Everyone should have a feminist literary whistleblower around

Cupcake Reading Series founders Elizabeth Merrick and Lauren Cerand have been named “best feminist literary whistle-blowers” in the Village Voice‘s “Best of New York 2004” issue:

Why are the best male writers getting their work published in well-respected literary magazines while their female peers whip up dating tips in the Glamour ghetto? ELIZABETH MERRICK and LAUREN CERAND, writers and two co-founders of the all-women Cupcake Reading Series, blog about women writers they admire and rail against chick-lit crap. Merrick also posts a regular “reckoning” with The New Yorker, in which she breaks down the sad men-to-women ratio of contributors with an appropriate level of piss and sass. -Emily Weinstein

(Full disclosure: Ms. Cerand is MaudNewton.com’s events coordinator. Her column, “The Smart Set,” appears on this site every Monday.)


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