Would you like to participate in celebrating women authors in the horror genre?
There is quite a lot of information that women are under-represented in this genre and have been for a long time. Julie Crisp at TOR-UK has reported (Sexism in Genre Publishing) that of the 503 submissions for last year only 17% were manuscripts from women authors. So, it’s clear that women writers have got to get their boots on the ground and start flooding the markets with submissions if we are going to increase our presence. And in a recent review by Cinriter this year, the percent of women authors published in small presses is at 9% (Women in the Horror Small Press).
So, having a month devoted to recognizing women authors in horror is really important for our visibility. We are encouraging readers to spend some time this month reading, purchasing, supporting women authors wherever you can. And let’s start here, today, at Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror.
I have a guest blog at HorrorSociety.com Dead Authors Can Still Thrill Readers. If you are following this blog and like to read classic horror stories, you’ll find my blog post at Horror Society to be very helpful in discovering lots of classic women writers in horror. And, this month all my posts here will be women authors.
There are plenty of sites celebrating women horror writers in February, so please stop by these sites, enjoy, make comments, and if you are of the mind, explore a new author. We make our living selling our stories and novels and hope that this month of all months, readers will recognize and appreciate our creativity with comments, reviews, support, and book and short story purchases.
This is the official Women in Horror Month site: http://womeninhorrormonth.com/
Some interesting sites featuring WiHM:The Dazzling Darkness and Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural (soon to be released in soft cover by Crispin Books). Every single sale is ever so meaningful!
Happy Reading …