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Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (-1673)
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1600
  • Wroth, Mary, Lady, ca. 1586-ca. 1640
    • The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania. Written by the right honorable the Lady Mary Wroath. London: John Marriott and John Grismand, 1621.
  • Weamys, Anna, b. ca. 1630
    • A Continuation of Sir Phillip Sidney's Arcadia Written by a young Gentlewoman, Mris A. W. London: William Bentley, 1651.
  • Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674
    • "The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth, the Author cares not in what World it is established" in The Worlds Olio Written By the Right Honorable, the Lady Margaret Newcastle. London: Printed for J. Martin and J. Allestrye, 1655.
    • The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World Written By the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princesse the Duchess of Newcastle. London: Printed by A. Maxwell, 1668.
  • Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
1700

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
From a painting by Samuel John Stump, circa 1820.
1800
1870
  • Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927
    • A Page of American History. Constitution of the United States of the World. As a speech in 1870; Printed as A Constitution for the United States of the World Proposed by Victoria C. Woodhull New York: Woodhull, Claflin & Co., 1872.
  • Cridge, Annie Denton (1825-1875)
  • Broughton, Rhoda, 1840-1920
    • "Behold, It Was a Dream" first published in The Temple Bar, November 1872; reprinted in Tales for Christmas Eve (1872); Re-issued as Twilight stories (1879).
  • Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
    • "Transcendental Wild Oats" in The Independent, December 18, 1873.
  • Thomas, Bertha
  • Howland, Marie Stevens, 1836-1921
    • Papa's Own Girl: A Novel. New York: John P. Jewett, 1874. vt. The Familistere: A Novel Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1918.
  • McLandburgh, Florence
  • Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904
  • Drane, Augusta Theodosia, 1823-1894
    • "The New Utopia" serialized in The Irish Monthly, beginning Feb. 1877, pp. 160-. Published as New Utopia London: Catholic Truth Society, 1898.
  • Douglas, Amanda Minnie, 1832-1916
  • Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910
    • Handfasted. Submitted to the Sydney Mail in 1879 but not published until edited, with a preface and afterword by Helen Thomson, Australia: Penguin Books, Ringwood, 1984.
    • A Week in the Future. serialized in The Centennial Magazine: An Australian Monthly. December 1888 (Vol. 1 No. 5) to July 1889.
1880
  • Lane, Mary E. Bradley
    • "Mizora: A Prophecy: A Mss. Found Among the Private Papers of Princess Vera Zarovitch: Being a True and Faithful Account of her Journey to the Interior of the Earth, with a Careful Description of the Country and its Inhabitants, their Customs, Manners, and Government." serialized in the Cincinnati Commercial 1880-1881; Published as Mizora: A Prophecy. New York, G. W. Dillingham, 1890.
  • Wood, J., Mrs. [aka Butler, William Mill, b. 1857]
    • Pantaletta: A Romance of Hesheland. New York: American News Co., 1882.
  • Dugdale, Henrietta Augusta (Harriet)
  • Cabell, Polly [aka Cabell, Mary Hopkins]
    • "A Trip to the Moon" in Electra; A Belles Lettres Monthly for Young People, February 1884.
  • Longley, Mary T. (Mary Theresa), 1853-1928
  • Kendall, May (1861 - ca. 1943) and Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
    • "That Very Mab" by May Kendall and Andrew Lang. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1885.

