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    LOHF Award for Best Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Collection. When this team was faced with a tie and the decision between having a tie-break or two winners, we went with two winners, of course! Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap “Am I dead?” Mebuyen sighs. She was hoping the girl would not ask. Spells and stories, urban legends and immigrant tales: the magic in Isabel Yap’s debut collection jumps right off the page, from the joy in her new novella, “A Spell for Foolish Hearts” to the terrifying tension of the urban legend “Have You Heard the One…

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    LOHF Award for Best Poetry

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry. Strange Nests by Jessica McHugh …the secret of dying arrived scrawny. it’s growing stronger & fatter though & whispers, “go mad.” Beyond ancient gates, among thorny overgrowth and carnivorous blooms, a raven called Death waits tirelessly for its chance to roost within us. Using scraps of love, remorse, anger, and pain, it weaves. With erasure, memory, and discovery, it binds. And from the garden of wounds that grows within our broken hearts, it builds Strange Nests. In the follow-up to her Bram Stoker and Elgin Award nominated collection, A Complex…

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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 for Best Middle Grade

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Middle Grade. The Collectors by Lorien Lawrence The Ladies in White want you to join their family—forever. . . After defeating the Oldies, Quinn and Mike thought that things would settle down on Goodie Lane. But then new neighbors move in. Maybe it’s because they all work at the interior design firm, but Abigail, Eleanor, Jade, Brea, and Cami seem to always be together, dressed in only white. After everything that happened last summer, Quinn’s a bit wary of the Ladies in White, but her friend Lex is thrilled that someone…

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    LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis For fans of Us and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes a witchy story full of black girl magic as one girl’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future. Katrell doesn’t mind talking to the dead; she just wishes it made more money. Clients pay her to talk to their deceased loved ones, but it isn’t enough to support her unemployed mother and Mom’s deadbeat boyfriend-of-the-week. Things get…

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    Help us Choose Our September Readalongs

    Have you joined us on Goodreads yet? Each month we post a poll for our members to select the next month’s readalong. We will have TWO readalongs during our anniversary celebration in September. The poll for the September readalongs ends tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 07, 2021 11:59PM PDT) so be sure to head over and vote for the book you would like to read and discuss with us next month! Poll Help us choose our September 2021 Readalong! We’re doing two this month to celebrate our LOHF 3rd Anniversary. First and second place poll winners will be discussed throughout the month of September. Beneath A Bethel The Return The Invention of…

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    2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: All That’s Fair, S.H. Cooper Also nominated: Bluebeard’s First Wife, Ha Seong-nanHalloween Season, Lucy A. SnyderLucid Screams, Red LagoeSed de Sangre, V. Castro Best Debut Winner: The Year of the Witching, Alexis Henderson Also nominated: Beneath the Rising, Premee MohamedCatherine House, Elisabeth ThomasFairest Flesh, K.P. KulskiLakewood, Megan GiddingsThe Return, Rachel Harrison Best Graphic Novel Winner: The Low, Low Woods, Carmen Maria Machado (art by Dani) Also nominated: Devil Within, Stephanie Phillips, art…

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    LOHF Award for Best Young Adult

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Young Adult. Blood Countess by Lana Popović In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage.…

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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 for Best Poetry Collection

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is pleased to announce the 2020 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award for Best Poetry Collection. A Complex Accident of Life by Jessica McHugh “I am a vessel of dauntless courage and severe evil. My joy will endeavor, my rage possess.” Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jessica McHugh’s debut poetry collection, A Complex Accident of Life, combines visual art and text to create 52 pieces of Gothic blackout poetry exploring the intense passion, enigmatic nature, and transformative pleasure of life, viewed through the kaleidoscopic lens of a female horror artist. Published June 24th 2020 by Apokrupha | Goodreads | Amazon To learn more about Jessica…