{Feature} Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction 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. Breukelaar
Ghosts of You, Cathy Ulrich
Out of Water, Sarah Read

Best Debut

Winner: The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling

Also nominated:

The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah Read
Little Darlings, Melanie Golding
Theme Music, T. Marie Vandelly

Best Poetry Collection

Winner: Choking Back The Devil, Donna Lynch

Also nominated:

Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia Cade
The Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich

Best Novel

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Winners: Bunny, Mona Awad and Without Condition, Sonora Taylor

Also nominated:

Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo
River of Souls, T.L. Bodine
The Twisted Ones, T. Kingfisher

Best Novella

Winner: To Be Devoured, Sara Tantlinger

Also nominated:

Dear Laura, Gemma Amor
The Ladderman, Angela Archer
The Festering Ones, S.H. Cooper
Halloween Fiend, C.V. Hunt

Best Young Adult

Winner: Wilder Girls, Rory Power

Also nominated:

Five Midnights, Ann Dávila Cardinal
House of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. Craig
Rules for Vanishing, Kate Alice Marshall

Short Fiction

Honorable Mentions:

‘Till Death Do Us Part, Peggy Christie (Dark Doorways)
A Song for Wounded Mouths, Kristi DeMeester (PseudoPod 641: Artemis Rising 5)
Jack-O-Lantern, Gabrielle Faust (#ScaryStories)
Sun Dogs, Laura Mauro (Sing Your Sadness Deep)
What Throat, Annie Neugebauer (PseudoPod 640: Artemis Rising 5)
Butterflies, Samanta Schweblin (Mouthful of Birds)
The Woman Next Door, Ha Seong-nan (Flowers of Mold)
Quadrapocalypse, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias)
Weary Bones, Sonora Taylor (Little Paranoias)

For more information regarding these authors and their work, please visit the Ladies of Horror Fiction website. 

Mission Statement

We Believe that Women in Horror Fiction are:

Underrepresented

Often Lost in the Sea of Male Authors

and

Often Unacknowledged for Their Brilliance

Ladies of Horror Fiction was created to bring about a multi-dimensional way to support women (either cisgender or those who identify as female) who either write in the horror genre or review in it.

This will be done via the website, the podcast, the yearly Instagram Challenge, read-a-longs featuring said authors, and other activities that have not yet been determined.

Find out more information about the LOHF by visiting their official website www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com

Please follow the LOHF on Twitter @LOHFiction

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