Marie Corelli, 1855-1924
    

Lady Florence Dixie (1857-1905)
Image from National Portrait Gallery
1890
  • Bevington, L. S. (Louisa Sarah), 1845-1895
    • Common-Sense Country by L.S. Bevington. London: Printed and Published by James Tochatti, "Liberty" Press, 1890.
  • Curtis, Pauline Carsten
  • Dixie, Florence, Lady, 1857-1905
  • Pittock, M. A. Weeks, Mrs.
    • The God of Civilization: A Romance. Chicago: Eureka Publishing Co., 1890.
  • Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920
    • "Three Dreams in a Desert" in Dreams. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890.
  • Stone, Margaret M. Barbour (Margaret Manson Barbour), b. 1841
    • One of "Berrian's" Novels by Mrs. C. H. Stone. New York: Welch, Fracker Company, 1890.
  • Bartlett, Alice Elinor Bowen (1848-1920)
    • A new aristocracy by "Birch Arnold," author of "Until the daybreak." New York: Bartlett, 1891.
  • Brodhead, Eva Wilder, 1870-1915
      Diana's Livery by Eva Wilder McGlasson. New York: Harper, 1891.
  • Fitch, Anna M. (Anna Mariska) and Fitch, Thomas, 1838-1923
  • Freeman, Ruth Ellis
    • "Tales of a Great-Grandmother" in New Nation. 1:458-60, 505-7, 569-77, 1891.
  • Skorpios, Antares [pseud. variously attributed to Barlow, Jane, 1857?-1917 and to her father Barlow, James William, 1826-1913]
  • Yourell, Agnes Bond
    • A Manless World. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1891.
  • Birkmaier, Elizabeth G.
  • Blake, Lillie Devereux, 1833-1913
  • Farningham, Marianne, 1834-1909 [Mary Ann Hearn]
  • Hatch, Mary R. P. (Mary R. Platt), 1848-1935
    • The Missing Man. Serialized in the Portland Maine Transcript. Print edition: Boston: Lee and Shepard, c1892.
  • Moore, M. Louise
    • Al-Modad; or Life Scenes beyond the Polar Circumflex. A Religio-Scientific Solution of the Problems of Present and Future Life. By an Untrammeled Free-Thinker. Shell Bank, Cameron Parish, La., M. L. Moore & M. Beauchamp, 1892.
  • Peattie, Elia Wilkinson, 1862-1935 and Tibbles, Thomas Henry, 1840-1928
  • Tincker, Mary Agnes, 1831-1907
    • San Salvador. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1892.
  • Bramston, M. (Mary)
    • "The Island of Progress" in The Wild Lass of Estmere, and other stories London: Seeley and Co., 1893. pp. 227-274.
  • Diehl, Alice M. (Alice Mangold), 1844-1912
  • Elmy, E. C. Wolstenholme (Elizabeth C. Wolstenholme) (1833-1918)
    • Woman Free by Ellis Ethelmer. Congleton: Woman's Emancipation Union, 1893.
  • Giles, Fayette Stratton [male author]
    • Shadows Before, or a Century Onward. New York: Humboldt Publishing Company, 1893/1894.
  • Goode, Helen Harper
    • "By Act of Parliament. 6 and 7 Edward 15th, Anno Domini 2041" in Belgravia Christmas Annual, 1893.
  • Jones, Alice Ilgenfritz, 1846-1905 and Merchant, Ella (1857-1916)
  • Winslow, Helen M. (Helen Maria), 1851-1938
  • Jones, Charlotte Rosalys
  • Knapp, Adeline, 1860-1909
  • Waisbrooker, Lois, 1826-1909
    • A Sex Revolution. Topeka, Kan., Independent Pub. Co., 1894.
  • Duchess, 1855?-1897 [Margaret Wolfe Hamilton Hungerford]
  • Finkelstein, Millie
  • Fuller, Alice W.
    • "A Wife Manufactured to Order" in The Arena [Boston], 13 (July 1895): 305-312.
  • Mears, Amelia Garland
  • Lease, Mary Elizabeth, 1853-1933
  • Sherwood, Margaret Pollock, 1864-1955
  • Von Swartwout, Janet
    • Heads: Or, The city of the gods; a narrative of Olombia in the wilderness. New York: Olombia Publishing Company, 1895.
  • Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915
    • Bijah's Surprises. 'Bijah's Surprises', serialized in the New Northwest, April 2, 1896-September 26, 1896. (revised 1914 as "Margaret Rudson, A Pioneer Story").
  • Glyn, Coralie
    • A Woman of Tomorrow: A Tale of the Twentieth Century. London: Women's Printing Society, 1896.
  • Graul, Rosa
  • Meade, L. T., 1854-1914 and Eustace, Robert [1854-1943]
    • "The Blue Laboratory" in Cassell's Family Magazine. Volume 23, May 1896-1897.
    • "The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings", short story, first published in The Strand Magazine. Oct. 1898.
    • The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings. London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1899.
    • "Where the Air Quivered" in The Strand Magazine, Dec. 1898.
    • The Sanctuary Club. London: Ward, Lock & Co., 1900.
    • The Sorceress of the Strand. First appeared in The Strand Magazine Volume XXIV ["Madame Sara," "The Blood Red Cross," "The Face of the Abbot"] Jul-Dec 1902; Volume XXV ["The Talk of the Town", "The Bloodstone," and "The Teeth of the Wolf"] January-June, 1903. Published as The Sorceress of the Strand London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1903.
  • Blodgett, Mabel Fuller, b. 1869
  • Orpen, Adela E. (Adela Elizabeth Richards)
  • Wait, Frona Eunice, 1859-1946
  • Eccles, Charlotte O'Conor
  • Kip, Katharine
  • Mentor, Lillian Francis
    • The Day of Resis. NY: Dillingham, 1897.
  • Coleridge, Christabel R. (Christabel Rose), 1843-1921
    • The Thought-Rope. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1898.
  • Forbush, Zebina [Frances H. Clarke]
  • Holmes, Clara H.
  • Parmele, Mary Platt, 1843-1911
    • "Ariel; or the Author's World" in Answered in the Negative. New York: Parmele & Chaffee, 1898.
  • Adolph, Anna
    • Arqtiq: A Story of the Marvels at the North Pole. Hanford, Calif.: privately printed, 1899.
  • Bellamy, Elizabeth
    • "Ely's Animated Housemaid" in The Black Cat (December 1899), pp. 14-23.
  • Dodd, Margaret
    • "Color of Heaven" (1899)
  • Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
  • Orcutt, H. E. (Harriet E.)
    • The Empire of the Invisibles by H. E. Orcutt. New York: The Metaphysical Pub. Co., 1899.
  • Roberts, Evelyn Harvey

