She has specialized as a writer and anthologist in stories with female protagonists, and in feminist science fiction. She has also used the names Patrick Lean and Josiah Kerr and Paghat the Ratgirl.
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson. The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Present Era. New York: Paragon House, 1991; New York: Anchor Doubleday(pb), xiii, 290 pp1992.
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson & Jules Remedios Faye. Wisewomen & boggy-boos : a dictionary of lesbian fairy lore. Austin: Banned Books. ii, 105 pp1992.
- John Clute. “Salmonson, Jessica Amanda”. In John Clute and John Grant (ed) The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. London: Orbit. New York: St Martin’s Press. xvi, 1079 pp.1997.
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Violet Books. http://www.violetbooks.com/. The imprint is owned by Salmonson. The web site contains many essays by her, and many bibliographies, both of topics that interest her, and also of her own work.
- Jessica Amanda Salmonson. The Weird Wild Realm of Paghat the Ratgirl's Movie Reviews. http://www.weirdwildrealm.com.