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    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…

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    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…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Young Adult. The nominees are: Blood Countess, Lana PopovićCategory Five, Ann Dávila CardinalDeathless Divide, Justina IrelandHarrow Lake, Kat EllisHorrid, Katrina Leno 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…

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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…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Poetry Collection. The nominees are: Burials, Jessica Drake-ThomasA Collection of Dreamscapes, Christina SngA Complex Accident of Life, Jessica McHughCradleland of Parasites, Sara TantlingerInto the Forest and All the Way Through, Cynthia Pelayo Burials by Jessica Drake-Thomas What is buried can return. Those who are dead can still speak. A witch can be burned, but not silenced. When the abattoir is opened, the dead will rise. Burials is the narrative of those whose voices have been taken away-murdered women, witches, ghosts. It’s about speaking one’s truth, and using magic to heal…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Novella. The nominees are: The Bell Chime, Mona KabbaniBeneath A Bethel, April-Jane RowanCirque Berserk, Jessica GuessCrossroads, Laurel HightowerThe Invention of Ghosts, Gwendolyn KisteThe Worm and His Kings, Hailey Piper The Bell Chime by Mona Kabbani “Can you hear the bell chime?” A girl suffering from paralyzing night terrors finds a missing poster hanging from the door of her apartment building. On that poster is a photograph of a frighteningly familiar face. It’s her. Only, she’s never seen this photo before and something about its grin scares her. How its eyes…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novel

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Novel. The nominees are: Betty, Tiffany McDanielThe Hollow Places, T. KingfisherMexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-GarciaSaltblood, T.C. ParkerThe Sun Down Motel, Simone St. JamesTender is the Flesh, Agustina Bazterrica Betty by Tiffany McDaniel A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl discovers stark truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life. “A girl comes of age against the knife.” So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade. The nominees are: Crater Lake, Jennifer KillickGhost Squad, Claribel A. OrtegaThe Girl and the Ghost, Hanna AlkafHide and Seeker, Daka HermonThe Stitchers, Lorien LawrenceThirteens, Kate Alice Marshall Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach? Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre? But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Graphic Novel

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Graphic Novel. The nominees are: Devil Within, Stephanie Phillips, art by Mann HouseDracula, Motherf**ker, Alex de Campi, art by Erica HendersonThe Low Low Woods, Carmen Maria Machado, art by Dani Monstress, Vol. 5, Marjorie M. Liu, art by Sana Takeda Devil Within by Stephanie Phillips, art by Mann House Paranormal entities. Demonic possessions. Or is it madness? When newly engaged Michelle and Samantha move into an old house, Michelle starts experiencing disturbing events… rogue reflections in mirrors, strange apparitions, and an eerie voice only she can hear. Samantha doesn’t believe…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Debut. The nominees are: Beneath the Rising, Premee MohamedCatherine House, Elisabeth ThomasFairest Flesh, K.P. KulskiLakewood, Megan GiddingsThe Return, Rachel HarrisonThe Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed A coming-of-age story about two kids in the middle of a war of eldritch horrors from outside spacetime… Nick Prasad and Joanna “Johnny” Chambers have been friends since childhood. She’s rich, white, and a genius; he’s poor, brown, and secretly in love with her. But when Johnny invents a clean reactor that could eliminate fossil fuels and change…