In this interview, I speak to Rob Spillman about how Tin House is working to make sure women are more equally represented within its pages. He also suggests that other publishers can and should follow Tin House’s lead. Rob received the 2015 VIDO award from VIDA in recognition of his work with women writers.
In this interview, Alex Reece Abbott tells us about the Hysteria International Writing Competition, an initiative intended to raise awareness of women’s health issues. She tells us about all the support the competition offers for prospective entrants and makes some suggestions about how we can all get involved in promoting this interesting project.
In this interview with Caroline Oakley, we learn about how Honno, the only Welsh women’s press, has succeeded in publishing a continual stream of titles by women over the last thirty years. Caroline, whose career in publishing has included work with Ian Rankin, Michael Moorcock, Tricia Sullivan and Thorne Moore, also provides some insight into how Honno works with its writers.
Laurie Garrison makes sure we’re all aware of the most common (and most galling?) statements made to women writers by sexism deniers. She shows why they’re unfounded and untrue and proposes that we use the online world to show the publishing industry how much we want to read books by women about women.