Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ladies of Horror Award Winners!

I'm thrilled today to share the winners for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards.  These ladies have all done a great job so make sure you add some of them to your TBRs.

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
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


  1. Thanks for sharing. Sonora Taylor looks really popular. 👺

  2. Congrats to the winners! Sonora Taylor is an author I definitely want to try, and Bunny has been on my radar since it came out.

    1. You need to read Bunny. I'd love to hear how it works for you. Considering I didn't really like it, it sure has stuck with me.