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.”
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.