Got this from Ian Sales who took it from Nicholas Whyte, who got it from James Nicoll. Note that it is a list of women who started their careers in the 1970s hence no Russ for example. And yes I was surprised at some of the names here dating back that far.
Italicize the authors you’ve heard of before reading this list of authors, bold the ones you’ve read at least one work by, underline the ones of whose work you own at least one example of.
Lynn Abbey read short fiction in various places but not a whole book
Suzy McKee Charnas
C. J. Cherryh
Candas Jane Dorsey
Diana Wynne Jones
Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb) (read both)
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Ardath Mayhar read short fiction in various places but not a whole book
Patricia A. McKillip
Sam Nicholson (AKA Shirley Nikolaisen)
Rachel Pollack read short fiction in various places but not a whole book
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Sydney J. Van Scyoc
Note I own and have read pretty much everything by Mary Gentle, Leigh Kennedy, Gwyneth Jones and Pat Murphy, I know I’m behind on Butler but I’m working on it.