American Female Publishers

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Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)
Martha Stewart
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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.

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Katharine Graham
(American Newspaper Publisher and Heiress Who Led 'The Washington Post' (1963 - 1991))
Katharine Graham
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Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 17, 2001

The daughter of American publisher and financier Eugene Meyer, Katharine Graham later carried forward her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post. While the newspaper was initially handed over to her husband, Philip Graham, by her father, she took over as the owner, following Philip’s suicide. She later penned a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir.

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Alison Tyler
(Author, Editor and Publisher of Contemporary Erotica)
Alison Tyler
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

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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Caresse Crosby
(Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist, Journalist)
Caresse Crosby
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Birthdate: April 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 26, 1970
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Mary Ann Shadd
(American-Canadian Activist, Journalist, Publisher and the First Black Woman Publisher in North America)
Mary Ann Shadd
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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.

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Frances Lear
(American Activist, Writer, Editor, and Magazine Publisher)
Frances Lear
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

Frances Lear was an American activist, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. She is best remembered as an activist for the civil rights, women's movement, and mental health. She is also remembered for founding Lear's, a monthly women's magazine targeting women over 50. In 1989, Frances Lear was named Advertising Age Editor of the Year.

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Sylvia Beach
(Bookseller)
Sylvia Beach
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Birthdate: March 14, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 5, 1962
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G. Willow Wilson
(Journalist, Writer, Comics writer, Science fiction writer)
G. Willow Wilson
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Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey
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Charlotta Spears Bass
(Editor and activist)
Charlotta Spears Bass
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Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969
Lynn Varley
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Dorothy Schiff
(Businesswoman)
Dorothy Schiff
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Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 1989
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Cissy Patterson
(Journalist)
Cissy Patterson
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Birthdate: November 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 24, 1948
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Katarina Van Derham
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Birthdate: December 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slovakia
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Jayne Cortez
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Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Died: December 28, 2012
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Ruth Hanna McCormick
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Birthdate: March 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 31, 1944
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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
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Birthdate: August 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1924
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Alicia Patterson
(Journalist and publisher)
Alicia Patterson
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Birthdate: October 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: July 2, 1963
Clara Shortridge Foltz
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Birthdate: July 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 2, 1934
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Hazel Brannon Smith
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Birthdate: February 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 1994
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Carolyn Kizer
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Birthdate: December 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
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Lila Bell Acheson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virden, Canada
Died: May 8, 1984
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Jane Swisshelm
(Journalist)
Jane Swisshelm
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Birthdate: December 6, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1884
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Mary Katherine Goddard
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Birthdate: June 16, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12, 1816
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Freda Kirchwey
(Journalist)
Freda Kirchwey
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Birthdate: September 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 1976
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Anne Catherine Hoof Green
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Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Netherlands
Died: March 23, 1775
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Laura de Force Gordon
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Birthdate: August 17, 1838
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North East, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 5, 1907
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Virginia Kirkus
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Birthdate: December 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 10, 1980
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Pearl Rivers
(Journalist)
Pearl Rivers
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Birthdate: March 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Died: February 15, 1896
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Sally Reston
(Journalist)
Sally Reston
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Birthdate: 1911 AD
Birthplace: Sycamore, Illinois, United States
Died: September 20, 2001
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Margaret Knox McElderry
(Editor)
Margaret Knox McElderry
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Birthdate: June 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 14, 2011