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    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Sister Glitter Blood” by Gwendoyln Kiste “Sister Glitter Blood” by Gwendoyln Kiste appeared in Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror edited by Aric Sundquist | Published August 2nd 2021 by Dark Peninsula Press | Goodreads | Dark Peninsula Press Congratulations to Gwendoyln Kiste and the 2021 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “A Cold Grip,” Christi Nogle (Boneyard Soup)“The Sharps,” Sonora Taylor (Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories)“Eating Bitterness,” Hannah Yang (The Dark Issue 74)“Syringe,” Isabel Yap (Never Have I Ever)“First Harvest,” April Yates (Blood & Bone: An Anthology…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories, Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (Translator)Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories, J.A.W. McCarthyUnfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Hailey PiperThe Ghost Sequences, A.C. WiseSEEDS, Tabatha WoodNever Have I Ever, Isabel Yap The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories by Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (Translator) Following the “propulsive and mesmerizing” (New York Times Book Review) Things We Lost in the Fire comes a new collection of singularly unsettling stories, by an Argentine author who has earned comparisons to Shirley Jackson and Jorge…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #132

    We have three recommended reads for your tbr pile today! Our team members review books by T.C. Parker, Hailey Piper and Sonora Taylor. We’re sure you’ll find something new to love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Hummingbird by TC Parker There’s a storm brewing in Gallow: angry parents, protests at the school, a new priest up at the church with some very clear ideas on sin… and an unfamiliar face in the cottage on the edges of the village, carving sculptures out of skin and bone. It’s a powder keg. Even before the protestors start disappearing… Jodie doesn’t want trouble – just to be left alone…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #128

    Today we have three recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our team members review S.A. Barnes’ latest release and two recent books you may have missed by Isabel Yap and Jennifer Soucy. We hope you find something you’ll love! Click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended. A GHOST SHIP.A SALVAGE CREW.UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS. Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #115

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by T.L. Bodine, Mariana Enriquez and Caitlin Marceau. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ House of Lazarus by T.L. Bodine Things were just starting to look up for Davin Montoya — 23 years old and freshly deceased, he’d at least found something like a family among his fellow Undead. But life as a reanimated corpse has its downfalls. Unemployment, for one, and the threat of discovery by the government’s anti-Undead Coalition, for another. As Davin tries his best to care for…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #113

    Today several of our team members are sharing their recent and recommended reads. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ The Gold Persimmon by Linsday Merbaum Clytemnestra is a check-in girl at The Gold Persimmon, a temple-like New York City hotel with gilded furnishings and carefully guarded secrets. Cloistered in her own reality, Cly lives by a strict set of rules until a connection with a troubled hotel guest threatens the world she’s so carefully constructed. In a parallel reality, an inexplicable fog envelops the city, trapping a young, nonbinary writer named Jaime in a…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #112

    Welcome to our latest review round-up! We hope you find a new favorite. Please click either tag above to read our previous recommendations. How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison Who doesn’t need to know How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend? From the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker award, this collection of both horror and science fiction short stories and poetry reveals demons in the most likely people (like a jealous ghost across the street) or in unlikely places (like the dimension-shifting dreams of an American Indian). Recognition is the first step, what you do with your friends/demons after…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
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    LOHF Award for Best Short Fiction

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction. “Unkindly Girls,” Hailey Piper “Unkindly Girls” by Hailey Piper appeared in Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror edited by Samantha Kolesnik | Published August 31st 2020 by Grindhouse Press | Goodreads | Bookshop | Amazon To learn more about Hailey Piper, visit Hailey Piper’s profile in the LOHF Directory. Congratulations to Hailey Piper and the 2020 nominees for Best Short Fiction: “Carreg Samson,” Catherine McCarthy (Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium)“The Clockmaker,” Sonora Taylor (Graveyard Smash: Women of Horror Anthology, Volume 2)“The Cucuy of Cancun,” V.…

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    LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to present the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees for Best Collection. The nominees are: All That’s Fair, S.H. CooperBluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro All That’s Fair by S.H. Cooper A maiden looking for love in all the wrong places. A mother in an endless search for missing children. A crone whose passing is marked by the tinkling of tiny bells. All That’s Fair is a collection of twenty-two short horror stories themed around women who are made up of anything but sugar, spice, and everything nice. Be they human,…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #95

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar In Stone and Steel, when General Aaliyah returns triumphant to the city of Titus, she expects to find the people prospering under the rule of her Queen, the stone mage Odessa. Instead, she finds a troubling imbalance in both the citizens’ well-being and Odessa’s rule. Aaliyah must rely on all of her allies, old and new, to do right by the city that made her. Goodreads | Amazon Audra’s…