Better to be called George than Georgina …?

Are you more likely to be taken seriously submitting work as a writer if you are male? img057

Just wanted to share this interesting article by writer Catherine Nichols who got nowhere submitting a novel under her own name so, in desperation, reinvented herself as ‘George’! The results were quite different.

http://jezebel.com/homme-de-plume-what-i-learned-sending-my-novel-out-und-1720637627

Does it vary depending in which country you live or the type of book you are writing?

Has anybody experience of submitting under a different gender? If so, did it work?!