since they may have been read, viewed, and shared by hundreds of folks, or even thousands.

III.

We determine gender for our VIDA stats based on the name of the author or artist, as well as on any photographs of them in their bios, etc. No doubt, this method is not 100% accurate! Still, even if we had time to ask folks their gender, we would prefer not to—it seems intrusive. If folks want us to know, they will say so.

Thus far, only one artist has asked upfront to be identified as non-binary. A request we were happy to accommodate, of course. And we hope the social and political climate will progress faster toward egalitarianism and inclusiveness, so that more people who want to declare non-binary genders publicly, feel safe enough to do so.



MacQ-2, March 2020:


1. Content: The total of 97 works published in this issue includes 84 written and 13 visual artworks. Of the written works, 71% are new. Of the artworks, only one is previously unpublished: Star Trails [haiga] by Gary S. Rosin and Grace Evans.

2. Submissions: We considered 321 works, representing a total of 76 submissions, and we accepted 61 works (that is, 19% of the total number of works submitted).

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-2 contains works by a total of 59 contributors, of whom 31 are women (53%) and 28 are men (47%).

Of those 59 contributors, 33 (or 56%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly, nor in KYSO Flash.

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 Clare actually managed 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, Spring 2019.

For details about each of those issues, see our Historical VIDA stats.

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-1, January 2020:


1. Content: The total of 116 works includes 80 written and 36 visual artworks. Of the written works, 80% are new. Of the artworks, only four are previously unpublished:

Pollage Number 92 by Ellaraine Lockie and Phyllis Ross

soft rains on Lesbos [felting haiga] by Stella Pierides

Early Riser [photograph] by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Somewhere between [haiga] by Gary S. Rosin and Richard Hunter

2. Submissions: We considered 187 works, representing a total of 43 submissions, and we accepted 55 works (that is, 29% of the total number of works submitted).

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-1 contains works by a total of 54 contributors (including four for whom bios do not appear herein): 22 women (40%) and 32 men (60%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



Historical VIDA Stats for KYSO Flash:


With MacQueen’s Quinterly, 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 Clare actually managed 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, Spring 2019.

Details about each of those issues follow below.

    Issue   Total
Contributors
  Women   Men   Non-binary
1   KF-12
2019
  74   43
(58.5%)
  30
(40%)
  1
(1.5%)

 

2   KF-11
2019
  71   42
(59%)
  29
(41%)
  N/A

 

3   KF-10
2018
  44   24
(54%)
  20
(46%)
  N/A

 

4   KF-9
2018
  56   27
(48%)
  29
(52%)
  N/A

 

    Issue   Total
Contributors
  Women   Men   Non-binary
5   KF-8
2017
  65   32
(49%)
  33
(51%)
  N/A

 

6   KF-7
2017
  32   16
(50%)
  16
(50%)
  N/A

 

7   KF-6
2016
  75   43
(57%)
  32
(43%)
  N/A

 

8   KF-5
2016
  52   24
(46%)
  28
(54%)
  N/A

 

    Issue   Total
Contributors
  Women   Men   Non-binary
9   KF-4
2015
  41   21
(51%)
  20
(49%)
  N/A

 

10   KF-3
2015
  46   20
(44%)
  26
(56%)
  N/A

 

11   KF-2
2015
  58   26
(45%)
  32
(55%)
  N/A

 

12   KF-1
2014
  53   28
(53%)
  25
(47%)
  N/A

 

  1. Issue 12, aka KF-12 (Summer 2019), contains works by a total of 74 contributors: 43 women (58.5%), 1 non-binary person (1.5%), and 30 men (40%).

    Of the total in KF-12, 30 contributors (40%) are new to KYSO Flash. Of the new contributors, 16 are women and one identifies as non-binary.

  2. KF-11 (Spring 2019) contains works by a total of 71 contributors: 42 women (59%) and 29 men (41%). Of the total, 34 contributors (or 48%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  3. KF-10 (Fall 2018) contains works by a total of 44 contributors: 24 women (54%) and 20 men (46%). Of the total, 18 contributors (or 41%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  4. KF-9 (Spring 2018) contains works by a total of 56 contributors: 27 women (48%) and 29 men (52%). Of the total, 22 contributors (or 39%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  5. KF-8 (August 2017) contains works by a total of 65 contributors: 32 women (49%) and 33 men (51%). Of the total, 37 contributors (or 57%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  6. KF-7 (Spring 2017) contains works by 32 contributors: 16 women (50%) and 16 men (50%). Of the total, 12 contributors (or 37.5%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  7. KF-6 (Fall 2016) contains works by 75 contributors: 43 women (57%) and 32 men (43%). Of the total, 49 contributors (or 65%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  8. KF-5 (Spring 2016) contains works by 52 contributors: 24 women (46%) and 28 men (54%). Of the total, 34 contributors (or 65%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  9. KF-4 (Fall 2015) contains works by 41 authors and artists: 21 women (51%) and 20 men (49%). Of the total, 27 contributors (or 66%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  10. KF-3 (Spring 2015) contains works by 46 authors and artists: 20 women (44%) and 26 men (56%). Of the total, 27 contributors (or 59%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  11. KF-2 (Winter 2015) contains works by 58 authors and artists: 26 women (45%) and 32 men (55%). Of the total, 52 contributors (or 90%) are new to KYSO Flash.

  12. KF-1 (Fall 2014) contains works by 53 authors and artists: 28 women (53%) and 25 men (47%).


 
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