Throughout history, there have been many women short story writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female short story writers such as P. L. Travers, Joyce Carol Oates, Doris Lessing, Louisa May Alcott, Jhumpa Lahiri.The women short story writers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress
P L TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian
Writer & Journalist

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator
Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield
14 October 1888, New Zealander
 

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist
Deborah EisenbergDeborah Eisenberg
20 November 1945, American
Writer

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author
Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871, Italian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Tabitha KingTabitha King
24 March 1949, American
Writer

Anne PerryAnne Perry
28 October 1938, British
Writer
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Janet FrameJanet Frame
28 August 1924, New Zealander
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story

Yūko TsushimaYūko Tsushima
30 March 1947, Japanese
Writer, Novelist, Short story writer, Literary

Caroline GordonCaroline Gordon
06 October 1895, American
Novelist, Short story writer, Critic