• Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Poetry

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry. Strange Nests by Jessica McHugh …the secret of dying arrived scrawny. it’s growing stronger & fatter though & whispers, “go mad.” Beyond ancient gates, among thorny overgrowth and carnivorous blooms, a raven called Death waits tirelessly for its chance to roost within us. Using scraps of love, remorse, anger, and pain, it weaves. With erasure, memory, and discovery, it binds. And from the garden of wounds that grows within our broken hearts, it builds Strange Nests. In the follow-up to her Bram Stoker and Elgin Award nominated collection, A Complex…

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    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Sister Glitter Blood” by Gwendoyln Kiste “Sister Glitter Blood” by Gwendoyln Kiste appeared in Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror edited by Aric Sundquist | Published August 2nd 2021 by Dark Peninsula Press | Goodreads | Dark Peninsula Press Congratulations to Gwendoyln Kiste and the 2021 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “A Cold Grip,” Christi Nogle (Boneyard Soup)“The Sharps,” Sonora Taylor (Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories)“Eating Bitterness,” Hannah Yang (The Dark Issue 74)“Syringe,” Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever)“First Harvest,” April Yates (Blood & Bone: An Anthology…

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    LOHF Award for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novella. Goddess of Filth by V. Castro “Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.” One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror…

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    LOHF Award for Best Middle Grade

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Middle Grade. The Collectors by Lorien Lawrence The Ladies in White want you to join their family—forever. . . After defeating the Oldies, Quinn and Mike thought that things would settle down on Goodie Lane. But then new neighbors move in. Maybe it’s because they all work at the interior design firm, but Abigail, Eleanor, Jade, Brea, and Cami seem to always be together, dressed in only white. After everything that happened last summer, Quinn’s a bit wary of the Ladies in White, but her friend Lex is thrilled that someone…

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    LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis For fans of Us and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes a witchy story full of black girl magic as one girl’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future. Katrell doesn’t mind talking to the dead; she just wishes it made more money. Clients pay her to talk to their deceased loved ones, but it isn’t enough to support her unemployed mother and Mom’s deadbeat boyfriend-of-the-week. Things get…

  • Reading Recommendations

    2021 Readers’ Choice

    It’s time for the Readers’ Choice results. We decided to implement this for the first time in order to give the wider horror community the opportunity to highlight their favorite read published in 2021 by an LOHF author. As this was our first try, we kept it very simple and asked for only ONE vote; an impossible task, we know. To our delight, the responses were varied and wonderful. This, however, means that we decided to highlight more than just one.  The top 10 Readers’ Choice (in alphabetical order):  “Become a Flute, Become a Spy Glass, Become a Knife” by Elou Carroll; Grimm & Dread: a Crow’s Twist on Classic Tales…

  • Guest Post,  Interviews

    Teresa Visits the 1st Ever Ghoulish Festival!

    Ghoulish Festival 2022 by Teresa Ardrey When Max Booth III announced his idea to do a festival dedicated to the love of all things horror, I was interested and excited. I hadn’t been to a convention since 2019 and Ghoulish was the first one that I thought might be worth trying to venture out into the public after being in lock down for so long. I still struggled with going, though. It would be the first trip I have made that didn’t involve being at a friend’s or family member’s house. But, then the list of special guests, vendors, and panelists was announced and I knew it was going to be…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    Shelf Edition: TC Parker

    We are thrilled to welcome writer TC Parker to the June 2022 Shelf Edition! Where I Buy Books My reading tends to be a mix of physical titles I buy online, Kindle copies I can read on my phone when I’m waiting for my kids to fall asleep… and books I pick up second-hand at charity shops and stores I happen to walk past. The latter choices especially tend to be quite eclectic; I’m reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo at the moment, and I’m pretty sure I’d never have picked it up, had I not seen it in my local branch of Age UK… Recent Favourite LOHF Titles…

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    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing authors and their outstanding works of horror fiction. We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees: Nominees LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult The Dead and the Dark, Courtney GouldWhite Smoke, Tiffany D JacksonBad Witch Burning, Jessica LewisOur Last Echoes, Kate Alice MarshallGirl in the Walls, Katy Michelle Quinn LOHF Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade The Dollhouse, Charis CotterThe Collectors, Lorien LawrenceGhost Girl, Ally MalinenkoCece Rios and the Desert of Souls, Kaela RiveraRoot Magic, Eden Royce…

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    New Release

    June New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month here and on our Bookshop.org page. You can also check out the releases for the whole year here. If you buy books through our Bookshop.org links below or from our page, we get a percentage of the sale, which helps our volunteer team continue our efforts to promote LOHF! Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to our lists! The Wasp Child by Rhiannon Rasmussen Kesh is afraid-of his classmates, his abilities, and his prospects for the future. Born…