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    LOHF Award for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Debut. The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the…

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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…

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    LOHF Award for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Debut. The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival. When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Debut

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Debut. The nominees are: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingThe Luminous Dead, Caitlin StarlingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read He’s run away from home. That’s what they say every time one of Charley Winslow’s friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It’s just a tall tale. That’s what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall,…