Elinor Busby made history as the first woman Hugo winner when Cry of the Nameless, which she co-edited, topped the Best Fanzine category in 1960.
- Cry of the Nameless ed. by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett Toskey and Wally Weber
I’ve corrected my obituary for Pat Lupoff to reflect that she was second, as co-editor of the Best Amateur Magazine winner in 1963. (The category title varied as the rules changed in the early years of the Hugo.)
- Xero ed. by Richard A. Lupoff and Pat Lupoff
Evidently this wasn’t the first time I’ve made this mistake either – see the note at the end of “Dark Carnival, a Science Fiction Landmark” from 2013.
Four women won fan Hugos – all in the Best Fanzine / Amateur Magazine category – before a woman won in any other category.
The third woman to win was Juanita Coulson, in 1965, co-editor of the fanzine Yandro.
- Yandro ed. by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson
The fourth woman was Felice Rolfe, in 1967, co-editor of the fanzine Niekas.
- Niekas ed. by Edmund R. Meskys and Felice Rolfe
The first woman to win a Hugo in a fiction category was Anne McCaffrey, whose Weyr Search tied with Philip Jose Farmer’s Riders of the Purple Wage for Best Novella in 1968.