The finalists for this year’s Eisner Awards have been announced, and for the third year running, Women Write About Comics is a finalist in the Periodical/Journalism category. We won in both 2020 and 2021, although admittedly the former year comes with a caveat. Regardless of who wins in the category this year (and we have some worthy competitors: Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego, The Columbus Scribbler, Fanbase Press, The Comics Journal) I think I speak for everyone involved with the site when I say just how much this recognition means to us.
Every week we run the Previously on Comics column, where a revolving team of writers comment on the latest happenings. Then we have the regular Pubwatch features, taking close looks at individual publishers: our line-up is Masha Zhdanova on Viz, Kate Kosturski on Titan, Lisa Fernandes on Archie Comics, Cori McCreery on DC, Carrie McClain on Seven Seas and Wendy Browne on Vault. All this, plus the reviews and interviews you’d expect.
Speaking personally, I’ve been contributing to WWAC since 2015, and I’m amazed at some of the stuff they’ve let me write about. I recently celebrated the centenary of Nosferatu with a 22,000-word overview of German vampire literature. Other topics I’ve covered range from British feminist animation to 1970s Italian intersex monster porn. Throughout all of this, the WWAC editorial crew have been absolute joys to work with — I’ve been allowed to write about my interests, and while I’ve been given guidance, I’ve never felt pressure to water my articles down into clickbait.
Whoever wins the Eisner, long may WWAC continue!