The Top 255 Lesfic Writers – Huh?

On June 12th I published a blog post, The Top 153 Lesfic Writers Alive (and Still Writing) Today. The post went viral with thousands of views over a few days (and it’s still getting a handful a day). Authors and readers took a look at it and chimed in about it with their thanks, praise, questions and, most importantly, their additions. There were lots of additions. They still come in almost every day via comments on the post, via Facebook, via email…you name it. I appreciate all of it.

I said the list was a living document chronicling authors who write lesbian themed fiction when I created it and I meant that. Today, after moving 6 authors from the ‘Up and Coming’ list to the main list and after adding some more writers after a list search at the Lesbian Authors Guild site (Thanks Becky!), it now stands at 255 authors and still counting.

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I’d caution anyone reading it that it’s not a perfect list. It’s just alphabetical with the best link available in each author’s case to find more information about the author’s books. If she has a working website (because 98% of them are female or identify as such), that’s the link I supplied. If she does not, I used the link to her Goodreads profile. I’m well aware that Goodreads is owned by Amazon and that not every author puts her books on Amazon but, frankly, Goodreads (eventually) catalogs books, including eBooks, across all major retailers and provides a page for each author where you can find all of their work under a given name or a pen name all in one place.

Allow me to digress for a minute:

If you’re an author with published works in any format, whether you self published them, went through a small press or publisher or you were traditionally published, and you haven’t claimed your Goodreads profile, you need to stop what you’re doing, do yourself a favor and do it now. Spend 10-15 minutes sprucing it up. This isn’t me endorsing Goodreads. This is me helping you to help READERS find you

Back on track now…

I haven’t dug through each publisher’s site. There’s just too much duplication out there since authors move from publisher to publisher. Further, the list isn’t broken out by genre. That would be a major undertaking just to research each author and then to determine each category her works fit in. I planned to give it a go but then I decided I need to keep working on my own writing instead. Anyone else want to try and knock that out?

Finally, it doesn’t include poets or non-fiction authors who don’t also write fiction in non-poetic form also. There are thousands of women’s studies and LGBT studies authors out there including a couple of acquaintances of mine who are not on this list. It’s a list based on lesfic novelists.

Please check out the list – go and pick a few authors and give their books a look. If you read and like a book, please leave a review at the site where you got it (Amazon, iBooks, GooglePlay, etc). Authors live off the kindness of their fans (because lesfic doesn’t pay enough for most of us to live off it!). Seriously, check out some authors. You’ll be glad you did!

P.S.: If you’re a lesfic author and you aren’t on this list, comment here with your name and website or Goodreads link, or on the original post or send me the info in an email using the contact link at the top of the page. I’ll get you added within a day or two.

P.P.S.: Please share the list with all your lesfic reading friends! The more exposure these authors get, the better!

 

 

 

 

 

About Anne Hagan

I'm an East Central Ohio based government employee by day and a fiction author by night. I specialize in mystery fiction featuring lesbian sleuths and cozy fiction featuring women sleuths. I also dabble in romance especially romantic lesfic. I live with my wife and our dogs in a tiny town that’s even smaller than the Morelville of my first fiction series and we wouldn't have it any other way. My wife grew up here and she has always called this little village home. Though it’s an ultra-conservative rural community, we're surrounded here by family, longtime friends and many other wonderful people with open hearts and minds. My wife and I are the co-owners of a commercial haunted house: Hagan's House of Horrors. Much as my dream has always been to write fiction, hers has been to create it through the medium of horror. We went full commercial in 2015. Watch us as we grow!
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13 Responses to The Top 255 Lesfic Writers – Huh?

  1. Allison Mugnier says:

    I am still following along as you add authors. It’s a very useful list, and thank you for doing this!

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    • Anne Hagan says:

      You’re very welcome. It’s basic but I’m glad it’s useful. Please let me know if, in your travels through it, you stumble across a link that no longer works or that leads somewhere other than where it’s supposed to. I’d really appreciate it.

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  2. This is really cool! Are you considering adding lesbian comic authors? wink wink 🙂

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    • Anne Hagan says:

      There are a few comic authors I’m familiar with and I know there are several more. That may be fodder for another post. I did include a couple with graphic novels but no others. I didn’t include the poets in the original list either unless they’d done novels as well. Those are two areas with definite followings that don’t necessarily appeal to your average novel reader. They deserve individual treatment to show them off more and pique the interest of new readers.

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      • Great! Looking forward to both!

        If I may, I would like to humbly submit my work for your consideration. Should you think it’s worth making the cut to your comic list, I’d be delighted for it to be included. If not, that is absolutely fine, too.

        I’m an indie comic lesbian author/artist. My current main story is called The Green-Eyed Sniper and you may read it here:

        https://infectedbloodcomics.com/category/comics/the-green-eyed-sniper-a-short-story/?order=asc

        It’s a sci-fi, drama and romantic story with some humor and only lesbian characters. The art style is Western and B&W. Ultimately, it’s about secrets we keep from ourselves and each other and our inability to break free from such habit until we are forced to face the truth and its consequences. I’ve been working on it for about a year. My comic updates every Monday on my website and other mirrors like Tapastic and Webtoons. It will start being published on an online magazine called StArtFaire in August.

        Regardless of your opinion and/or inclusion/exclusion of my comic in your post, thank you for having a look! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me at infectedbloodcomics@gmail.com

        Cheers and keep up the great work! It’s wonderful and necessary to have quality lesbian author lists like yours!

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  3. I was just thrilled to be included! Thanks….

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  4. Jen Silver says:

    Thank you, Anne – a lot of hard work has gone into this and is appreciated. I will check up on my Goodreads profile today, too. Thanks for the tip.

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    • Anne Hagan says:

      You’re welcome. As for Goodreads profiles; yours at least has your photo and a brief bio. So many of the authors I found with no website also had nothing on Goodreads. Many of those authors were published by lesbian/LGBT presses like Bella, Yiva, etc. They had pages on the publisher site but only the books with that publisher showed. If you’re not doing a basic website or a more involved blog and site, Goodreads is the only place where you can show all your books.

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  5. This is so cool! Thank you for all your hard work!

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  6. Pat Adams-Wright says:

    Thanks for the addition. Much appreciated. 😀

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  7. Annie Ellis. says:

    I have 20 more for your list. Will email if you want.

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    • Anne Hagan says:

      Please send them along if you have website or Goodreads links for me to find their work and quickly link to them. I’m in the middle of a major writing project myself right now and vetting 20 more authors would take a couple of hours.

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