• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    The “Summer” Recap

    This one reminded me of exactly how badly I keep wishing it was Fall already. Not because of the pics, but because it reminded me it was too bloody hot outside!  For me, there are fewer things worse than being hot and sweaty.  I would much prefer staying cool/cold because there are dozens of ways to warm up.  But it’s not like you can just cool down by taking your skin off.  And taking your clothes off will get you thrown in jail most places.  So, give me cool/cold weather over the hellish heat of summer any day! View this post on Instagram Summer is typically my least favorite season.…

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    LOHF News

    LOHF Weekly News For January Week 3

    We have a new feature here at the LOHF.  Every Sunday the LOHF will be posting a roundup of any news that comes across our feeds that is relevant to the LOHF and the Women’s Horror Community.  If you have a news item that you would like to be featured in the round up please email ladiesofhorrorfiction@gmail.com. LOHF Organization News January 8th The Ladies of Horror Fiction opened the submission process for the LOHF Awards. Here is the link for more information: https://www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com/2019/01/08/ladies-of-horror-fiction-awards/ February is Women in Horror Month so you know that the LOHF is going to be working on a few projects for Feb. The first if the…

  • Podcast Episodes

    Episode 6 Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

    Join Toni as she talks about Mary Shelley’s life and the many themes of Frankenstein. The latest in LOHF news and Horror Community News. Mary Shelley Mary Shelley was born Mary W. Godwin in Somers Town, London on August 30th 1797. She was born to philosopher, novelist and journalist William Godwin and feminist philosopher, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft. Unfortunately, she lost her mother to childbed fever 10 days after she was born. Mary spent the first four years of her life with her father and nurse Louisa Jones. In 1891 Mary’s father married Mary Jane Clairmont, a local widow, who had two children of her own. Mary Godwin had…

  • LOHF Awards

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to announce the first annual Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards! Categories Novel Novella Poetry Debut Collection Short Fiction Young Adult Eligibility Requirements Must be a work of horror. Author must identify as female. Work must be originally published between January 2019 and December 2019. (No reprints will be considered.) Submission Guidelines Email a .mobi version of your work to ladiesofhorrorfiction@gmail.com Subject line of your email should be “LOHF Awards Submission” Include the award category in the body of your email (be sure to let us know if it is also a debut) Send a separate email for each eligible work If submitting…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: Frankenstein: The Battle Between the Lines by Seven Jane

    The Battle Between the Lines  By Seven Jane Mary Shelley was a leading lady of horror before she ever penned Frankenstein. The daughter of a pioneer of feminist thought, Shelley was raised under the influence of both her father’s radical political ideas and her mother’s feminist thinking. When challenged by Lord Byron to write a “ghost story”—a task deemed inconceivable for women at the time—Shelley wrote Frankenstein and basically girl bossed the f*** out of the lot of them (though she would be forced to initially publish her work anonymously before paving the way for women in literature in the centuries to follow). Last year marked the 200th anniversary of…

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    Podcast Episodes

    Stories of Horror: Part 2 of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

    Recap of Part One of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell Our main character Alice Hartley was in the hospital for typhoid which if you didn’t know is a awful sickness. After her release due to her physical appearance she was having trouble getting work as a ladies maid. During a chance meeting she is offered a position in the country. That is when things take a weird turn. The work is easy and her mistress is accommodating but there is a dark shadow which begins to cloud her days. From seeing a woman that no one knows to footsteps outside her door poor Alice fears that she is losing her grip…

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    Podcast Episodes

    Episode 5: Santa’s Horrific Sidekicks

    You know Rudolph, Dasher and Dancer but what about St. Nicks other sidekicks? Join Toni as she talks with author Kira McKinney about some of the horrific sidekicks of St.Nick found throughout the world. St. Nick’s Other Sidekicks Krampus Who is Krampus Origins of Krampus Krampusnacht Gryla Who is Gryla Icelandic History of Gryla and her family Gryla and the Icelandic Sagas Hans Trapp Who is Hans Trapp Who was the real person behind the legend of Hans Trapp Toni Chats Horrific Horror Legends with Kira McKinney Kira McKinney is a writer of fantasy, horror, fiction, and poetry. She loves to explore the dark, the twisted, the strange; the underbelly…

  • Podcast Episodes

    Episode 4: Fairytales and Horror

    Fairytales are the original horror stories. Join Toni as she talks fairytales and horror with her guest J. Lincoln Fenn. The Evolution of Fairytales The fairytales that we all grew up hearing evolved from the stories that were told to children over 300 years ago. So lets take a short trip through the evolution of Fairytales The Horror in Fairytales Charles Perrault Jack Zipes (I also own a copy of The Original Folk and Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm) Were fairytales for children? The Thin Line Between Fairytales and Horror Parent’s changing the plot of Fairytales   Toni Chats Fairytales, Horror and The Nightmarchers with J. Lincoln Fenn Fenn began her horror…