American Female Publishers

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 1 Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

 2 Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17, 2001

 3 Alison Tyler

Alison Tyler
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA

Alison Tyler is the pen name of an American writer, editor, and publisher. The publisher of erotica, Tyler is credited with writing over 20 explicit novels. She has also edited over 60 erotic anthologies and is credited with founding her own publishing company called Pretty Things Press. Her work, which focuses on erotic themes, has been translated into many languages.

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 4 Caresse Crosby

Caresse Crosby
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Famous As: Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist, Journalist
Birthdate: April 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 26, 1970

 5 Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 5, 1893

The first North American Black woman to publish a newspaper, USA-born Mary Ann Shadd was the founder of the Canadian newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Concurrently serving as its anonymous editor and contributor, she also became one of the first women to pursue journalism in Canada. She was also one of the first Black women to earn a degree in law.

 6 G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Comics writer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey

 7 Charlotta Spears Bass

Charlotta Spears Bass
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Famous As: Editor and activist
Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969
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 8 Frances Lear

Frances Lear
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

 9 Sylvia Beach

Sylvia Beach
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Famous As: Bookseller
Birthdate: March 14, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 5, 1962

 10 Lynn Varley

Lynn Varley
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 11 Dorothy Schiff

Dorothy Schiff
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 1989

 12 Cissy Patterson

Cissy Patterson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 24, 1948

 13 Katarina Van Derham

Katarina Van Derham
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slovakia

 14 Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
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Famous As: American publisher
Birthdate: August 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1924

 15 Ruth Hanna McCormick

Ruth Hanna McCormick
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 31, 1944

 16 Jayne Cortez

Jayne Cortez
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Died: December 28, 2012

 17 Alicia Patterson

Alicia Patterson
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Famous As: Journalist and publisher
Birthdate: October 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: July 2, 1963

 18 Clara Shortridge Foltz

Clara Shortridge Foltz
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 2, 1934

 19 Carolyn Kizer

Carolyn Kizer
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: October 9, 2014

 20 Hazel Brannon Smith

Hazel Brannon Smith
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 1994

 21 Lila Bell Acheson

Lila Bell Acheson
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: December 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virden, Canada
Died: May 8, 1984

 22 Jane Swisshelm

Jane Swisshelm
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 6, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1884

 23 Freda Kirchwey

Freda Kirchwey
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 1976

 24 Anne Catherine Hoof Green

Anne Catherine Hoof Green
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Netherlands
Died: March 23, 1775

 25 Laura de Force Gordon

Laura de Force Gordon
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 17, 1838
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North East, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 5, 1907

 26 Mary Katherine Goddard

Mary Katherine Goddard
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: June 16, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12, 1816

 27 Virginia Kirkus

Virginia Kirkus
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Famous As: Critic
Birthdate: December 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 10, 1980

 28 Pearl Rivers

Pearl Rivers
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Died: February 15, 1896

 29 Sally Reston

Sally Reston
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1911 AD
Birthplace: Sycamore, Illinois, United States
Died: September 20, 2001

 30 Margaret Knox McElderry

Margaret Knox McElderry
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: June 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 14, 2011