Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Presenting the Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees

Ladies of Horror Fiction Award Nominees
Over the past two weeks, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team has been unveiling the nominees for the 2019 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Please join us in celebrating these amazing women and their outstanding works of horror fiction.
We are honored to present to you the entire list of nominees and honorable mentions:
Best Collection
Collision: Stories, J.S. Breukelaar
Ghosts of You, Cathy Ulrich
Little Paranoias, Sonora Taylor
Out of Water, Sarah Read
Best Debut
The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, Sarah Read
Little Darlings, Melanie Golding
The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling
Theme Music, T. Marie Vandelly
Best Poetry Collection
Mary Shelley Makes a Monster, Octavia Cade
Choking Back the Devil, Donna Lynch
The Apocalyptic Mannequin, Stephanie M. Wytovich
Best Novel
Bunny, Mona Awad
Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo
River of Souls, T.L. Bodine
The Twisted Ones, T. Kingfisher
Without Condition, Sonora Taylor
Best Novella
Dear Laura, Gemma Amor
The Ladderman, Angela Archer
The Festering Ones, S.H. Cooper
Halloween Fiend, C.V. Hunt
To Be Devoured, Sara Tantlinger
Best Young Adult
Five Midnights, Ann Dávila Cardinal
House of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. Craig
Rules for Vanishing, Kate Alice Marshall
Wilder Girls, Rory Power
Honorable Mentions
The Ladies of Horror Fiction team read a lot of fantastic short fiction throughout 2019 and wanted to give honorable mentions to the top 9.
Short Fiction
'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. The winners will be announced via the website beginning July 20th.

I absolutely love the Ladies of Horror Fiction site as well as the gals who run it. So when I was asked to help out, I readily agreed. I highly recommend you visit them and if you love horror, the above nominees is a wonderful resource!


  1. I need to get busy reading all those best novel nominees...many of which are already on my TBR list. :)

  2. I love their site as well, so cool they asked you to help out! I see a lot of good books and stories on this list, and a lot on my TBR as well😁