The List

This is a work in progress!

On this page I’m collecting names, dates, and place in the field. This list is a starting point for further research, and does not reflect the full scope of the project.


Alice Bradley Sheldon [James Tiptree, Jr.] (1915-1987) {author}
Alis A. Rasmussen [Kate Elliot] (1958-)
Alma A. Hromic [Alma Alexander] (1963-)
Amy Sterling Casil (1962-) {author}
Andre Norton (1912–2005)
Angela Carter (1940-1992)
Anna Kavan (1901-1968)
Ann C. Crispin (1950-2013)
Anne Keffer (dob unknown) {editor}
Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)
Annie Denton Cridge (1825-1875)

Beatrice Jones (dob unknown) {editor}
Beatrice Mahaffey (1928-1987) {editor}
Beth Meacham (1951-) {editor}
Betsy Wollheim (dob unknown) {publisher/editor}
Betty Ballantine (1919-)
Bjo Trimble (1933-) {fan}
Bonnie Leigland (dob unknown) {editor}
Brenda W. Clough (1955-) {author}

CJ Cherryh (1942-)
C. L. Moore (1911-1987)
Camille Bacon-Smith (1949-) {academic fan, author}
Carol Metcal Ulf Stanton [Carol Pohl] (1952-1983) {editor}
Caroline Mullan (dob unknown) {fan}
Catherine Fisher (1957-)
Cele Goldsmith Lalli (1933-2002) {editor}
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1942-)
Cheryl Morgan (dob unknown) {fan/critic/publisher}
Connie Willis (1945-)
Cylvia Kleinman (dob unknown) {editor}

Deborah J. Ross [Deborah Wheeler] (1947-) {author}
Deirdre Counihan (dob unknown)
Delia Sherman (1951-)
Diane Duane (1952-) {author}
Diana Wynne Jones (1934 – 2011)
Doris Lessing (1919-2013)
Doris Piserchia (1928-)
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976) {editor}

E. Nesbit (1858 – 1924)
Eleanor Arnason (1942-) {author}
Eleanor Wood {agent}
Elinor Mavor [Omar Gohagen] (1936-) {editor}
Élisabeth Vonarburg (1947-) {author}
Elizabeth Lynn (1946-) {author}
Elizabeth Moon (1945-)
Ellen Datlow (1949-)
Ellen Kushner (1955-)
Emma Bull (1954-)
Emma Tennant (1937-)
Esther Friesner (1951-)
Evangeline Walton (1907-1996)

Francis E. W. Harper (1825-1930)
Freda Warrington (dob unknown)

Greye La Spina (1880-1969) {author}
Gwyneth Jones (1952-) {author/critic}

Harriet McDougal Rigney (1939-) {editor/editorial director Ace Books}
Hilary Bailey (1936-) {editor/author}
Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978)

Jacey Bedford (dob unknown)
Jane Johnson (1960-)
Jane C. Loudon (1807-1858)
Jane Yolen (1939-)
Jeanne Gomoll (dob unknown) {writer/editor}
Jean Lorrah (1938-) {author/editor}
Jenny Nimmo (1944-)
Jill Zeller (dob unknown) {author}
Jo Fletcher
Jo Walton (1964-)
Joan Aiken (1924-2004)
Joan D. Vinge (1948-)
Joanna Russ (1937-2011)
Johanna Sinisalo (1958-) {author}
Judith Josephine Grossman [Judith Merril] (1923-1997) {author, editor}
Judith Tarr (1955-) {author}
Judy Lynn del Rey (1943-1986) {editor}
Julian May (1931-) {chaired 1952 WorldCon}
Julie Davis (dob unknown) {editor}
Juliet McKenna (1965-) {author}

Karen Joy Fowler (1950-) {author}
Kari Sperring (dob unknown)
Kate Wilhelm (1928-) {author, publisher}
Katherine Kurtz (1944-)
Katherine Maclean (1925-) {author}
Kathryn Elizabeth Cramer (1962-) {author, editor, critic}

