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Publishers and Venues for Publication

Editor's Note: This listing is only in its infancy. I invite publishers to submit information about their policies regarding feminist and/or les/bi/gay sf/f/utopian literature; and writers to send in info about their experiences with particular publishers. I don't think there is a press specifically dedicated to feminist sf/f yet, but there was discussion about it at the latest WisCon. So maybe someday! -- LQ

Science Fiction / Fantasy Presses | Mainstream Presses | Feminist Presses | Lesbian (bi/gay) Presses
Anthologies & Anthology Series | Literary Zines and Journals
Other Presses
Indexes to Publishers


Science Fiction / Fantasy Presses

SF presses in general publish feminist work of all sorts. (This is not to say, of course, they won't also occasionally publish work that is clearly NOT feminist, or even anti-feminist.)

Julia West maintains a wonderful listing of SF Markets that any writer should definitely check out.

Circlet Press
Erotic SF; often queer. Cecilia Tan is the founder, move & shaker.

Meisha Merlin.
A small press; publishes a lot of queer and queer-friendly sf.
http://www.meishamerlin.com/
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/MeishaMerlin/

Obelesk Books / Triangle Titles
Obelesk Books/Triangle Titles, POB 1118, Elkton, MD,21922-1118
email: obelesk@netgsi.com

S G Johnson, Publisher; Gary Bowen, Editor; Jeff Haas, Art Director

"To be put on our emailing list for GLs, updates, and other info, send subscription request to obelesk@netgsi.com."

"Obelesk Books/Triangle Titles was founded in 1993 to publish imaginative fiction for intelligent adults. We have published over twelve science fiction, fantasy, and horror chapbooks to good reviews. Obelesk/Triangle takes a multicultural approach, looking for strong women characters, minorities, differently abled characters, and LGBT characters."

As of 2001, they are out of business or at least on hold.

Tor
Tor Books (Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.), 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Tor has been publishing a remarkable amount of feminist science fiction lately, including Suzy McKee Charnas, Melissa Scott, Jane Yolen, James Tiptree, Jr., and the Women at War anthology. -- lq

White Wolf Publishing
White Wolf Publishing, 780 Park North Boulevard, Suite 100, Clarkston, GA 30021
White Wolf Publishing seems to be publishing selected works of high quality. -- LQ

Mainstream Presses

Mainstream presses, such as Harper Collins, will often publish works by authors who write realistic fiction (such as Margaret Atwood or Marge Piercy) or who are otherwise well-respected (such as Ursula Le Guin). HarperCollins publishes Le Guin -- 'nuff said.


Feminist Presses

Many feminist presses seem to have an imprint for speculative or utopian fiction.

Cleis Press.

The Crossing Press
The Crossing Press, Freedom, California, 95019.

The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 311 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128.

This is the feminist press. It reissues a lot of of "lost" feminist science fiction, often with an informative essay. From their blurb: "The Feminist Press at The City University of New York offers alternatives in education and in literature. Founded in 1970, this nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and publishing organization works to eliminate stereotypes in books and schools and to provide literature with a broad vision of human potential. The publishing program includes reprints of important works by women, feminist biographies of women, multicultural anthologies, a cross-cultural memoir series, and nonsexist children's books. Curricular materials, bibliographies, directories, and a quarterly journal provide information and support for students and teachers of women's studies. Through publications and projects, The Feminist Press contributes to the rediscovery of the history of women and the emergence of a more humane society."

Sybylla Feminist Press
Australia.
phone (03) 9650 2217; fax (03) 9650 4175

"[A] small, independent publisher ... [with] co-operative structure, skill-sharing and feminist principles."

The Women's Press
The Women's Press Ltd, 34 Great Sutton Street, London ECIV 0DX

"The Women's Press science fiction series features new titles by contemporary writers and reprints of classic works by well known authors. Our aim is to publish science fiction by women and about women; to present exciting and provocative feminis timages of the future that will offer an alternative vision of science and technology, and challenge male domination of the science fiction tradition itself. We hope that the series will encourage more women both to read and to write science fiction, and give the traditional science fiction readership a new and stimulating perspective." (from their blurb)


Lesbian (Bi/Gay) Presses

AlyCat Books
(an imprint of Alyson Publications, 40 Plympton St., Boston, MA 02118).

"Alyson Publications publishes a wide variety of books with gay and lesbian themes."

Obelesk Books / Triangle Titles
Obelesk Books/Triangle Titles, POB 1118, Elkton, MD,21922-1118
email: obelesk@netgsi.com

S G Johnson, Publisher; Gary Bowen, Editor; Jeff Haas, Art Director

"To be put on our emailing list for GLs, updates, and other info, send subscription request to obelesk@netgsi.com"

"Obelesk Books/Triangle Titles was founded in 1993 to publish imaginative fiction for intelligent adults. We have published over twelve science fiction, fantasy, and horror chapbooks to good reviews. Obelesk/Triangle takes a multicultural approach, looking for strong women characters, minorities, differently abled characters, and LGBT characters."


Anthologies and Anthology Series

There are several anthology series that seem to be currently published that focus on women and therefore seem particularly open to stories with feminist themes.

For a complete list of anthologies, see the anthologies page at http://www.feministsf.org/femsf/anths/

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress
This series of anthologies is published by DAW (Donald Wollheim) (New York). Since Ms. Bradley's death, it's not clear if anybody else will be editing this series.

Susan Shwartz & Martin Greenberg's Sisters in Fantasy
Shwartz & Greenberg have edited two volumes of a Sisters in Fantasy anthology for Roc (Penguin, New York).

Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch & Martin Greenberg's Enchantresses
Massie-Ferch & Greenberg have edited two volumes of works on "Enchantresses" for DAW (Donald Wollheim) (New York).

Literary Zines and Journals

Asimov's
Asimov's has published such writers as Suzy McKee Charnas, Suzette Haden Elgin, and other notable feminist science fiction writers.

The Daughters of Nyx
Magazine of goddess stories, mythmaking & fairy tales. Editor & publisher, Kim Antieau.
372 Lakeshore Dr., Skamania WA 98648
Biannual. Circ. 2000.
Web Page of Zines includes info on Daughters of Nyx

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine
MZB is noteable for attention to women and feminist writers (although she does not call herself a feminist).

Strange Horizons
Publishing speculative fiction, poetry, art and nonfiction since September 2000.
http://www.strangehorizons.com

Terra Incognita: A New Generation of Science Fiction
This is not an explicitly feminist journal - the theme is "earth-based sf" - but they have published a number of strong feminist writers and include lots of feminist sf links in their web pages - so they're pretty welcoming.

Other Presses

Just don't know much about these yet.

The Overlook Press.

Indexes to Publishers

 


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