• Profile: Annie Neugebauer

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by. You’re probably here because you found me through writerly venues, but I’m also a wife, mom, cat mom, dancer, and self-professed craftologist. At social gatherings, I’m the one awkwardly pretending not to be awkward. As far as the writing goes, I specialize in horror, literary fiction, poetry, gothic, and speculative fiction. I’m a two-time Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author. I have work appearing in more than a hundred publications, including magazines such as Apex, Black Static, and Cemetery Dance, as well as anthologies such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volumes 3, 4, and 5 and #1 Amazon bestsellers Killing It Softly and Fire. My stories “Hide” and “So Sings the Siren” are honorable mentions…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    Guest Post: Women in Horror by Annie Neugebauer

    I’ve written for Women in Horror Month more times than I can keep track of anymore, and I’ve still scarcely scratched the surface. How could I, when women are such an expansive group—when horror is such a wide-ranging genre? I talk about feminism, history, and contemporary badasses I adore. I talk about books and movies and shows worth seeking out. I talk about my own experiences being both lifted up and quietly pushed to the side. How, then, have I never actually talked about women in horror as its own titular topic? Seems simple enough. So, what do I have to say about women in horror? I mined the depths…

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    LOHF Awards

    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…

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    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees and Honorable Mentions

    Over the past two weeks, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions: Nominees Best Collection Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichLittle Paranoias, Sonora TaylorOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeChoking Back the Devil, Donna LynchThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M.…

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    LOHF Award Honorable Mentions in Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team read a lot of fantastic short fiction throughout 2019, and we wanted to give honorable mentions to the top 9. We are pleased to present the 2019 Honorable Mentions in Short Fiction! ‘Till Death Do Us Part, Peggy Christie (Dark Doorways)A Song for Wounded Mouths, Kristi DeMeester (PseudoPod 641: Artemis Rising 5)Jack-O-Lantern, Gabrielle Faust (#ScaryStories)Sun Dogs, Laura Mauro (Sing Your Sadness Deep)What Throat, Annie Neugebauer (PseudoPod 640: Artemis Rising 5)Butterflies, Samanta Schweblin (Mouthful of Birds)The Woman Next Door, Ha Seong-nan (Flowers of Mold)Quadrapocalypse, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias)Weary Bones, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias) ‘Till Death Do Us Part appeared in Peggy Christie’s collection Dark Doorways…

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    Monthly Recap

    February 2020: Monthly Recap

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Women in Horror Month and Black History Month. Thank you so much to V. Castro, Kathleen Kaufman, Jennifer Barnes, Annie Neugebauer, Jessica Guess, and R.J. Joseph for joining us this month with some amazing guest posts. Be sure to check those out below! And thank you to Stephanie M. Wytovich for sharing her shelves with us this month. Be sure to check out all of our reviews and features from February! Reviews What We’re Reading #37 What We’re Reading #38 What We’re Reading #39 What We’re Reading #40 News and Announcements February 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Women In Horror Month

    It is Women in Horror Month!!!

    February is one of our favorite months. It is still cold and the days are short. But our favorite reason is that it is Women in Horror month!! It is a month to celebrate women who are making amazing horror content. This includes movies, TV shows, books, and art. The LOHF has a lot of content planned for the month from AMAZING women authors and articles written to highlight the achievements that women have contributed to the horror community. Never heard of Women in Horror Month (WIHM) keep reading! What is WIHM? Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative focused on encouraging supporters to learn about and showcase…

  • Profile: Carina Bissett

    Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and interstitial art. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Hath No Fury, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Mythic Delirium, NonBinary Review, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V and VI. She teaches online workshops at The Storied Imaginarium and she is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at Stonecoast. Her work has been nominated for several awards including the Pushcart Prize and the Sundress Publications Best of the Net. She was also the first recipient of the Annual LOHF Writers Grant. Links to her work…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Episode 1 Transcript

    Unless otherwise stated the narrator is Toni [Intro Music] Hi and welcome to the very first episode of the Ladies of horror fiction bi-weekly podcast. My name is Toni and I blog at The Misadventures of a Reader. Today’s episode is going to be a little bit different. As this is the inaugural episode of the LOHF podcast I am going to talk about what the ladies of horror fiction is and our aims for the wider horror community. Basically, what we can do to help woman authors, publishers and women horror reviewers. There is a quote from Bela Lugosi that I believe encapsulates women’s place in horror “It is…

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    Book Reviews

    Haunted Are These Houses edited by Eddie Generous & Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi Review

    Haunted are These Houses explores the gothic sub-genre through poetry and fiction: from castle and lighthouses to suburbia to laundromats. It features 22 poems and 12 short stories sure to rattle bones and send shadows dancing about the walls.. Emily’s Review “A man is a fool to try to account for shadows.” – Mary Wilkins Freeman Haunted Are These Houses is an anthology of 32 gothic poems and short stories edited by Eddie Generous & Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi. I had read some of these authors before, but a lot of them were new to me. I was introduced to writers I would love to check out more from, such as…