Agent Nathan Bransford has a totally fascinating forum question going regarding Men and Fiction. Where are all the male writers? There are many, but not as many as there are female writers (or so it seems). Is that because fewer men read than women? I have to say, I read more male authors than female. Not sure why, I guess I just relate more to what male protagonists go through. Or maybe it's the male sentiment filtered through the writer. Plus I get more out of reading authors of my generation.
When you're done with that forum topic, check out the rest of Nathan's site: lots of great publishing advice for writers, such as how the publishing process works, how to find a literary agent, and how to write a synopsis.