Sonora Taylor won two major categories and received two more honorable mentions for her short fiction in the inaugural Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards.
Taylor’s novel, Without Condition, shared Best Novel with Mona Awad’s Bunny. Taylor also won Best Collection for Little Paranoias. Two stories from that collection, “Quadrapocalypse” and “Weary Bones,” received Honorable Mentions in the Short Fiction category.
Ladies of Horror Fiction announced the awards in a July 28th press release. The LOHF Awards recognized outstanding works of horror fiction by women in 2019. Read the complete press release and list of nominees HERE.
The other Best Novel winner, the critically acclaimed Bunny by Awad, is a Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2019 and featured in “The 21 Best Novels of 2019” by Vogue Magazine.
Caitlin Starling won Best Debut for her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, The Luminous Dead.
Donna Lynch won Best Poetry Collection for the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Choking Back the Devil.
Sara Tantlinger won Best Novella for To Be Devoured, which was also nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.
Rory Power won the Best Young Adult category for Wilder Girls.
The nine stories selected for Honorable Mentions in the Short Fiction category were:
“‘Til Death Do Us Part” by Peggy Christie; “A Song for Wounded Mouths” by Kristi DeMeester; “Jack-O-Lantern” by Gabrielle Faust; “Sun Dogs” by Laura Mauro; “What Throat” by Annie Neugebauer; “Butterflies” by Samanta Schweblin; “The Woman Next Door” by Ha Seong-nan; and “Quadrapocalypse” and “Weary Bones” by Taylor.