• 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,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    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…

  • 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…

  • LOHF News
    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…

  • 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 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 an anthology,…

  • 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

    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…