Why Won't ASME Recognize Women Writers?S

Curious what the founders of "The Count," which tallies the number of women who get published in top literary magazines (spoiler: not many), think of the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists? Although four women were nominated in the Public Interest category, there are no ladies to be found in prestigious categories like reporting, features, profiles, essays, and columns — basically, few women were nominated unless they wrote about ladybusiness. "The National Magazine Awards have sent a pretty clear message," co-founder Erin Belieu told Mother Jones. "When it comes to a career in journalism, chicks should stick to writing about chicks." Read the full Q&A here.