It’s the 6th annual Women in Horror Month this February. Here’s how you can get involved.
Women in Horror Month coverage, although crucial to the genre, is often a one note affair. Women writers hear most of the same kinds of questions–what do they think the state of the horror genre is today, what changes would they like to see going forward, how do they think women are perceived in the genre, etc.
Don’t get me wrong–these are important questions and they need to keep being discussed, but this time around, I wanted to shake things up a bit in presenting my WiHM coverage.
I’m doing fun and informal Q&As featuring a handful of female dark scribes whose works I think are underrepresented. I think each of them has something unique to bring to the table and they go beyond what you’ll find in the lists and round-ups of “the usual suspects” when it comes to women in horror.
That said, since its inception, Women in Horror Month has led to some fantastic coverage of women in the genre, so with that in mind I present to you a further reading of links for those interested:
- A few years back, I wrote a list called Top 25 Women Horror Writers You Probably Haven’t Heard of (But Should Know) for Hellnotes.
- I also profiled 20 of the women in horror I thought everyone should be more familiar with if they weren’t already, which appeared on my former blog.
- A couple of years ago, Gef at Wag the Fox did a list of 50 MORE Kindle titles you can check out from female horror and dark fantasy writers
- Little Miss Zombie did a list a few years back of kindle titles to check out from female dark scribes, as well