On Vela Magazine and Women Writers

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I wanted a space that would not be marketed to women as dealing with “women’s” subjects, since I think part of the reason the byline gap exists is because certain subjects are considered “women’s” and marginalized, whereas men can write about anything without the subject being considered “male.”

Sarah Menkedick

I interviewed Sarah Menkedick, writer and founder of Vela Magazine, over on Longreads. I’ve been a fan and reader of Vela for a while now — and am happy to see a number of my favorite writers there, like my friend Miranda Ward, and also Lauren Quinn. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help grow Vela as a sustainable publication for excellent longform nonfiction and literary journalism by women writers. Do check out Vela if you’re not familiar with it.

Published by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Senior editor, Automattic. Editor and curator, Longreads.

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