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, 1859-1930
Image from the Pauline Hopkins Society Website
1900

Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
(1880 - 1932)
    
  • Hossein, Rokheya Shekhawat (ca. 1878-1932)
    • Sultana's Dream. Published in English in The Indian Ladies' Magazine, Madras, 1905.
  • Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924
    • The Story of the Amulet. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905.
    • "The Five Senses" in London Magazine, December 1909.
    • Dormant. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1911; vt. Rose Royal, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1912.
    • "The Pavilion" in The Strand Magazine, Volume 50, November 1915, pp. 562-572.
  • Prescott, Margaret Montague
    • "The Great Sleep Tanks" in The All-Story Magazine, January 1905.
  • Rogers, Bessie Story
  • Young, F. E. Mills (Florence Ethel Mills), b. 1875
    • The War of the Sexes. London: John Long, 1905.
  • Austin, Florence Edith
    • "A Missile from Mars" in The Monthly Story Magazine, (vt. The Monthly Story Blue Book), August 1906.
  • Bramson, Karen, 1875-1936
    • Dr. Morel. Originally published in Danish, Denmark: Kobenhavn, 1906; Translated into English by David Stanley Alder as The Case of Dr. Morel, London: A. M. Philpot, 1926; Published in English as Dr. Morel, New York: Greenberg Publishers, 1927; Published in English as Sins of a Paris Doctor, 1950.
  • Gale, Zona, 1874-1938
  • Hilton, Dorothy Adelaide
    • "The Professor's Mistake" in [British] Pearson's Magazine, April 1906.
  • Dougall, L. (Lily), 1858-1923
    • The Christ that is to be by the author of "Pro Christo et ecclesia". New York, The Macmillan company, 1907. vt. Christus Futurus London: Macmillan, 1907.
  • Murray, Kate
    • The Blue Star, A romance of to-day. London: Grant Richards. 1907.
  • Woods, Margaret L. (Margaret Louisa), b. 1856
  • Coleridge, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1861-1907
    • "The White Women" in Poems by Mary E. Coleridge. London: Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1908.
  • Martin, Nettie Parrish
    • A Pilgrim's Progress in Other Worlds; Recounting the Wonderful Adventures of Ulysum Storries and His Discovery of the Lost Star 'Eden'. Boston: Mayhew Publishing Company, 1908.
  • Rath, E. J. [joint pseud. of Brainerd, Edith Rathbone, d. 1922 and Brainerd, Chauncey Corey, 1874-1922]
    • The Sixth Speed. by Rath, E. J. New York: Moffat, Yard & Co., 1908.
  • Scrymsour Nichol, Catherine Agnes
    • The Mystery of the North Pole. London: Francis Griffiths, 1908.
  • Clyde, Irene [pseud. & transgender persona of Thomas Baty (1869-1954)]
    • Beatrice the Sixteenth, Being the Personal Narrative of Mary Hatherly, M.B., Explorer and Geographer. London: Bell, 1909.
  • Hamilton, Cicely Mary, 1872-1952
  • Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923
1910
  • Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934
    • Outland by Gordon Stairs. London: Murray, 1910; Outland by Mary Austin. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920.
  • Dewey, Katharine Fay
    • Star People. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910.
  • Hamilton, Cicely Mary, 1872-1952 and St. John, Christopher (Christopher Marie) [Christabel Marshall]
  • Biagi [Lottie F. Ambrose]
    • The Centaurians. by L. D. Biagi. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., 1911.
  • Butt, Beatrice May
    • The Laws of Leflo. London: John Ouseley, 1911.
  • Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
  • Minnett, Cora
    • The Day after To-morrow. London: F.V. White & Co., Ltd., 1911.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
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  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935
