• LOHF Writers Grant
    LOHF Writers Grant

    2021 LOHF Writers Grant Recipients

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is honored to announce the recipients of the 3rd annual LOHF Writers Grant: Antonija MežnarićAriell CacciolaCaitlin MarceauCatherine LundoffChelsea DavisChristina SngEva RoslinJules GachsKatalina WattMarissa JamesNaching T. KassaNicole Givens KurtzStephanie M. WytovichSumiko SaulsonT.L. Bodine Many thanks go out to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Ben Walker, S.H. Cooper, Sonora Taylor, Cemetary Gates Media, T.C. Parker, Matt Brandenburg, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. We are so privileged to be teamed up with each of you!

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight August 2021

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in August as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee For fans of Wilder Girls and Ninth House comes a dark, twisty, atmospheric thriller about a boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past. Felicity Morrow is back at Dalloway School. Perched in the Catskill mountains, the centuries-old, ivy-covered campus was home until the tragic death of her girlfriend. Now, after a…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: The History Behind POISON PRIESTESS by Lana Popović

    In the late 1600s, noblemen and women at the glittering court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, began dropping like flies. Of course, court was always a dangerous place to be, with no end of intrigue, conspiracies, and relentless jostling for the King and Queen’s mercurial favor. The kind of snake pit where those who endured knew to watch their backs, even in the company of “friends.” But as the infamous affair of the poisons began sweeping through the aristocracy, so many influential players dropped dead—many of mysterious, gruesome symptoms, others seemingly out of the blue—that rumors ran wild. The court was rife with whispers of seances, divinations, the peddling…

  • Giveaways,  LOHFReadalong,  LOHFReadathon

    LOHF Three-Year Anniversary Celebration!

    Mark your calendars: we will be celebrating our three-year anniversary throughout the month of September. We hope you will join us for a two-week readathon, two LOHF group readalongs, and an anniversary giveaway. More details below! Readathon #LOHFReadathon Our #LOHFReadathon is September 1–15 and is cohosted by Alex The Bookubus (YouTube/Instagram). For this readathon we invite you to read LOHF books from your TBR or use it as an excuse to pick up some new releases! Share what you are reading across social media using the hashtag #LOHFReadathon. Group Read #LOHFReadalong We will have two group reads in September: Crossroads by Laurel Hightower and Betty by Tiffany McDaniel. The readalong…

  • LOHFReadalong

    Help us Choose Our September Readalongs

    Have you joined us on Goodreads yet? Each month we post a poll for our members to select the next month’s readalong. We will have TWO readalongs during our anniversary celebration in September. The poll for the September readalongs ends tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 07, 2021 11:59PM PDT) so be sure to head over and vote for the book you would like to read and discuss with us next month! Poll Help us choose our September 2021 Readalong! We’re doing two this month to celebrate our LOHF 3rd Anniversary. First and second place poll winners will be discussed throughout the month of September. Beneath A Bethel The Return The Invention of…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight July 2021

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in July as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters Lush and chilling, with razor-sharp edges and an iron core of hope, this bewitching, powerhouse novel of two girls fighting back against the violence the world visits on them will stun and enchant readers. Girls have been going missing in the woods… When Natasha’s sister disappears, Natasha desperately turns to Della, a local girl rumored to be a…

  • 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 Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. Blood Countess by Lana Popović In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Unkindly Girls,” Hailey Piper “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. Congratulations to Hailey Piper and the 2020 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “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.…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    LOHF Award for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry Collection. A Complex Accident of Life by Jessica McHugh “I am a vessel of dauntless courage and severe evil. My joy will endeavor, my rage possess.” Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jessica McHugh’s debut poetry collection, A Complex Accident of Life, combines visual art and text to create 52 pieces of Gothic blackout poetry exploring the intense passion, enigmatic nature, and transformative pleasure of life, viewed through the kaleidoscopic lens of a female horror artist. Published June 24th 2020 by Apokrupha | Goodreads | Amazon To learn more about Jessica…