What is WITMonth?
When is WITMonth?
Where does WITMonth take place?
WITMonth takes place anywhere and everywhere: bookshops, your library, your personal blog, your Tumblr, your Facebook, your Goodreads groups, your book club, and more. Please comment with additional suggestions.
Where did WITMonth come from?
Is there a WITMonth logo?
This year’s WITMonth official logo is:
Why do we need this separation? Why focus on women in translation?
While imperfect, WITMonth gives many publishers the chance to promote their existing titles written by women in translation, while also giving readers an organized means of finding the books that already exist. WITMonth ultimately serves to help readers find excellent books.
What are things I can do?
- Booksellers and librarians: Make a #WITMonth table and promote your favorite books by women writers in translation, alongside newer releases. If someone is looking for some different recommendations, help guide them to some of the brilliant women in translation out there.
- Bloggers and journalists: Talk about the issue! Look at your own stats and ratios, question your reading biases. Address the issue and help raise awareness.
- Reviewers: Review new and backlog titles by women writers in translation, from all languages and from all over the world. Help bring these books to the public’s notice.
- Publishers: Release your existing ratios and acknowledge any imbalances you might have. Try to find more of the brilliant women writers we all know are writing in all sorts of languages, all over the world. If you’re struggling, see the lists compiled by women critics and translators for LitHub.
- Readers: Read, discuss, and share. Please use the #WITMonth tag as much as you can.