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Updated: 18 Sept. 2022

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Preface MacQ-15: Sep 2021 MacQ-14: Aug 2022 MacQ-13: May 2022 MacQ-12: Mar 2022 MacQ-11: Jan 2022 MacQ-10: Oct 2021 MacQ-9: Aug 2021 MacQ-8: Jun 2021 MacQ-7: Mar 2021 MacQ-6: Jan 2021 MacQ-5: Oct 2020 MacQ-4: Jul 2020 MacQ-3: May 2020 MacQ-2: Mar 2020 MacQ-1: Jan 2020

 

Preface

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 readings (such as those that appear on Rattlecasts, social media, YouTube, etc.).

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 and Twitter, they’ve been published already, since they may have been read, viewed, and shared by hundreds of folks, or even thousands.



MacQ-15, September 2022:

1. Content: The total of 111 pieces published in this issue includes 84 written works and 27 visual artworks. Of the 84 written works, 81 are new (~96%).

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered a total of 629 works (representing 56 submissions), and she selected 111 pieces, which is 17.6% of the total number considered.

MacQ’s acceptance rate averages ~20 percent. This ranges from a high of 29% in the first issue to a low of 8.6% for the Cheribun Challenge in Issue 12. Minus the Cheribun Challenge, the acceptance rate for Issue 12 was 21.5 percent.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-15 contains works by a total of 45 contributors: 21 women (46.5%) and 24 men (53.5%).

Of the 45 contributors, 17 (or 37.5%) 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 17 “new” contributors, 9 are women (53%) and 8 are men (47%).

With MacQ, as it was with KYSO Flash, Clare’s goal 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 15 issues, from January 2020 through September 2022, MacQ has published an average of 51.6% women authors and artists, with the lowest of 40% in the first issue and the highest of 62.5% in Issue 12.

In comparison, KYSO Flash published across 12 issues, from Fall 2014 thru Summer 2019, an average of 51% women authors and artists, with the lowest of 44% in Issue 3 and the highest of 59% in Issue 11.

For additional KYSO Flash data, see our Historical VIDA stats.

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-14, August 2022:

1. Content: The total of 136 pieces published in this issue includes 108 written works and 28 visual artworks. Of the 108 written works, 103 are new (~95%).

Of the 28 artworks, one is previously unpublished: knowingly (tanka art) by Kala Ramesh.

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered 561 works, representing 78 submissions, and she selected 136 pieces, which is 24.2% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-14 contains works by a total of 70 contributors: 35 women (50%) and 35 men (50%).

Of the 70 contributors, 23 (or 33%) 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 23 “new” contributors, 13 are women (~56.5%) and 10 are men (~43.5%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-13, May 2022:

1. Content: The total of 104 pieces published in this issue includes 79 written works and 25 visual artworks. Of the 79 written works, 70 are new (almost 89%).

Of the 25 artworks, four are previously unpublished: three haiga and a taiga by Kala Ramesh (new-to-MacQ, but a well established poet, editor, and educator).

2. VIDA Stats: MacQ-13 contains works by a total of 46 contributors: 24 women (52%) and 22 men (48%).

Of the 46 contributors, 16 (or 35%) 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 16 “new” contributors, 8 are women (50%) and 8 are men (50%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-12, March 2022:

1. Content: The total of 128 pieces published in this issue includes 123 written works and 5 visual artworks. Of the 123 written works, 118 (or 95%) are new.

Of the five artworks, three are previously unpublished: a chaiga, Kingdom of Barberries, by Cindy Bousquet Harris; and two collaborative sha-hai, Kiev Lenten and Kyiv Spring, by Simone Opdam and Gary S. Rosin respectively.

2. Submissions: Aside from the entries for the Cheribun Challenge mentioned in the next paragraph, MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered 597 works, representing 86 submissions. She selected 128 pieces, which is 21.5% of the total number of works considered.

In addition, Clare and MacQ-12’s Guest Judge Margaret Dornaus considered 38 submissions, with a total of 70 pieces, for the Cheribun Challenge; and selected six pieces for publication (~8.6% of the total number of works entered in the contest).

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-12 contains works by a total of 64 contributors: 40 women (62.5%) and 24 men (37.5%).

Of the 64 contributors, 24 (or 37.5%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in KYSO Flash. Of the 24 “new” contributors, 14 are women (~58%) and 10 are men (~42%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-11, January 2022:

1. Content: The total of 114 pieces published in this issue includes 104 written works and 10 visual artworks. Of the 104 written works, 95 are new (or 91.3%).

Of the 10 artworks, three are previously unpublished: an untitled collaborative haiga by Mike Moats and Gary S. Rosin, Waymark (collaborative haiga) by Alan Peat and Gary S. Rosin, and a photograph of WWII ration books by Janet McMillan Rives.

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher considered 613 works, representing 118 submissions, and selected 114 pieces, which is 18.6% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-11 contains works by a total of 72 contributors, of whom 41 are women (57%) and 31 are men (43%).

Of the 72 contributors, 34 (or 47%) 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 34 “new” contributors, 20 are women (59%) and 14 are men (41%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-10, October 2021:

1. Content: The total of 102 pieces published in this issue includes 84 written works and 18 visual artworks. Of the 84 written works, 77 are new (or 91.7%).

Of the 18 artworks, only two are previously unpublished: Hey! (collaborative haiga by Katherine Durham Oldmixon and Gary S. Rosin) and Survival (haiga by Rose Menyon Heflin).

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher considered 670 works, representing 72 submissions. She selected 102 pieces, which is 15.2% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-10 contains works by a total of 64 contributors, of whom 37 are women (58%) and 27 are men (42%).

