C4P: Juliet McKenna - The Myth of Meritocracy



Luna's first Call for Papers, 'Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction' will be released on Wednesday the 9th of August. Explore the ten brilliant papers you will find in the book.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Juliet McKenna (UK) Greek and Roman history and literature. Epic fantasy writer. She is presenting the paper: "The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy".

Juliet says:

"It was initially assumed that increased female entry into careers such as law, medicine and higher education would naturally result in more equal representation at the higher levels over time. This has been proven not to be the case. This paper will consider what evidence from such research is equally applicable to lack of diversity in genre publishing, and what factors might be specific to SF&F."

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