    • Moving the Mountain. serialized in Forerunner, Vol. II, 1911, pp. 21-; published New York: Charlton Co., 1911.
    • Herland. serialized in Forerunner, Vol VI., 1915. pp. 12-
    • With Her in Ourland . serialized in Forerunner, Vol. VII, 1916. pp. 6-.
    • "A Cabinet Meeting" in Impress, 5 Jan. 1895, pp. 4-5.
    • "The Beauty of the Block" [nonfiction] in the Independent 1904, Vol. 57 (14 July): pp. 67-72.
    • "A Woman's Utopia" in The Times Magazine, 1, Jan-Mar, 1907, pp. 215-220, 369-376, 498-504.
    • "Aunt Mary's Pie Plant" in The Woman's Home Companion, 1908, 6 (June), 14, pp. 48-49.
    • "A Garden of Babies" in Success, 1909, 12 (June), pp. 370-371, 410-411.
    • "What Diantha Did" first appeared in the Forerunner (November 1909-October 1910), reprinted as What Diantha Did New York: Charlton, 1910.
    • "Her Memories" in the Forerunner 1912, Vol. III (August), pp. 197-201.
    • "Maidstone Comfort" in the Forerunner 1912, Vol. III (September), pp. 225-229.
    • "A Strange Land" in Forerunner, Vol III., 1912. pp. 207-208.
    • "Bee Wise" in the Forerunner 1913 Vol. IV. (July), pp. 169-173.
    • "A Council of War" in the Forerunner 1913, Vol. IV. (August), pp. 197-201.
    • "Applepieville" in the Independent 1920, vol. 103 (25 September 1920), pp. 365, 393-95
  • Knowles, Mabel Winifred, 1875-1949
    • A Message from Mars by Lester Lurgan. London: Greening and Co., 1912.
  • Chester, Lillian and Chester, George Randolph, 1869-1924
    • The Ball of Fire by George Randolph Chester and Lillian Chester. New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1914.
  • Suttner, Bertha von, 1843-1914
  • Dehan, Richard, 1863-1932 [Clotide Inez Mary Graves]
  • Harrison, Eva
    • Wireless Messages from Other Worlds. London: J. N. Fowler, 1915.
  • Albertson, Augusta
    • Through gates of pearl ; a vision of the heaven-life. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1916.
  • Fisher, Mary Ann
    • Among the immortals, in the Land of Desire; a glimpse of the beyond. New York: The Shakespeare press, 1916.
  • Jones, Lillian B.
    • Five Generations Hence. Fort Worth, Texas: Dotson-Jones, 1916.
  • Shapiro, Anna Ratner
  • Wilson, Theodora Wilson, d. 1941
  • Snedeker, Caroline Dale, 1871-1956
  • Stevens, Francis [Gertrude Barrows Bennett] (1883-1948)
    • "The Nightmare" in All-Story Weekly, April 14, 1917. vt. Nightmare!
    • "Friend Island" in All-Story Weekly, Sept. 7, 1918.
    • "The Citadel of Fear" serialized in Argosy, Sept 12 - Oct 19, 1918.
    • "The Cerberus Heads" serialized in Street & Smith's The Thrill Book, 1919; vt. The Heads of Cerberus, Reading, Pa., Polaris Press, 1952.
    • "Claimed" in Argosy, 1920
    • "Sunfire" in Weird Tales, Part I: July/Aug 1923 (Volume 2, Issue 1); Part II: Sept./Oct. 1923 (Volume 2, Issue 2). [copyright renewed]: Copyright was renewed for the periodical Weird Tales for v1 #2-4, v2 #1-4 & v3 #1; it therefore applies to "Sunfire".
  • Brémont, Anna (Dunphy), comtesse de
    • The Black Opal. London: Jarrolds, 1918.
  • Macaulay, Rose, Dame
  • McManus, L. [variously listed as MacManus, L.]
    • "The Professor in Ireland", first serialised in the newspaper Sinn Fein, ??; The Professor in Ireland Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1918.
  • Bruère, Martha Bensley, 1879-1953
  • Chapin, Alice Earle
    • "When Dead Lips Speak" in The Thrill Book, 1 August 1919.
  • La Spina, Greye, b. 1880 [Fanny Greye Bragg]
    • "The Ultimate Ingredient" by Greye La Spina in The Thrill Book 15th Oct., 1919.
  • Tweedsmuir, Susan, b. 1882 and Buchan, John, 1875-1940 [as 'Harmonia' and 'Cadmus']
    • The Island of Sheep by 'Cadmus' and 'Harmonia'. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. [Note: later, a totally different book was published by John Buchan under the same title.]

Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948)
Image from California Writers Club
1920
  • Barclay, Florence L. (Florence Louisa), 1862-1921
  • Johnston, Mary, 1870-1936
  • Judson, Jeanne, 1890-
  • Conquest, Joan
  • Barnett, Ada
  • Griffiths, Isabel
    • Three Worlds. London: Arthur H. Stockwell, 1922.
  • Kayser, Martha Cabanné
    • The Aerial Flight to the Realm of Peace. St. Louis, Mo.: Lincoln Press and Publishing Co., c1922.
  • Kerruish, Jessie Douglas
    • The Undying Monster: A Tale of the Fifth Dimension. London: Heath Cranton Ltd., 1922.
  • Scrymsour, Ella M., b. 1888

Copyright status for works published before 1923:
Works published before 1923 are in the public domain in the United States, and may be freely reproduced online.

Copyright status for works published in 1923 or later:
Works published in 1923 or later may still be subject to copyright in the United States, depending on a variety of considerations. Works published from 1923 to 1963 had to be renewed in their 28th year to retain copyright past their initial 28-year term. However, works by non-American authors may have had their post-1922 copyrights restored by GATT, unless a work was published in the U.S.A. before or within a month of its first appearance elsewhere. GATT-restored works may still be copyrighted regardless of whether or not their copyrights were formally renewed in the United States. Works published in magazine form may have been copyrighted either as part of the magazine, or as independent works. Yes, it gets complicated. Where I've noted [copyright not renewed] it means that the work is in the public domain in the U.S.A.

  • Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948
    • Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton. New York: A. L. Burt Co., c1923. [copyright not renewed]
  • Doney, Nina Murnie, 1884-1958
    • My Life on Eight Planets, or A Glimpse of Other Worlds . Berkshire, New York: Doney & Cashill, 1923. [copyright not renewed]
  • Hunt, Laura Shellabarger
  • Thompson, H. Alfarata Chapman (Harriet Alfarata Chapman), d. 1922
    • Idealia, a Utopian Dream; or, Resthaven. Albany, N.Y.: B. Lyon, 1923. [copyright not renewed]
  • Perkins, Violet Lilian and Hood, Archer Leslie.
    • The Melody from Mars. By Lilian Leslie. [joint pseud.] New York: Authors' International Pub. Co., 1924. [copyright not renewed].
  • Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959
    • "Utopia Interpreted" in The Atlantic Monthly (1924) 134: 56-67, 216-224 [copyright not renewed].
  • Pettersen, Rena Oldfield,
    • Venus. Philadelphia : Dorrance & Company, 1924 [copyright renewed].
  • Chaney, Lenore.
    • "White Man's Madness" (January 1925) in Volume 5, Issue 1 Weird Tales [copyright renewed].
  • Dell, Berenice V.
    • The Silent Voice. Boston: Four Seas, 1925 [copyright renewed].
  • Harris, Clare Winger
    • "A Runaway World" in Weird Tales, July 1926 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Fate of the Poseidonia" in Amazing Stories, June 1927 [copyright not renewed].
    • "A Certain Soldier" in Weird Tales, November 1927 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Fifth Dimension" in Amazing Stories, December 1928 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Menace From Mars" in Amazing Stories, October 1928 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Miracle of the Lily" in Amazing Stories, April 1928, pp. 48-55 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Artificial Man" in Science Wonder Quarterly, Fall 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "A Baby on Neptune" with Miles J. Breuer, M.D. in Amazing Stories, December 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Diabolical Drug" in Amazing Stories, May 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Evolutionary Monstrosity" in Amazing Stories Quarterly, Winter 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Ape Cycle" in Science Wonder Quarterly, Spring 1930 [copyright not renewed].
    • Away from the Here and Now: Stories in Pseudo-Science. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1947.
  • Bower, B. M., 1874-1940
    • The Adam Chasers. Boston: Little, Brown, and company, 1927 [copyright renewed].
  • Crawford, Isabell C.
    • The Tapestry of Time. Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, 1927. [copyright not renewed]
  • Borden, Mary
    • Jehovah's Day. London: 1928 [copyright renewed].
  • Campbell, Alice, b. 1887
    • The Juggernaut. First appeared serially in Pall Mall Magazine, 1927-1928. Vt. Juggernaut Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928. [c. 1928 by Campbell, A. O.; copyright not renewed]
  • Gazella, E. V. [aka Gazella, Edith Virginia]
    • The Blessing of Azar, A Tale of Dreams and Truth. Boston: Christopher, 1928. [copyright not renewed]
  • Merriman, Effie Woodward, 1857-
    • Rejuvenated. Minneapolis, Minn., The Midwest Co., c1928 [c. 1928 by Mrs. James C. Fifield; copyright not renewed].
  • Comstock, Sarah
    • The Moon Is Made of Green Cheese. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & compan, Inc., 1929 [copyright renewed].
  • Crane, Nathalia
    • An Alien from Heaven. New York : Coward-McCann, 1929 [copyright renewed].
  • Ellis, Sophia Wenzel
  • Hansen, L. Taylor (Lucile Taylor)
    • "The Undersea Tube." in Amazing Stories, November 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "What the Sodium Lines Revealed." in Amazing Stories Quarterly, Winter 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The City on the Cloud." in Wonder Stories, October 1930 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Man from Space" in Amazing Stories, February, 1930 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Prince of Liars" in Amazing Stories, October 1930 [copyright not renewed].
  • Irving, Minna, d. 1940
  • Lorraine, Lilith, 1894-1967 [aka Wright, Mary Maud Dunn, 1894-1967]
    • The Brain of the Planet. New York: Stellar Publishing Corp., 1929. Editor Hugo Gernsback. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 5. [copyright not renewed].
    • "Into the 28th Century" in Science Wonder Quarterly, 1930, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 250-267, 276 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Jovian Jest" in Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930 [copyright not renewed].
    • Banners of Victory. Emory University, Atlanta [etc.]: Banner press, c1937 [copyright not renewed].
  • Roy, Lillian Elizabeth, 1868-1932
    • The Prince of Atlantis. New York: Educational Press, 1929 [copyright not renewed].
  • Stone, Leslie F. (Leslie Francis), 1905-1991
    • When the Sun Went Out. New York: Stellar Publishing Corp., 1929. Editor Hugo Gernsback; Frontis by Frank R. Paul. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 4. [copyright not renewed]
    • "Men With Wings" in Air Wonder Stories 1:58-87, July 1929 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Out of the Void." Serialized in Amazing Stories August 1929, Vol. 4, No. 5. [part 1 of 2] and September 1929, Vol. 4, No. 6. [part 2 of 2]; [copyright not renewed]. Expanded version published in 1967 as a stand-alone novel.
    • "Letter of the Twenty-fourth Century" in Amazing Stories, December 1929, Vol. 4, No. 9. [copyright not renewed].
    • "Women With Wings" in Air Wonder Stories 1:985-1003, May 1930. Sequel to "Men With Wings" [copyright not renewed].
    • "Through the Veil" in Amazing Stories 5:174-181, May 1930, Vol. 5, No. 2., pp. 174-180 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Across the Void" in Amazing Stories 5:6-27 + 142-86, April, 1931 [part 1 of 3]; Amazing Stories, May 1931 [part 2 of 3]; Amazing Stories, June 1931 [part 3 of 3]. Illustrated by H. W. Wesso. Sequel to Out of the Void. [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Conquest of Gola" in Wonder Stories, April 1931 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Hell Planet" in Wonder Stories, June 1932 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Man Who Fought a Fly" in Amazing Stories, October 1932, pp. 610-621 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Gulliver, 3000 A.D." in Wonder Stories, May 1933 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Rape of the Solar System" in Amazing Stories, December 1934 [copyright not renewed].
    • "When the Flame-Flowers Blossomed" in Weird Tales, November 1935. [copyright not renewed]. Reprinted in The Avon Science Fiction Reader No. 2, Edited by Donald A. Wollheim, New York: Avon Novels, Inc., 1951.
    • "Cosmic Joke" in Wonder Stories, January 1935 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Man With the Four Dimensional Eyes" in Wonder Stories, August 1935 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Fall of Mercury" in Amazing Stories, December 1935 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Human Pets of Mars" in Amazing Stories 10:83-120, October, 1936 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Great Ones" in Astounding Stories, July 1937 [copyright renewed]: Copyright was renewed for the periodical Astounding Stories for 1937; it therefore applies to "The Great Ones".
    • "Death Dallies Awhile" in Weird Tales, June 1938 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Gravity Off!" in Future Fiction, July 1940 [copyright not renewed].

