Monday, June 13, 2022

Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees

This month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing authors and their outstanding works of horror fiction.

We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees:


LOHF Award Nominees for Best Young Adult

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

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Middle Grade

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

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novella

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

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Short Fiction

“Sister Glitter Blood,” Gwendoyln Kiste (Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror)
“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)

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Poetry

Strange Nests, Jessica McHugh
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

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories, Mariana EnrĂ­quez, Megan McDowell (Translator)
Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories, J.A.W. McCarthy
Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Hailey Piper
The Ghost Sequences, A.C. Wise
SEEDS, Tabatha Wood
Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Debut

The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris
When the Reckoning Comes, LaTanya McQueen
Queen of Teeth, Hailey Piper
The Forest, Lisa Quigley
Tidepool, Nicole Willson

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novel

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

Congratulations to all of the nominees! The winners will be announced via the website beginning June 20th.

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