• Ladies of Horror Fiction presents Stories of Horror
    Stories of Horror

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Present Stories of Horror: Body Horror

    Join Toni as she explores two different types of Body Horror in Tracy Fahey’s The Black Dog and Gabriela Houston’s Kozitka. About Tracy Fahey Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer of Gothic fiction.  In 2017, her debut collection The Unheimlich Manoeuvre was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. Two of her short stories were long listed by Ellen Datlow for Honourable Mentions inThe Best Horror of the Year Volume 8. In 2018 she co-edited The Black Room Manuscripts IVwhich was nominated for a Splatterpunk Award for Best Anthology in 2019. She is published in over twenty Irish, US and UK anthologies and her work has been reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. Her first novel, The Girl in the…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction presents Stories of Horror
    Stories of Horror

    Stories of Horror: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Luella Miller

    Join Toni as she travels back to 1800s New England and meets Lydia Anderson who has a strange story to tell about Luella Miller. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Mary Ella Wilkins was born to Warren Edward Wilkins and Eleanor Lothrop on October 31st, 1852 in Randolph Massachusetts.  She had one sibling Anna Wilkins. Due to financial hardship the family had to move to Battleboro, Vermont in 1867 when Mary was 15. After the families move to Battleboro Warren opened a dry goods store but, by 1873 but the store failed to thrive. Due to financial hardship the Wilkins’s moved into the home of Reverend Thomas Taylor in order for Eleanor…

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    Ladies of Horror Fiction Present Stories of Horror: Now taking Submissions

    We are opening our doors for submissions for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents Stories of Horror. This series aims to highlight horror stories written by women. We will be taking submissions based on the theme of the month. The theme of the month will be posted in advance via Twitter and will be listed at the bottom of this page.  We will be taking the following types of fiction: -Poetry: Poetry will be read with other poems. -Flash Fiction: Stories that are under 1500 words. These stories will be narrated in one podcast episode. -Short Stories: Stories which are over 1500 words and are less than 7500 words. Typically…

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    Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper Part 2

    In our last episode we met an unnamed woman who was suffering from what we would now know as postpartum depression. Due to her nervousness she is prescribed the rest cure by her physician. Her husband wisks her away to live for the summer in a large and isolated country house. The room they take is the old nursery at the top of the house with hideous yellow wallpaper. As part of her cure she is not to do anything that may cause her nervousness to become worse. So, the woman spends most of her time confined to her room. At some point she starts to believe that something is…

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    Episode 3: Folklore and Horror with a Super Special Guest

    In Episode 3 Toni gets to to talk to one of her favorite authors about how folklore and horror intersect; as well as horror books with a folklore element by women. Jen from Book Den stops by to talk about the Rebecca read along. Finally Toni talks about her current reads and new releases.   Folklore and Horror Folklore can range from art to stories that are passed down orally but how does horror and folklore intersect. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page folklore can include urban legends and fairytales but I decided to focus on each one in their own episode. Definition of Folklore Folklore…

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    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…

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    Episode 1 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Podcast

    In the inaugural episode, Toni introduces you to the Ladies of Horror Fiction organization and the podcast. Take a short journey through the history of horror fiction, learn about our upcoming readalong, get some new release recommendations for October, hear what Toni is currently reading, and get some details regarding the dumpster fire that is Nocturnal Readers Box. You can now read a transcript of this episode Ladies in Horror Fiction Ladies of Horror Fiction Mission Statement Lisa Morton’s 2013 Study Regarding Published Woman in Horror HWA Roundtable 15 Sexism in Horror What Constitutes Horror Have you ever wondered what actually constitutes horror? Annie Neugebauer’s Handy Dandy Horror Infographic  History…