Thursday, June 30, 2022

2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team would like to congratulate all of the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Award recipients. Please join us in celebrating these amazing authors and their outstanding works of horror fiction.

Best Young Adult

Winner: Bad Witch Burning, Jessica Lewis

Also nominated:

The Dead and the Dark, Courtney Gould
White Smoke, Tiffany D Jackson
Our Last Echoes, Kate Alice Marshall
Girl in the Walls, Katy Michelle Quinn

Best Middle Grade

Winner: The Collectors, Lorien Lawrence

Also nominated:

The Dollhouse, Charis Cotter
Ghost Girl, Ally Malinenko
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls, Kaela Rivera
Root Magic, Eden Royce

Best Novella

Winner: Goddess of Filth, V. Castro

Also nominated:

Transmuted, Eve Harms
& This Is How to Stay Alive, Shingai Njeri Kagunda
Waif, Samantha Kolesnik
Salvation Spring, T.C. Parker

Best Short Fiction

Winner: “Sister Glitter Blood”, Gwendoyln Kiste

Also nominated:

“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 of Body Horror by Women and Non-Binary Writers)

Best Poetry

Winner: Strange Nests, Jessica McHugh

Also nominated:

Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken., Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, Christina Sng, & Geneve Flynn
Exposed Nerves, Lucy A. Snyder
The Smallest of Bones, Holly Walrath
Monstrum Poetica, Jezzy Wolfe

Best Collection

Winners: Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Hailey Piper and Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap

Also nominated:

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories, Mariana EnrĂ­quez, Megan McDowell (Translator)
Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories, J.A.W. McCarthy
The Ghost Sequences, A.C. Wise
SEEDS, Tabatha Wood

Best Debut

Winner: The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris

Also nominated:

When the Reckoning Comes, LaTanya McQueen
Queen of Teeth, Hailey Piper
The Forest, Lisa Quigley
Tidepool, Nicole Willson

Best Novel

Winner: Cackle, Rachel Harrison

Also nominated:

The Queen of the Cicadas, V. Castro
Good Neighbors, Sarah Langan
The Burning Girls, C.J. Tudor
The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward

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