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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Short Fiction. The nominees are: “Sister Glitter Blood,” Gwendoyln Kiste (Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror)“A Cold Grip,” Christi Nogle (Boneyard Soup)“The Sharps,” Sonora Taylor (Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories)“Eating Bitterness,” Hannah Yang (The Dark Issue 74)“Syringe,” Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever)“First Harvest,” April Yates (Blood & Bone: An Anthology of Body Horror by Women and Non-Binary Writers) “Sister Glitter Blood” by Gwendoyln Kiste appeared in Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror edited by Aric Sundquist | Published August 2nd 2021 by Dark Peninsula Press |…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Novella. The nominees are: Goddess of Filth, V. CastroTransmuted, Eve Harms& This Is How to Stay Alive, Shingai Njeri KagundaWaif, Samantha KolesnikSalvation Spring, T.C. Parker Goddess of Filth by V. Castro “Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.” One hot summer night,…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade. The nominees are: The Dollhouse, Charis CotterThe Collectors, Lorien LawrenceGhost Girl, Ally MalinenkoCece Rios and the Desert of Souls, Kaela RiveraRoot Magic, Eden Royce The Dollhouse by Charis Cotter A creepy, mysterious dollhouse takes center stage in this atmospheric middle-grade mystery for fans of Doll Bones and Small Spaces. Alice’s world is falling apart. Her parents are getting a divorce, and they’ve cancelled their yearly cottage trip — the one thing that gets Alice through the school year. Instead, Alice and her mom are heading to some small town where Alice’s…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Young Adult. The nominees are: The Dead and the Dark, Courtney GouldWhite Smoke, Tiffany D JacksonBad Witch Burning, Jessica LewisOur Last Echoes, Kate Alice MarshallGirl in the Walls, Katy Michelle Quinn The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould Courtney Gould’s thrilling debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places―and people―you didn’t expect. The Dark has been waiting for far too long, and it won’t stay hidden any longer.…

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    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…

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    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.…

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    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.…

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    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…

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    LOHF Award for Best Novella

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novella. 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 seem to follow her no matter where she finds herself in the room. Over a series of strange events to follow—events that will make her question whether her sanity…

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    LOHF Award for Best Novel

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Novel. Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans —though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick…