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LOHF Award Nominees for Best Short Fiction

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Short Fiction.

The nominees are:

“Carreg Samson,” Catherine McCarthy (Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium)
“The Clockmaker,” Sonora Taylor (Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2)
“The Cucuy of Cancun,” V. Castro (Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror)
“The Curse of She, Part 6,” Hailey Piper (We Are Wolves)
“Heart Music,” Lee Murray (Grotesque Monster Stories)
“Holes,” R.A. Busby (Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2)
“A Key for Any Lock,” S.H. Cooper (We Are Wolves)
“Unkindly Girls,” Hailey Piper (Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror)


“Carreg Samson” by Catherine McCarthy appeared in Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium | Published July 13th 2020 by Keith Anthony Baird | Goodreads | Amazon

To learn more about Catherine McCarthy, visit Catherine McCarthy’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“The Clockmaker” by Sonora Taylor appeared in Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2, edited by Jill Girardi | Published July 20th 2020 by Kandisha Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about Sonora Taylor, visit Sonora Taylor’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“The Cucuy of Cancun” by V. Castro appeared in Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik | Published August 31st 2020 by Grindhouse Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about V. Castro, visit V. Castro profile in the LOHF Directory.


“The Curse of She, Part 6” by Hailey Piper appeared in We Are Wolves, edited by Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower, and Cynthia Pelayo | Published December 4th 2020 | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about Hailey Piper, visit Hailey Piper’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“Heart Music” by Lee Murray appeared in Grotesque Monster Stories by Lee Murray | Published June 2020 by Things in the Well | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about Lee Murray, visit Lee Murray’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“Holes” by R.A. Busby appeared in in Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2, edited by Jill Girardi | Published July 20th 2020 by Kandisha Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about R.A. Busby, visit R.A. Busby’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“A Key for Any Lock” by S.H. Cooper appeared in We Are Wolves, edited by Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower, and Cynthia Pelayo | Published December 4th 2020 | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about S.H. Cooper, visit S.H. Cooper’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


“Unkindly Girls” by Hailey Piper appeared in Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik | Published August 31st 2020 by Grindhouse Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon

To learn more about Hailey Piper, visit Hailey Piper’s profile in the LOHF Directory.


The Ladies of Horror Fiction Award winners will be announced later this month!

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