Ellen Olney Kirk (1842-1928)
Image from Farmer, Lydia Hoyt. ed. The National Exposition Souvenir: What America Owes to Woman. Chicago: Charles Wells Moulton, 1893.
1930
  • Black, Pansy E. (Pansy Ellen), 1890-1957
    • The Valley of the Great Ray. New York: Stellar Publishing Co, 1930. Editor Hugo Gernsback. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 11. [copyright not renewed].
    • The Men from the Meteor. New York: Stellar Publishing Co, 1932. Editor Hugo Gernsback. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 13. [copyright not renewed].
  • Eberle, Merab, 1891-1959
    • "The Mordant" in Amazing Stories, March 1930, pp. 1181-1184.
    • The Thought Translator. New York: Stellar Publishing Co, 1930. Editor Hugo Gernsback. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 9. [copyright not renewed]. (Published with "The Creation" by Milton Mitchell.)
  • Long, Amelia Reynolds, 1904-1978
    • The Mechanical Man. New York: Stellar Publishing Co, 1930. Editor Hugo Gernsback. First edition in book form, published as "Science Fiction Series" No. 7. [copyright not renewed]. (Published with "The Thought Stealer" by Frank Bourne.)
    • "A Leak in the Fountain of Youth" by A. R. Long. in Astounding Stories, August 1936 [issue copyright renewed].
    • "Cosmic Fever" by A. R. Long. in Astounding Stories, February 1937 [issue copyright renewed].
    • "Reverse Phylogeny" in Astounding Stories, June 1937 [issue copyright renewed].
  • Ludwick, Kathleen.
  • Rice, Louise Guest and Tonjoroff-Roberts
  • Rupert, M. F.
  • Vassos, Ruth, 1893-
    • Ultimo: An Imaginative Narration of Life Under the Earth. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1930. Illustrated by Art Deco painter John Vassos [copyright renewed].
  • Kirk, Ellen Olney, 1842-1928
    • A Woman's Utopia, by a Daughter of Eve. London: Ernest Benn, 1931. Published posthumously [copyright not renewed].
  • Heald, Hazel, 1896-1961 [revision client of H. P. Lovecraft]
    • "The Man of Stone", in Wonder Stories, October 1932, Volume 4, No. 5, 440-45, 470 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Horror in the Museum", in Weird Tales, July 1933, 22, No. 1, 49-68 [issue copyright renewed].
    • "Winged Death", in Weird Tales, March 1934, 23, No. 3, 299-315 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Out of the Aeons", in Weird Tales, April 1935, 25, No. 4, 478-496 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Horror in the Burying-Ground", in Weird Tales, May 1937, 29, No. 5, 596-606 [copyright not renewed].
  • Moore, C. L. (Catherine Lucile), 1911- [C. L. Moore generally renewed her copyrights.]
    • "Shambleau" in Weird Tales, November 1933 [story copyright renewed].
    • "Julhi" in Weird Tales, March 1935. [story copyright renewed]
    • "Nymph of Darkness" with Forest Ackerman in Fantasy Magazine, April 1935 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Yvala" in Weird Tales, February 1936 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Lost Paradise" in Weird Tales, July 1936 [copyright not renewed].
    • "The Tree of Life" in Weird Tales, October 1936 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Quest of the Starstone" with Forest Ackerman in Weird Tales, November 1937 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Werewoman" with Harry Kuttner in Leaves #2, 1938 [copyright not renewed].
    • "Song in a Minor Key" in Scienti-Snap, February 1940 [copyright not renewed].
    • "No Woman Born" in Astounding Science Fiction, December 1944 [copyright renewed].
  • Cost, March, -1973 [aka Margaret Mackie Morrison]
    • A Man Named Luke. London: Collins, 1932; New York, A.A. Knopf, 1933 [copyright renewed].
    • The Dark Glass. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935 [copyright renewed].
    • The Dark Star. New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., 1939 [copyright not renewed].
    • The Bespoken Mile. London: Collins, 1950; New York: Vanguard Press 1959 [copyright renewed].