Of the 64 contributors, 37 (or 58%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in KYSO Flash. Of the 37 “new” contributors, 23 are women (65%) and 14 are men (35%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-9, August 2021:

1. Content: The total of 100 pieces published in this issue includes 84 written works and 16 visual artworks. Of the 84 written works, 68 are new (or 81%).

Of the 16 artworks, only one is new (the untitled collaborative haiga by Jana Craighead Smith and Gary S. Rosin).

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher considered 589 works, representing 68 submissions, and selected 100 pieces, which is 17% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-9 contains works by a total of 47 contributors, of whom 23 are women (49%) and 24 are men (51%).

Of the 47 contributors, 12 (or 25.5%) 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 12 “new” contributors, 7 are women (58%) and 5 are men (42%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-8, June 2021:

*Publisher’s Note:

This section was updated on 7 August 2021, after the late addition of one work (a photograph by Nathan Agostini) to Issue 8, with appropriate adjustments to these statistics:

1. Content: The total of 101 pieces published in this issue includes 74 written works and 27 visual artworks. Of the 74 written works, 67 are new (~90%).

Of the 27 artworks, only two are new (the pair of untitled collaborative haiga by George Digalakis and Gary S. Rosin).

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered 472 works, representing 83 submissions. She selected 101 pieces, or roughly 21% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-8 contains works by a total of 51 contributors, of whom 26 are women (51%) and 25 are 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 KYSO Flash. Of the 24 “new” contributors, 14 are women (59%) and 10 are men (41%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-7, March 2021:

1. Content: The total of 105 pieces published in this issue includes 82 written works and 23 visual artworks. Of the 82 written works, 62 are new (~75%) and 20 are republications, aka “reprints” (~25%).

Of the 23 artworks, seven are previously unpublished.

2. Submissions: Including entries for “The Chains Writing Challenge,” we considered 592 works, representing a total of 110 submissions. We selected 105 pieces, which is ~18.5% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-7 contains works by a total of 49 contributors, of whom 22 are women (45%) and 27 are men (55%).

Of the 49 contributors, 20 (or 41%) 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 20 “new” contributors, 9 are women (45%) and 11 are men (55%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-6, January 2021:

1. Content: The total of 78 pieces published in this issue includes 67 written works and 11 visual artworks. Of the 67 written works, all but three are new (~95%).

Of the 11 visual artworks, only three are previously unpublished: Cindy L. Sheppard’s trio of photographs [A Thousand Candles].

2. Submissions: A total of 386 works, representing a total of 72 submissions, were considered for MacQ-6. MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, selected 78 pieces, or roughly 20% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-6 contains works by a total of 43 contributors, of whom 23 are women (53%) and 20 are men (47%).

Of the 43 contributors, 18 (or 42%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly nor in KYSO Flash. Of the 18 “new” contributors, 11 are women (61%) and 7 are men (39%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-5, October 2020:

1. Content: The total of 101 pieces published in this issue includes 74 written works and 27 visual artworks. Of the written works, 65 are new (or 88%).

Of the 27 visual artworks, only three are previously unpublished: By the Rockets’ Red Glare; Charge of the Demon Sperm; and Pochade à Neptune (Sketch of Neptune) by MaRco Elliott.

2. Submissions: Including entries for the RESQ (aka, “the Qualmish”) Writing Challenge, we considered 930 works, representing a total of 167 submissions. We selected 101 pieces, which is ~11% of the total number of works considered.

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-5 contains works by a total of 57 contributors, of whom 27 are women (47%) and 30 are men (53%).

Of the 57 total contributors, 26 (or ~45.5%) 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 26 “new” contributors, 12 are women (46.5%) and 14 are men (53.5%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-4, July 2020:

1. Content: The total of 90 pieces published in this issue includes 74 written works and 16 visual artworks. Of the written works, 65 are new (or 88%).

Eight of the visual artworks are previously unpublished.

2. Submissions: Including the entries for the “Quink” Writing Challenge, we considered 235 works, representing a total of 79 submissions, and accepted 58 pieces (or 24.5% of the total number of works considered via submissions).

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-4 contains works by a total of 48 contributors, of whom 27 are women (56%) and 21 are men (44%).

Of the 48 total contributors, 17 (or 36%) are “new to MacQ”—that is, their works do not appear previously in MacQueen’s Quinterly, nor in KYSO Flash. Of the 17 “new” contributors, 11 are women (65%) and 6 are men (35%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-3, May 2020:

1. Content: The total of 116 pieces published in this issue includes 94 written works and 22 visual artworks. Of the 94 written works, 56 are new (or 60%).

Of the 22 artworks, only four are previously unpublished:

not my gay son [photo-poem] by Roberta Beary

Waiting for the Future [photo-poem] by Neil Hulme and Gary S. Rosin

Sky Spoof [photo-poem] by Ellaraine Lockie and Alexis Rhone Fancher

Mother’s Day [photo-poem] by Alexis Rhone Fancher

2. Submissions: MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered 357 works, representing a total of 132 submissions, and accepted 64 pieces (which is 18% of the total number of works submitted).

3. VIDA Stats: MacQ-3 contains works by a total of 65 contributors, of whom 36 are women (56%) and 29 are men (44%).

Of the 65 total contributors, 32 (or 49.5%) 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 32 “new” contributors, 21 are women (66%) and 11 are men (34%).

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-2, March 2020:

1. Content: The total of 97 pieces published in this issue includes 84 written works 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: MacQ’s publisher considered 321 works, representing a total of 76 submissions, and accepted 61 pieces (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, MacQ’s predecessor.

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts



MacQ-1, January 2020:

1. Content: The total of 116 pieces includes 80 written works 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: MacQ’s publisher, Clare MacQueen, considered 187 works, representing a total of 43 submissions, and she accepted 55 pieces (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 has happened twice now: 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.

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 a total of 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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