• Profile: Donna Lynch

    Donna Lynch is a novelist, poet, and musician currently living in Maryland. She is the co-founder along with her husband, artist and musician Steven Archer, of the industrial/ darkwave band Ego Likeness. Her first novel ‘Isabel Burning’ was published in 2008 by Raw Dog Screaming Press, and her other written works include the poetry collections ‘In My Mouth’ (2000) ‘Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures’ (2007), and ‘Daughters of Lilith’ (2010); a novella, ‘Driving Through the Desert’ (Thunderstorm Books 2012), as well as several short stories. ‘Isabel Burning’ will be republished in German through Voodoo Press (EU) in the winter of 2012, and her second novel, the prequel to ‘Isabel Burning’,…

  • Book Reviews

    Witches by Donna Lynch Review

    Steven Archer and Donna Lynch collaborate once again for a collection of illustrated poems and short stories about witches—some familiar and some secret; some based in history and lore, and some manifested directly from the minds of their creators. This 7″ by 10″, full-color art book includes more than 30 poems and paintings and is the sequel to Daughters of Lilith, their collaborative work released in 2010. Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books Emily, Toni and Tracy have read Witches, this is what they have to say! Emily’s Teaser Review It’s entertaining as a whole, and I loved that it was mainly focused on women. Click here to see…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    National Poetry Month Guest Post: Donna Lynch

    Beautiful Little Terrors:  Horror Poetry’s Place in the Genre  By Donna Lynch I’ve had the honor and good fortune to be nominated this year for a Bram Stoker Superior Achievement in Poetry Award for a collection titled WITCHES, beautifully illustrated and designed by my collaborator Steven Archer. The most common query, upon sharing the news, has been: There’s such a thing as horror poetry? I’m not surprised. In the “mainstream” world, it’s been a very long time since people gathered in parlors to entertain one another with these dark, lyrical gems—my younger years as a goth teen hanging with friends in graveyards notwithstanding. Once we’ve established that there is, indeed,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    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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    LOHF Award for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry Collection. Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch is an invocation, an ancient invitation that summons the darkness within and channels those lonely spirits looking for a host. It’s a collection that lives in the realm of ghosts and family curses, witchcraft and urban legends, and if you’re brave enough to peek behind the veil, the hauntings that permeate these pages will break seals and open doorways, cut throats and shatter mirrors. You see, these poems are small drownings, all those subtle suffocations…

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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.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
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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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
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    Guest Post: Burning Bright: How Women Poets Conquered Horror Poetry by Jennifer Barnes

    It’s been exciting to watch the discussion around Women in Horror Month expand over the years from why we need it, to how to support women in horror. It is now no longer possible to put out an all-male anthology or magazine without controversy, and we continue to see women horror writers publishing successfully.  One place where the success of women is most obvious to me is in horror poetry. As managing editor for Raw Dog Screaming press I have seen first-hand a sharply increased interest in horror poetry and it’s the female poets who are leading the charge. If you tally the winners of the Bram Stoker award for…

  • Stoker Awards

    Preliminary Stoker Ballots Are In!!!

    Awards season is upon us and the LOHF is really excited!! Just have a look at this list of amazing books by women that have made it to the preliminary round in the Stoker Awards. Superior Achievement in a Novel S.P. Miskowski – The Worst Is Yet To Come (Trepidatio Publishing) Lee Murray – Into the Ashes (Severed Press) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Gemma Amor – Dear Laura (Independently Published) Melissa Prusi and Steven Hopstaken – Stokers Wild (Flame Tree Press) Michelle Renee Lane – Invisible Chains (Haverhill House Publishing) Rachel Eve Moulton – Tinfoil Butterfly (MCD X FSG Originals) Sarah Read – The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Trepidatio…

  • 2019 LOHF Releases

    These are all of the new releases we discovered in 2019. January 2019 Haunting of Henderson Close, The | Catherine Cavendish | Jan. 10 Contrition | Deborah Sheldon | Jan. 15 Murder on the Sapphire Bay (Soul Seekers #6) | Alice J Black | Jan. 15 The Company of Death | Elise Hanson | Jan. 17 Anonyma | Farah Rose Smith | Jan. 24 Last Ones Left Alive | Sarah Davis-Goff | Jan. 24 February 2019 The Bone Weaver’s Orchard | Sarah Read| Feb. 1 Black Blade (Reaper Born #2) | H.G. Lynch | Feb. 3 More Deadly than the Male | Ed. Graeme Davis | Feb. 5 Suspicious Minds…