It takes a village
When Canthius published its first issue in 2015, it was an effort to address the lack of diversity in many of the literary journals that we were reading and submitting to. The prevalence of gender inequity across professions is even more evident now than it was in 2015. Research by CWILA and VIDA shows that women submit their work for publication significantly less than their male peers and we know that spaces dedicated to writing by women and genderqueer authors can address this trend. Intersectional feminist publishing spaces like Canthius offer an opportunity for women and genderqueer writers (this includes transgender men, Two Spirit and nonbinary writers) to focus their creative energy on new and experimental ideas that are of shared interest to feminist audiences.
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