Inspired by VIDA Women in Literary Arts and Submission Bombers, we decided to look into the gender representation of artists in and writers in our pages. In our six issues since we began publishing the magazine in 2011, the overall gender breakdown of our contributors has been relatively even, with 47.5% of our contributors being women, 52.5% men. You can ﬁnd a breakdown of the results by category and issue in the chart below.
We want PDR to amplify not just those voices that circulate easily and unmarked through dominant channels of publicity, but also those that face diﬃcutly (or even resistance) when trying to make their voices heard. Thus, we continue to welcome submissions from writers of any gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual identity as well as working class writers and writers with disabilities. Submissions for our Spring 2014 issue are open until December 31st.