What a fantastic and timely post.
Well, it’s February — Women in Horror month — and I thought I’d lay down some thoughts about being a woman horror writer . Now, I am only speaking of my own personal thoughts and experiences, and do not presume to speak for all women writers. However, I think my experiences are fairly common and I hope this post sheds some light on what I believe women writers ultimately want to accomplish in this field.
I’ve been in this business now for almost fifteen years. People often ask if I’ve ever been a victim of or seen in action the “boys’ club” mentality. Well, I can recall hearing terrible stories of misogyny and harassment suffered by women writers in generations who came before me, stories of unacceptably poor treatment in the business from the 70’s on. I myself have been propositioned for publishing, I have been hit on during business meetings…
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