• Transawarenessweek

    Guest Post: The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper

    The Intimacy of Monsters By Hailey Piper I adore cosmic horror, but it isn’t what I usually write.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve penned a couple, but I’m happier leaving that scale of world-ending dread to P.L. McMillan and Caitlin Kiernan.  I don’t connect the entropic, inevitable death of all things in a fearful way.  Cosmic horror delights me. Personal horror gets under my skin.  The little, everyday injustices and horrors that are easy to miss.  They could be happening right next door.  And through those come the intimate monsters. Personal ones. When an intimate monster creeps into your life, sometimes you aren’t even aware of what you’ve met.  They might have been there all along.  And if…

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    Transawarenessweek

    Guest Post: The Inherent Power of Words to Describe Oneself by Alice Collins

    Diversity is one of the most important things in a genre. With diverse voices come diverse stories, in order for the genre to grow we need other voices to tell stories. That is the only way it can grow and expand into something more beautiful then it already is. The Inherent Power of Words to Describe Oneself By Alice Collins Words are a powerful thing. I’ve struggled with them a lot over the years. Especially with trying to find the right descriptors. There’s lots of continued learning involved, it’s a natural part of language evolving. It takes a while for a new word to catch on, and even longer to…

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    Guest Post: All Vampires are Gay, or: Why I Tried and Couldn’t Write a Proper Queer Horror History Essay By J. Danielle Dorn

    All Vampires are Gay, or: Why I Tried and Couldn’t Write a Proper Queer Horror History By J. Danielle Dorn Since I couldn’t find anything anyone else had written about the history of queer women in horror, I figured the old axiom about writing it myself would hold true for nonfiction same as it does for fiction. It doesn’t. And as a non-binary gynesexual person, I should have known better. Even when writing about queer horror, cisgendered white men are the majority of visibly queer authors, which in my opinion makes it even more crucial that we as readers seek out and celebrate authors who identify as queer and female.…

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    Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper

    Join Toni as she explores the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper. Charlotte Perkins Gilman      Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born Charlotte Anna Perkins on the third of July 1860 in Hartford, CT.  When Charlotte was a young child her father Fredric Beecher Perkins abandoned his family leaving her mother (Mary Perkins), older brother (Thomas Adie Perkins) and Charlottes in what would be considered genteel poverty. Charlotte’s mother moved Charlotte and Thomas between their father’s relations, who included; suffragette Isabella Beecher Hooker, abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe and educationalist Catherine Beecher. Charlotte’s mother had been deeply affected by the abandonment of her husband; she instructed her…

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    Guest Post

    National Poetry Month Guest Post: Donna Lynch

    Beautiful Little Terrors:  Horror Poetry’s Place in the Genre  By Donna Lynch I’ve had the honor and good fortune to be nominated this year for a Bram Stoker Superior Achievement in Poetry Award for a collection titled WITCHES, beautifully illustrated and designed by my collaborator Steven Archer. The most common query, upon sharing the news, has been: There’s such a thing as horror poetry? I’m not surprised. In the “mainstream” world, it’s been a very long time since people gathered in parlors to entertain one another with these dark, lyrical gems—my younger years as a goth teen hanging with friends in graveyards notwithstanding. Once we’ve established that there is, indeed,…

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    National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month

      April is National Poetry Month. In the last few years the ladies have been killing the horror poetry scene. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the LOHF have a series of guest posts from some of the modern ladies of prose. April 4th – Donna Lynch author of Witches April 11th – Cina Pelayo author of Poems of My Night April 18th – Sara Tantalinger author of The Devil’s Dreamland April 25th – Christina Sng author of A Collection of Nightmares A large amount of poetry was written during the Victorian era. The poems were not all hearts and flowers but some poetry dealt with a topic which most…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    April 2019 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales edited by Lisa Morton & Leslie Klinger The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre’s greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors’ bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little known…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: J. Lincoln Fenn talks Genetic Modification

    We Bring Good Things So they built a $10 million house near my hometown and it was made of plastic, 45,000 tons of it, which they called the “Living Environments Concept House”. In 1989 a house made of plastic didn’t seem like a bad idea. Neither did shoulder pads. And GE Plastics was big where I grew up—plastic wasn’t just something in your fridge, it was the lifeblood of our local economy, and I don’t remember anyone talking about, or even thinking of, a downside. Now we do. Plastic—a durable, easily malleable material—is a bit too durable. It never goes away. The Great Pacific Garbage patch, made of plastic and…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    March 2019 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. If you are involved in the process of publishing a horror book written by a female author, please reach out to us and let us know so we can help to spotlight the book’s release! We will update this page as we receive more news and information regarding releases throughout the month. The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney’s…

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    LOHF News

    LOHF Weekly News February Week 2

    LOHF Organization News We are in the second week of the community wide read along. Make sure that you check the weekly discussion post for this weeks questions and the LOHF teams answers. https://www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com/category/lohfreadalong/ Our readathon with Alex from @heylilthrifter is also running for #WiHM. Make sure to tag your readathon posts with #lohfreadathon!! So we can see all the wonderful readathon posts! LOHF Community News Sumiko Saulson has put a call out for submissions for a new Anthology she is going to be editing. Call for Submissions Wickedly Abled The AMAZING Octavia Spencer is starring in MA. If you haven’t watched this trailer then you need to put this in…