199 #womenwritefantasy

This is now 199+ #womenwritefantasy

EDITED TO ADD MORE LINKS:

Elspeth Cooper has a hellacious list of her own with her post Women Writing Fantasy.

Via Courtney's comment below, another site with a list is Fantasy Book Cafe's giant crowd-sourced list of recommended SFF books by women.

@BrokenFiction reminded me of this wonderful spreadsheet put together by the folks at Reddit FantasyWomen in Fantasy (with recommendations for series and books).

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Yesterday, I asked people to list female fantasy authors in the comments, and you did! Oh, boy did you list them.

Jeff Plotnikoff very graciously took all of those comments and entered the names into a spreadsheet for us. I'm sure we're still missing some great women who write fantasy, but just in case anyone ever needs a quick list to pull from, here are 199 names they can use as a starting point.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who commented and listed their favorite authors!

If we've missed someone, add them in the comments.

P.S.: if anyone notices any misspellings, please note them in the comments or via my contact page and I'll correct them.

199+ Women Write Fantasy (alphabetical by first name)

For the record: This list now includes over 235 names. I know there are more and more and more that we are missing. Unfortunately, I don't have time to keep updating the list, but I hope you will visit the sites that I've listed above for even more names. Please, whenever you're writing about fantasy, or recommending authors to your friends, include some of these fine authors alongside your favorite male authors. As Janny Wurts pointed out to me: the best way to see equality is not to see lists of women or men, but to see BOTH men and women authors listed side by each in both blog posts and recommendations.

However, if you haven't had the opportunity to sample some of these authors and their fiction, I heartedly invite to do so. There is something for everyone.

AC Crispin ; AC Voss ; Alaya Dawn Johnson ; Amanda Downum ; Andre Norton ; Andrea Hairston ; Angela Carter ; Anna Bradley ; Anne Bishop ; Anne Lyle ; Anne McCaffery ; Anne Rice ; April Taylor

Barbara Friend Ish ; Barbara Hambly ; Beth Bernobich ; Beth Cato ; Betsy Dornbusch ; Betty Cross

C.T. Adams ; Carol Berg ; Carole Nelson Douglas ; Caroline Stevermer ; Carolyn Crane ; Carrie Cuinn ; Carrie Vaughn ; Catherine Asaro ; Catherine Cooke ; Catherine Webb/Kate Griffin (Claire North) ; Catherynne M. Valente ; Cathy Clamp ; CE Murphy ; Charlaine Harris ; Charlie N. Holmberg ; Chelsea Quinn-Yarbro ; Cherie Priest ; Chloe Neill ; Cindy Pon ; CJ Cherryh ; CL Moore ; Cornelia Funke ; Courtney Schafer ; CS Friedman

Damien A. Walters ; Dawn Kurtagich ; Debra Doyle ; Diana Paxson ; Diana Rowland ; Diana Wynne Jones ; Diane Duane ; Doranna Durgin ; Doris Egan/Jane Emerson

E. Catherine Tobler ; EJ Swift ; Ekaterina Sedia ; Elaine Cunningham ; Elizabeth A. Lynn ; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough ; Elizabeth Bear ; Elizabeth Hand ; Elizabeth Haydon ; Elizabeth Knox ; Elizabeth Lynn ; Elizabeth Moon ; Elizabeth Willey ; Elizabeth Wein ; Ellen Kushner ; Elspeth Cooper ; Emily Carroll ; Emily Gee ; Emma Bull ; Erica Hayes ; Erin Hoffman ; Esther Friesner ; Evie Manieri

Francis Knight ; Felicia Dale ; Freya Robertson

Gail Carriger ; Genevieve Valentine ; Gill Alderman ; Glenda Larke

Heather Brewer ; Heather Gladney ; Heather Tomlinson ; Helen Lowe ; Helen Oyeyemi ; Holly Black, ; Holly Lisle

