Each year, volunteers from across the country dedicate thousands of combined hours to perform an arduous task: manually, painstakingly tally the gender breakdown in major literary publications and book reviews.

We break down forty literary journals and well-respected periodicals, tallying genre, book reviewers, books reviewed, and journalistic bylines to offer an accurate assessment of the publishing world.

The VIDA Count, annual since 2010, has not only affected change in the publishing industry, but has also created a strong community of writers and advocates who stand with us. There is much more work to be done.

With our annual VIDA Count we offer up concrete data and assure women, nonbinary, and trans authors (and wayward editors) that the sloped playing field is not going unnoticed. Our literary community can only benefit from a range of voices.

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List of Publications

  • The Atlantic
  • Boston Review
  • Granta
  • Harper’s Magazine
  • London Review of Books
  • The Nation
  • The New Republic
  • The New York Review of Books
  • The New York Times Book Review
  • The New Yorker
  • The Paris Review
  • Poetry
  • The Threepenny Review
  • The Times Literary Supplement
  • Tin House
  • A Public Space
  • AGNI
  • The Believer
  • Callaloo
  • The Cincinnati Review
  • Colorado Review
  • Conjunctions
  • Copper Nickel
  • Fence
  • Gettysburg Review
  • Harvard Review
  • Jubilat
  • Kenyon Review
  • McSweeney’s Quarterly
  • Missouri Review
  • n+1
  • New American Writing
  • New England Review
  • Ninth Letter
  • The Normal School
  • Pleiades
  • Prairie Schooner
  • The Southern Review
  • Southwest Review
  • Virginia Quarterly Review