Elisa Gabbert
Nov 20, 2017 · 1 min read

The fact is, and many many studies have shown this, writing is NOT judged solely on “merit.” People may think they’re unbiased, but they aren’t, and they make judgments as to a work’s “merit” even when it’s written under a pseudonym. I’ve already written a lot about why I disagree with you, see here: https://electricliterature.com/how-can-literary-magazines-counter-their-biases-cb1c72696d22 and here: https://electricliterature.com/blunt-talk-with-the-blunt-instrument-on-giving-advice-to-white-male-writers-bd5887c83730

Elisa Gabbert

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Poet and essayist. Author of The Word Pretty, The Self Unstable and other books. On Twitter at @egabbert. More info at http://www.elisagabbert.com/

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