Broadsheet on WomenTK.com : Where are the women writers?
Both the Broadsheet posting and WomenTK.com are worth a read on this one.
On her website, Davis Koningsberg says:
I picked the following five magazines to track: The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, the so-called “thought leaders” which also happen to identify themselves as general interest. (I omitted the newsweeklies because so much of the copy has multiple bylines.) Over the course of a year, the overall average shows that these magazines publish stories by male writers three times more often than they do stories by female writers, thereby supporting Ursula K. Le Guin’s hypothesis that “there is solid evidence for the fact that when women speak more than 30 percent of the time, men perceive them as dominating the conversation.” At The New Yorker, the ratio was four to one. At Harper’s, it was almost seven to one.