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    The LOHF Congratulates the Shirley Jackson Award Winners

    The Shirley Jackson awards highlight the years outstanding achievement in the genres of psychological suspense, horror and dark fiction. The nominees are judged by authors, editors, critics and academics. Novel: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Sarah Rose Etter Sarah Rose Etter is the author…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Young Adult. The nominees are: Five Midnights, Ann Dávila CardinalHouse of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. CraigRules for Vanishing, Kate Alice MarshallWilder Girls, Rory Power Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución. If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Novella. The nominees are: Dear Laura, Gemma AmorThe Ladderman, Angela ArcherThe Festering Ones, S.H. CooperHalloween Fiend, C.V. HuntTo Be Devoured, Sara Tantlinger Dear Laura by Gemma Amor Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal.So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo. Her quest for closure will push her to…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novel

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Novel. The nominees are: Bunny, Mona AwadNinth House, Leigh BardugoRiver of Souls, T.L. BodineThe Twisted Ones, T. KingfisherWithout Condition, Sonora Taylor Bunny by Mona Awad Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort–a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other “Bunny,” and seem to move and…

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    What We’re Reading #56

    Here’s a new batch of review link-ups of recent reads recommended by the Ladies of Horror Fiction! We hope you find your new favorite book ♥ Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly For the lucky among us, life is what you make of it, but for Dixie Wheeler, the theme music for her story was chosen by another long ago, on the day her father butchered her mother and brothers and then slashed a knife across his own throat. Only one-year-old Dixie was left alive, infamously known as Baby Blue for the song left playing in…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Poetry Collection. The nominees are: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeChoking Back the Devil, Donna LynchThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Mary Shelley Makes a Monster by Octavia Cade All our monsters are mirrors. And when Mary Shelley’s monster—built from her life rather than her pen, born out of biography instead of blood—outlives its mother, that monster goes looking for a substitute. But all the monster really knows of women is that women write, and so the search for a replacement takes it first to Katherine Mansfield, and then…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Debut. The nominees are: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read He’s run away from home. That’s what they say every time one of Charley Winslow’s friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It’s just a tall tale. That’s what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall,…

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    June 2020: Monthly Recap

    June was an exciting month here at Ladies of Horror Fiction. Not only did we get to announce our 2nd annual LOHF Writers Grant, but several donors joined in on the cause allowing us to create TEN grants this year! If you missed the announcement or any of the reviews and recommendations we posted last month, you can find those below. News and Announcements June Readalong: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin StarlingThe Ladies of Horror Fiction team kicked off our June readalong of The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling. June 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar A collection of twelve of J.S. Breukelaar’s darkest, finest stories with four new works, including the uncanny new novella “Ripples on a Blank Shore.” Introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. Relish the gothic strangeness of “Union Falls,” the alien horror of “Rogues Bay 3013,” the heartbreaking dystopia of “Glow,” the weird mythos of “Ava Rune,” and others. This collection from the author of American Monster and…

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    July 2020 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! The Midnight Lullaby by Cheryl Low Everybody has secrets… For years, Benedict Lyon has been living a lie. Not even his family knows the truth he’s been keeping from the world. Only Emmeline knows his secret—and she’s dead. …some are darker than others… When the matriarch of the Lyon family passes…