CHROMOPHOBIA Hardcover OOP; 2021 Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

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Friday, July 1st, and the pre-order window for hardcover editions of CHROMOPHOBIA is closed. And, if you go to our “Special Editions” page, that beautiful book has moved to the “Out Of Print” section. As of this morning, all copies have been ordered. Some folks (mostly authors) began receiving books well in advance of July. However, most orders will arrive at their respective destinations over the next 3 weeks.

Folks who ordered a “ROYGBIV” edition will be getting their books soon. We are waiting on production of a few ancillary items that are being included with the package. We will be contacting prior to shipping in order to confirm addresses.

Early reviews of CHROMOPHOBIA have been wonderful. The July 11th copy of Publishers Weekly will contain one of these raves (check out their BookLife section). And, you can read what Kirkus Reviews thought of the book over at their website, HERE. We look forward to seeing CHROMOPHOBIA spread its way through the horror crowd, once we release the trade paperback in August.

But, will we ever produce another anthology? We’re cooking up an honest answer to that question, which will be addressed in our July 4th article. Unfortunately, as it often is, the question ultimately comes down to money. Some caveats, sure, but business is business. And… anthologies? That’s some rough stuff for little old outfits like Rooster Republic Press.


Ladies of Horror Fiction have released a list of their 2021 award winners, and we wanted to share those, in case you missed the announcement. Go add some books to your TBR pile!

Congratulations to everyone who won, and everyone who was nominated.

Best Young Adult

Winner: Bad Witch Burning, Jessica Lewis

Also nominated:

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

Best Middle Grade

Winner: The Collectors, Lorien Lawrence

Also nominated:

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

Best Novella

Winner: Goddess of Filth, V. Castro

Also nominated:

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

Best Short Fiction

Winner: “Sister Glitter Blood”, Gwendoyln Kiste

Also nominated:

“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)

Best Poetry

Winner: Strange Nests, Jessica McHugh

Also nominated:

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

Best Collection

Winners: Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Hailey Piper and Never Have I Ever, Isabel Yap

Also nominated:

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories, Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (Translator)
Sometimes We’re Cruel, and Other Stories, J.A.W. McCarthy
The Ghost Sequences, A.C. Wise
SEEDS, Tabatha Wood

Best Debut

Winner: The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris

Also nominated:

When the Reckoning Comes, LaTanya McQueen
Queen of Teeth, Hailey Piper
The Forest, Lisa Quigley
Tidepool, Nicole Willson

Best Novel

Winner: Cackle, Rachel Harrison

Also nominated:

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


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