Laura J. Mixon [M. J. Locke] (1957-) {author, fan}
Leah R. Cutter (dob unknown) {author}
Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978)
Leigh Kennedy (1951-)
Leslie F. Stone (1905-1991) {author, first woman to have a byline in Amazing Stories}
Leslie Fish (dob unknown) {fan, author}
Lila E. Shaffer (dob unknown) {editor}
Linda Nagata (1960-) {author}
Lisa Tuttle (1952-) {author}
Liz Danforth (dob unknown) {editor}
Liz Williams (1965-)
Lois McMaster Bujold (1949-)
Lois Wickstrom (1948-) {editor}

Madeline L’Engle (1918-2007)
Maeve Gilmore (1917 – 1983)
Margaret Atwood (1939-)
Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)
Margaret St. Clair (1911-1995)
Marianne Leconte (1944-) {author, editor}
Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999)
Marta Randall (1948-) {author, editor}
Mary E. Counselman (1911-1995) {author/poet}
Mary Gentle (1956-)
Mary Gnaedinger (1897-1976) {editor}
Mary Norton (1903 – 1992)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
Mary Stewart (1916 – 2014)
Mary M. Wright [Lilith Lorraine] (1894-1967)
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (1954-) {author}
Mercedes Lackey (1950-) {author}
Meredith Ann Pierce (1958-)
Merrilee Heifetz {agent}
Miriam Allen DeFord (1888-1975) {author}
Miriam Simos [Starhawk] (1951-)
Monique Wittig (1935-2003)

N. Lee Wood (1955-) {author, fan}
Nalo Hopkinson (1960-) {author}
Nancy Jane Moore (dob unknown) {author}
Naomi Mitchison (1897-1999)
Neile Graham (1958-) {author, poet}
Nina Kiriki Hoffman (1955-) {author}

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006)

P.C. Hogell (1951-) {author}
P.L. Travers (1899-1996)
Pamela Sargent (1948-) {author/editor}
Pamela Zoline (1941-)
Pat Cadigan (1953-) {author/editor}
Patrice Murphy [Pat Murphy] (1955-) {author}
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (1946-)
Patricia McKillip (1948-) {author}
Patricia Rice [Jamie Quaid] (dob unknown) {author}
Patricia Russo (dob unknown) {author}
Patricia C. Wrede (1953-)
Pauline Hopkins (1859-1930) {author}
Pauline Whitby [Pauline Ashwell/Paul Ashwell] (1928-) {author}
Peggy Rae Sapienza (1944-2015) {fan, conrunner}

Rachel Pollack (1945-) {author}
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (dob unknown) {author}
Roquia Sakhawat Hussain (1880-1932)
Ros de Lanerolle (1932-1993) {editor at The Women’s Press}
Rose Kaplan (dob unknown) {editor}
Rosel George Brown (1926-1967) {author}
Rosemary Sutcliff (1920 – 1992)

Sally A. Syrjala (1948-2010) {fan}
Sandra Miesel (1941-) {critic, fan}
Sarah Zettel (1966-) {author}
Shahrnush Parsipur (1946-) {author}
Sharon Lee (1952-) {author}
Sharon Moore (dob unknown) {editor}
Shawna McCarthy (1964-)
Sheila Gilbert (1949-)
Sheila Gilluly (dob unknown) {author}
Sheila Williams (1956-) {editor}
Sherri S. Tepper (1929-)
Sherwood Smith (1951-)
Sonya Dorman (1924-2005) {author, port}
Stephanie Dowrick (dob unknown) {co-owner The Women’s Press}
Storm Constantine (1956-) {author, publisher}
Susan Cooper (1935 – )
Susan Shwarz (1949-)
Suzette Haden Elgin (1936-2015)
Suzy McKee Charnas (1939-)
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978)

Tamora Pierce (1954-) {author}
Tanith Lee (1947-) {author}
Tatayana Tolstaya (1951-)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden (1956-) {editor}
Terri Windling (1958-) {editor, author}

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-)

Virginia Kidd (1921-2003) {agent, editor, author}
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-) {author}

Zenna Henderson (1917-1983)


Have some names to add? Please leave them in the comments. Thank you!

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