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"But I'm Not A YA Writer": Gender Biases In The Book World

May 2nd, 2022  •  11 mins 21 secs  •  Download (20.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Women writers of speculative fiction are often getting shelved with the YA books -- even when they're clearly not intended for teens. Unfortunately, getting misclassified has dire consequences for the novel. How is this happening and how can we stop this trend?