Texts are listed chronologically, with multiple works by the same author grouped together in order of appearance. I've tried to give publication information for the first appearance of each book, but may not have found both American and British editions. If you don't find something where you expect to see it, try searching for part of the title or the author's name.

Author names are listed in bold according to the Library of Congress' authority controlled form of the name, where one is available. Unauthorized forms, or additional information not in the authorized form, appear without boldface. Where the title page shows that a work appeared under a variant form or pseudonym, that original attribution follows the title: e.g. "A Vision of our Country in the Year 1900" by "Miss J. A. E." Where a work was co-written with a man, it is listed under the woman's name first, and the attribution following the title indicates the original publication order of the authors.

I have listed several works which often appear in bibliographies of women's works, but whose attribution to a women is questionable, using a grey font to distinguish them from the rest of the list, and indicating their probable authorship. I've also grey-fonted male co-authors, to make it easier to distinguish between actual male authors and women's pseudonyms.

I've concentrated on pre-1923 works which are no longer under copyright. In 1923 U.S. copyright renewal requirements take effect. Works by women become more frequent after 1923, but are also less likely to be in the public domain and available online due to copyright status. I've listed a few later works whose copyright was not renewed or for which it was possible to find an online edition. After 1923, I've made no effort to create a comprehensive list.

I would like to thank L.Timmel Duchamp for Science Fiction and Utopias by Women, 1818-1949: A Chronology, which inspired me to start this list. I found additional useful information in

Note that some of these authors may have included a broader range of utopian materials than I have chosen to include in this list.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom