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ICYMI: The 2015 VIDA Count is Here and with New Intersectional Stats

In addition to VIDA’s yearly Count surveying the “Main VIDA Count” and “Larger Literary Landscape” literary journals and magazines, March 30th we released our newly-expanded Intersectional Survey, (to see the … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!

About This Episode: This inaugural episode features poet and writer, Rita Dove, who reads her poems “Parsley” and “Claudette Colvin Goes to Work” and discusses topics ranging from literary bias masquerading … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spotlight On! Poem-a-Day | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

We can change the online community to be a safer and more inclusive and empathetic space. The Academy of American Poets is working toward this goal through poetry and publishing … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

DC Higher Achievement Looking for Volunteers to Mentor Middle School Scholars

59% of DC students graduate high school. 9% graduate college. Significantly lower than the national average, Higher Achievement, an after-school academy, seeks to change these numbers by supporting the district’s … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIDAweb.org Seeks Your Content!

VIDAweb.org, the online home of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, in addition to the annual Count has many new feminist resources for you including a lively member-sponsored forum, an events … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome The Fem: A Feminist Literary Magazine!

The Fem has arrived! With new content rolling in every Thursday, The Fem is a feminist online literary magazine “created in Summer 2014 by writer/feminist duo Autumn Jaye Spriggs and Rachel C. Lewis. They … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts | Spotlight On! Weave Magazine

A particularly fun spotlight to write, I spoke with Editor-in-Chief Laura E. Davis from Weave Magazine about Weave‘s commitment to feminism and representing a diverse span of writers. To read the article in full, … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Need You More Than Ever

In Sarah Vap’s newest, The End of the Sentimental Journey, a vivisection of language, gender, and poetics, she writes at one point about the severing of a dog’s vocal cords during scientific … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Roundtable and Call for Interns

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, our temple of sharing female experience in the literary world and creating resources to engage the necessary need for gender parity in publishing, is bursting … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Spotlight On!” Feature

Today marks the release of a new VIDA column I’m writing titled Spotlight On! Each month we’ll celebrate a different creative writing publication that has made concerted effort to showcase a diverse writers, writing styles, … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review Round-Up for National Poetry Month

Collected in celebration of National Poetry Month are book reviews and interviews I’ve written and conducted over the past couple of years. For more books written by women use the … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Articles on Participating Online & Cultivating Community

How do you ever really know how to do something until you do it? We learn our most valuable lessons through trail and error. So if you’re pumped and ready … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

“So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One?” Saturday March 1, 2014

Association of Writers & Writing Programs  Seattle, Washington “So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One? Women Writers & Editors Speak Out” … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

AWP 2014 Panel: The Artist Activist Online: An AWP Panel on Building Online Platforms for Purpose Beyond Self-Promotion

“So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One? Women Writers & Editors Speak Out.“ Sheila McMullin, Molly Gaudry, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Sheryl Rivett, Arisa … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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