Most of the time I really don't think about gender in publishing. I learned a long time ago that the best place to meet unattached male writers in LA was at a WGA union meeting where men outnumber women by a huge margin, but as far as publishing, I read mostly mysteries and urban fiction, two genres where women rule. Or so I thought. She Writes, a website resource for women writers has put together a post that shows a shocking disparity in critical acclaim for female vs. male writers.
Here are just a few of the stats they culled from 2009:
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books of 2009
Washington Post Best Books of 2009
Slate- Best Reads of 2009
As a woman writer, I find this just a little depressing.