• Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Horror Month
    Guest Post

    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…

  • 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…

  • 8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories
    Reading Recommendations

    8 Days of Halloween: Short Stories

    Short stories are kind of like potato chips, once you start you can’t stop. These bite sized stories come with a bite. Whether; it is an anthology or a collection the LOHF has you covered. Sing Your Sadness Deep – Laura Mauro Mouthful of Birds – Samanta Scweblin trans. by Megan McDowell Sleeping with the Monster – Anya Martin Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked – Christa Carmen Garden of Eldritch Delights – Lucy A Snyder Collision – JS Breukelaar The Samhanach and other Halloween Treats – Lisa Morton Dead Girls and Other Stories – Emily Geminder Everything That’s Underneath – Kristi DeMeester And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe – Gwendolyn…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Instagram Challenge,  LOHFReadathon

    One Year Anniversary! Readathon and Challenge

    We are celebrating our one year anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our quest to spotlight all of the amazing women who are writing and contributing to the horror genre. We love what we do here, and we look forward to many more years of celebrating the ladies of horror fiction. New Team Member We are constantly expanding our efforts here at the Ladies of Horror Fiction. As we head into year two, we are so excited to announce a new member to the LOHF team. Audra Audra is going to contribute articles to the Ladies of Horror Fiction website so…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Pride Recommendations

    Diversity in horror is extremely important. It allows stories from different walks of life to be told. This allows the genre to grow and evolve; allowing the genre to be more accessible to all fans. For readers and authors to see themselves reflected in the books they are reading is paramount. The Ladies of Horror Fiction put together a list of horror authors that are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Autumn Christian Girl Like a Bomb We are Wormwood Caitlin R. Kiernan The Red Tree The Drowning Girl Caitlin Starling The Luminous Dead Cassandra Khaw Rupert Wong Series Persons Non-Grata Series Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties Hailey…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    May 2019: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated the theme of motherhood as well as Latino Book Month throughout the month of May. Authors Violet Castro, Kristi DeMeester, R.J. Joseph, Ann Dávila Cardinal, and Gemma Amor shared amazing guest posts. Gloria McNeely shared her LOHF shelves with us as well! If you missed any of these posts during the month, be sure to check them out (and the rest of our daily posts from May) below! Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #2 What We’ve Been Reading #3 What We’ve Been Reading #4 What We’ve Been Reading #5 What We’ve Been Reading #6 Podcast Episodes Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    LOHF Shelf Edition: Cassie

    It’s time for another Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time we’re chatting with Cassie Daley, who has some of the most eye-catching shelves on social media. Cassie is a reviewer, blogger, Etsy artist, and also reps for A Stranger Dream and Abominable Book Box. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? I’m also always going to recommend this forever, but INTO THE DROWNING DEEP (and the prequel novella, ROLLING IN THE DEEP) by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) are two of my absolute favs of the last couple of years. I’m super into ocean related horror, and the mermaidesque creatures in these books are so creepy and…

  • Interviews,  Reading Recommendations,  Shelf Edition

    LOHF Shelf Edition: Mindi

    Happy Women in Horror Month! It’s time for another session of Ladies of Horror Fiction: Shelf Edition! This time Mindi Snyder (@gowsy33) is joining us to show off her LOHF books. Mindi is a reviewer, bookstagrammer, member of the Nightworms review team, and rep for A Stranger Dream and PS Publishing. Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books? Last year I discovered Gwendolyn Kiste, and I adore everything she writes! The Rust Maidens is one of my absolute favorite books of 2018. I also love Caroline Kepnes. Providence is another favorite 2018 release. And Christa Carmen’s collection Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked is fantastic. I’m really looking forward for more…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases

    2018 Horror Releases by Women

    December 2018 Releases Empty Graves | C L Raven | Dec. 1 | Ashes and Entropy | Ed. Robert S. Wilson | Dec. 11 | Kingdom of Needle and Bone | Mira Grant | Dec. 31 | November 2018 Missing Person | Sarah Lotz | Nov. 1 | Pariahs (Ilings #1) | Julie Benally | Nov. 1 | Sleeping with the Monster | Anya Martin | Nov. 3 | Brother Nash | Bridgit Connell | Nov. 6 | Trio of Terror – Supernatural Tales | Alyson Faye | Nov. 11 | City of Spells (Haunted Florida #3) | Gaby Triana | Nov. 16 | The Rust Maidens | Gwendolyn Kiste…

  • Podcast Episodes

    Episode 2: The History of Halloween and 2 Urban Legends featuring Women

    I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has listened to the LOHF podcast!!! The support that we have received from the horror community has been staggering and we really appreciate it. Episode 2 delves into Halloween – from its beginnings to present day. And if that’s not enough, join Toni as she discusses intriguing urban legends including weeping widows (like La llorona) and Resurrection Mary ( and other vanishing hitchhikers). Finally, a recap of her current reads and recent LOHF releases round out an episode you won’t want to miss. If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed in the show notes please…