The latest Library Journal zine reviews column, Where the Boy Zines Are is up. It was contributed by Katie Haegele, one of my favorite of the current generation of zine makers. I asked Katie to focus on zines by men in order to offset my personal and professional bias toward women's zines. To date we've reviewed approximately twice as many zines by women as by men. I don't know the demographics of zine publishing, so I'm not sure if female identified authors are as dominant as that. It's pretty unlikely.
Since I expressed concern that Microcosm's acquisition criteria might affect their selections in the Zine Yearbook, I figured I should keep an eye on what gets considered for the zine reviews column, as well. That being said, in this sexist world, I don't think it's the worst thing if the balance in this area is maybe just a little tipped toward the ladies. I also try to be attentive to how many zines by POC we review, and how many queer authors. Diversity über alles!