For the first time in the history of Lumina Literary Journal, our VIDA count has more male contributors than female. Fear not though! The margin was miniscule with only one more male gracing our journal. Our count, done with the VIDA guidelines, has found our latest edition to have 21 females and 22 males. This accounts for all prose writers, poets, translators, and visual artists. Only once before has the count been this close, when it was split down the middle in Volume VIII.
Does this foretell a trend where the patriarchy will dominate our beloved journal?
No, obviously it doesn’t. All other years can be seen here, where the numbers speak for themselves.