• Profile: Red Lagoe

    Red Lagoe grew up on ’80s horror and carried her paranoia of slashers and sewer creatures into adulthood. She never investigates the noise outside and never enters the creepy house. This is how she survives and is able to write dark fiction. Red’s stories have appeared in Crystal Lake Publishing’s Shallow Waters Volumes 1 & 2, the Trembling with Fear: Year Two anthology, Owl Hollow Press’ Under the Full Moon’s Light anthology, and Z Publishing’s books America’s Emerging Horror Writers and Virginia’s Emerging Writers. Her viral apocalypse novel Fair Haven was released in 2017. Website | Twitter Featured Work Mythical creatures, inner demons, and fear are a few forms in…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: All That’s Fair, S.H. Cooper Also nominated: Bluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro Best Debut Winner: The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson Also nominated: Beneath the Rising, Premee MohamedCatherine House, Elisabeth ThomasFairest Flesh, K.P. KulskiLakewood, Megan GiddingsThe Return, Rachel Harrison Best Graphic Novel Winner: The Low, Low Woods, Carmen Maria Machado (art by Dani) Also nominated: Devil Within, Stephanie Phillips, art…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Collection. All That’s Fair by S.H. Cooper A maiden looking for love in all the wrong places. A mother in an endless search for missing children. A crone whose passing is marked by the tinkling of tiny bells. All That’s Fair is a collection of twenty-two short horror stories themed around women who are made up of anything but sugar, spice, and everything nice. Be they human, ghost, or something else entirely, one thing holds true for all: These are not the girls you’ll find (or want) next door. Published August…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees

    This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2020 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: Nominees Best Collection All That’s Fair, S.H. CooperBluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, Violet Castro Best Debut Beneath the Rising, Premee MohamedCatherine House, Elisabeth ThomasFairest Flesh, K.P. KulskiLakewood, Megan GiddingsThe Return, Rachel HarrisonThe Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson Best Graphic Novel Devil Within, Stephanie PhillipsDracula, Motherf**ker, Alex de Campi & Erica HendersonThe Low…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: All That’s Fair, S.H. CooperBluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro All That’s Fair by S.H. Cooper A maiden looking for love in all the wrong places. A mother in an endless search for missing children. A crone whose passing is marked by the tinkling of tiny bells. All That’s Fair is a collection of twenty-two short horror stories themed around women who are made up of anything but sugar, spice, and everything nice. Be they human,…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’re Reading #71

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We feature an anthology of ghoulish delights, a haunting tale about a woman trying to make sense of her past and a collection of dark little gems. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Graveyard Smash, Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2 Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations

    Guest Post: Dysfunctional Families in Horror Fiction by Nico Bell

    We’re thrilled to have Nico Bell join us today to share her picks featuring dysfunctional families in horror fiction! The holiday season is around the corner, and that means families will be gathering to celebrate and reconnect. For some, this is a joyous occasion, met with anticipation and delight. For others, this is a time filled with dread, anxiety, and a whole lot of Zantax. But before you write off your family as dysfunctional, take a look at these twisted relationships, and remember—it could always be worse. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage If you haven’t read Baby Teeth, now is the time! For fans of We Need to Talk About…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    November 2020: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated the theme of “Feast on the Family” throughout the month of November. A big thank you to Nico Bell for sharing a guest post on dysfunctional families! You can find her post below along with our Thanksgiving holiday book recommendation posts, review round ups, MG/YA spotlight, new releases list, and our December readalong selection! News and Announcements November 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. #LOHFMovieNightsThe Ladies of Horror Fiction hosted the following movie watch parties of horror movies starring and/or directed by…

  • The LOHF Directory: K-M

    Welcome to the Ladies of Horror Fiction Directory section K-M! We can’t promise it’s a comprehensive list (though we do promise we’re trying our hardest to make it so!), but if you are looking to read more female authors in horror fiction and don’t know where to start, this should give you a great jumping-off point. Listed (last, first) alphabetically. Click on the word “Website” to be taken to their personal websites if they have one or their Goodreads author page if they do not. As time goes, we will slowly be adding profiles on the site about each of the women. When that happens, their names will be clickable.…