Ilona Andrews

J. Kathleen Cheney ; J.V. Jones ; Jacey Bedford ; Jackie Kessler ; Jacqueline Carey ; Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett ; Jaime Lee Moyar ; Jane Lindskold ; Jane Yolen ; Janet Berliner ; Janine Spendlove ; Janny Wurts ; Jaye Wells ; Jenna Black ; Jennifer Estep ; Jennifer Robinson ; Jenny Jones ; Jeri Smith-Ready ; Jess Haines ; JK Rowling ; JL Murray ; Jo Clayton ; Jo Walton ; Joan D. Vinge ; Joanne Harris ; Josepha Sherman ; Joyce Ballou Gregorian ; JR Ward ; Jude Fisher ; Judith Tarr ; Julie Czernada ; Julie Hutchings ; Julie Kenner ; Juliet Marillier ; Juliet McKenna

Kage Baker ; Kaitlin R. Kiernan ; Karen Marie Moning ; Karen Miller ; Kameron Hurley ; Kari Sperring ; Karin Lowachee ; Karen Fowler ; Kate Elliott/Alis Rasmussen ; Kate Jonez ; Katherine Kerr ; Katherine Kurtz ; Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch ; Kathleen Sky ; Katie MacAlister ; Kelley Armstrong ; Kelley Grant ; Keri Arthur ; Kiera Cass ; Kresley Cole ; Kristin Cashore ; Kristine Kathryn Rusch ; KT Davies ; KV Johansen ; Kylie Chan

Lain Hearn ; Laini Taylor ; Larissa Lai ; Larissa Lone ; Laura Anne Gilman ; Laura Bickle ; Laura Liddell Nolan ; Laurell K. Hamilton ; Lauren Beukes ; Liane Merciel ; Lilith Saintcrow ; Lindsay Barraclough ; Lisa Goldstein ; Lisa Mannetti ; Lisa Sheradin ; Lisa Tuttle ; Lish McBride ; Liz Williams ; Lois McMaster Bujold ; Lori Handeland ; Lorna Freeman ; Louise Cooper ; Lynn Abbey ; Lynn Flewelling ; Lynn Kurland

Madeleine L'Engle ; Maggie Stiefvater ; Marcia Bennett ; Margaret Weis ; Margo Lanagan ; Maria Snyder ; Marina Warner ; Marion Zimmer Bradley ; Marta Randall ; Martha Wells ; Mary Doria Russell ; Mary Gentle ; MaryJanice Davidson ; Mary Robinette Kowal ; Mary Stewart ; Mary Victoria ; Megan Lindholm/Robin Hobb ; Megan Whelna Turner ; Melanie Rawn ; Melissa Scott ; Mercedes Lackey ; Meredith Ann Pierce ; Michaela Roessner ; Michelle Sagara ; Mickey Zucker Reichert ; Midori Snyder ; Mishell Baker ; ML Brennan ; Morgan Llywelyn

Nalini Singh ; Nalo Hopkinson ; Nancy Asire ; Nancy Springer ; Naomi Novik ; NK Jemisin ; Nnedi Okorafor

Pamela Dean ; Pat Murphy ; Patricia Briggs ; Patricia C. Wrede ; Patricia Geary ; Patricia McKillip ; Paula Volsky/Paula Brandon ; PC Hodgell ; Phyllis Ann Karr

RA MacAvoy ; Rachel Aaron ; Rachel Caine ; Rachel Hartman ; Rae Carson ; Richelle Mead ; Roberta Trahan ; Robin D. Owens ; Robin McKinley ; Rosemary Kirstein ; Rowena Cory Daniels

Sabrina Vourvoulias ; Sarah Ash ; Sarah Beth Durst ; Sarah Hoyt ; Sarah Monette/Katherine Addison ;  Sarah Pinborough
Sarah Remy ; Sharon Shinn ; Sheri S. Tepper ; Sherwood Smith ; Silvia Moreno-Garcia ; Sofia Samatar ; Stacia Kane ; Steph Swainston ; Stina Leicht ; Storm Constantine ; Susan Cooper ; Susan Shwartz ; Susanna Clarke ; Suzanne Johnson ; Suzanne Palmieri ; Suzette Haden Elgin

T. Frohock ; Tamora Pierce ; Tanith Lee ; Tanya Huff ; Tara Harper ; Teresa Edgerton ; Terri Windling ; TL Morganfield ; Tove Jansson ; Trudi Canavan

Ursula K. LeGuin

Veronica Roth ; Vicki Ann Heydron ; Viola Carr ; Violette Malan ; Vonda McIntyre

Wen Spencer

Yangtze Choo ; Ysabeau S. Wilce ; Zoe Marriott ; Zohra Greenhalgh