• LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    September 2020: Monthly Recap

    Thank you so much to the entire community for helping us celebrate our anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you again to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Andrew Cull, Cemetary Gates Media, Sonora Taylor, S.H. Cooper, Ben Walker, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. And thanks also go out to Nico Bell for taking part in our interview; Jo Kaplan, Lana Popovic, Ellen Avigliano, and Jennifer Anne Gordon for allowing us to host your amazing guest posts; and Gabrielle S. Awe for showing us your shelves this month! September was such a wonderful anniversary month, and we are so grateful to you all. If…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight September 2020

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in September as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases Horrid by Katrina Leno From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie. Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they…

  • LOHF Writers Grant
    LOHF Writers Grant

    2020 LOHF Writers Grant Recipients

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is honored to announce the recipients of the 2nd annual LOHF Writers Grant: Nico BellHolley CornettoTracy CrossMadison EstesRebecca FraserAnastasia GarciaEleanor MerryPremee MohamedChristina PersaudAugie Peterson Many thanks go out to Steve Stred, Laurel Hightower, Andrew Cull, Cemetary Gates Media, Sonora Taylor, S.H. Cooper, Ben Walker, and anonymous donors for their incredible generosity in funding this year’s grants. We are so privileged to be teamed up with each of you!

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Women in Translation
    Women in Translation

    Horror Adjacent: Reads in Translation

    I’m baaaaack to preach about the joys of horror adjacent reads again!! If you’re sitting there all, “what is she going on about with this made-up terminology?” you can check out this post that explains a bit more of what horror adjacent means (to me, at least. What does it mean to you?). Another facet of any type of fiction that I love to explore is translated books. It is especially intriguing in the horror genre because you get to see what other cultures are afraid of. I’ve long felt that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its fiction, but if you know what…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post

    Guest Post: Haunted Women, Haunted Houses by Jo Kaplan

    The first haunted house story that truly unsettled me was Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It’s also the story I keep coming back to, again and again, to better understand haunted house stories as a peculiarly feminine type of horror. I’m sure you know the story: a young mother being treated for hysteria is confined to a hideous old nursery with hypnotic yellow wallpaper, and as her mind unravels she begins to see a woman lurking behind that wallpaper. The duality between freedom and confinement, between monstrousness and the expectation of passivity, between madness and trauma—there’s so much to unravel in this story which makes it the perfect example…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    August 2020: Monthly Recap

    If you missed last month’s new releases, our horror adjacent recommendations, or any of the amazing books we read and reviewed recently, you can find them all below! News and Announcements August 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Into the Forest and All the Way Through……by Cynthia PelayoWe are very pleased to announce the release of Into the Forest and All the Way Through by Cynthia Pelayo. Reviews What We’re Reading #59 What We’re Reading #60 What We’re Reading #61 What We’re Reading #62 Special Topics Horror Adjacent Reads…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction
    Instagram Challenge,  LOHFMovieNights,  LOHFReadalong,  LOHFReadathon

    LOHF Two-Year Anniversary Celebration!

    Today the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is kicking off our two-year anniversary celebration! We hope you will join us in celebrating throughout the month of September. The details of our readalong, readathon, photo challenge, and movie nights can be found below! Group Read #LOHFReadalong Our September group read is Bunny by Mona Awad. The readalong discussion will take place in our Ladies of Horror Fiction group on Goodreads: September 2020 Readalong: Bunny by Mona Awad The readalong will begin on September 1 and discussions will take place throughout the month of September (and beyond for anyone who wants to keep the discussion going!) You can join in any time…

  • Catherine House Readalong
    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent Reads x LOHF

    Okay, so if you’ve made it here, you’re probably here for the scary. The more the scarier, right? But how do you classify “horror”? Does it have to tick the boxes off a certain checklist? Or is it more that you just know it when you see it? One thing I’ve noticed about reading boatloads of horror is that it seems more fluid than other genres—in the best way possible. After all, what scares you is subjective. Spiders may terrify your mom (on screen and off!), but you only feel that creeping dread for psychological scares. Horror doesn’t have to mean blood gushing out of severed limbs or zombies crawling…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    July 2020: Monthly Recap

    In July, the LOHF team announced all of the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients! Thank you so much to the horror community for all of your support and for helping us share the achievements of these amazing women! If you missed any of the awards announcements, the July new releases, or any of the reviews we posted in July, you can find all of that in our wrap up below! News and Announcements July 2020 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. LOHF Award Nominees for Best CollectionLOHF Award…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards
    LOHF Awards

    2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction. Best Collection Winner: Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor Also nominated: Collision: Stories, J.S. BreukelaarGhosts of You, Cathy UlrichOut of Water, Sarah Read Best Debut Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling Also nominated: The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah ReadLittle Darlings, Melanie GoldingTheme Music, T. Marie Vandelly Best Poetry Collection Winner: Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch Also nominated: Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia CadeThe Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich Best Novel Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad…