ok personally i am getting increasingly uneasy about how many of the stories are written by dudes? this is sorta starting to feel like the same ‘women write for free, men write professionally for pay’ division as… everywhere else all the time. hrmp
… Oh dang. Dang! That is a… depressingly good point.
The list of contributors is pretty overwhelmingly dudely, and so far there’s only one woman with writing credit — the others have been artists.
Being short on non-dude writers is an issue we’ve been actively trying to fix, hopefully some comics coming up in the near future will please y’all. : )
Hey, that’s really exciting to hear! I didn’t really mean this comment like ‘argh, men suck’ so much as that in fandom spaces I’m surrounded by brilliant women and other-gendered writers who produce amazing work all on their own, just for fun, you know? And some franchises really dismiss female creativity (cough doctor who cough) while appointing as many dude writers as they can get, even if half the female fans out there could run rings around the dudes (COUGH DOCTOR WHO COUGH (COUGH ALL THE NEW WHO PAPERBACKS AND COMICS ARE SHIT AND I WAS WRITING BETTER ADVENTURES WHEN I WAS NINETEEN NOT THAT I’M BITTER HAHA HA COUGH).
But I think in a lot of cases women and other genders just don’t consider themselves good enough to write professionally, so they don’t put themselves forward, while men are more confident about themselves. Hearing that PS is trying to encourage more non-dude contributions is pretty reassuring! I’m looking forward to seeing where the project goes.