Black Women in Horror

60 Black Women in Horror

“60 Black Women in Horror Fiction” is available as a free eBook on Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/412513

February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). In 2013, as an Ambassador for Women in Horror Month. This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. The booklet also includes interviews with nine of the women. The eBook version includes a bonus: an essay, and four short stories not found in the paperback.

The electronic (eBook) edition contains the following bonus materials: four short stories, and an essay, not found in the paperback.

A shorter book that only includes the list and interviews is available as a paperback for $5.50:

https://www.createspace.com/4695298

The Interviews

Linda Addison

Darlene BlackBWIH

Valjeanne Jeffers

Jemiah Jefferson

Briana Lawrence

Nnedi Okorafor

A.L. Peck

Eden Royce

Sumiko Saulson

L. Marie Wood

The Lists (with Bios)

Twenty Women in Black Horror Writing (List One)

Twenty One More Women in Black Horror Writing (List Two)

19 More Black Women in Horror Fiction (List Three)

The Full List (Alphabetical)

Listing with webpage links

1.      Linda D. Addison

2.      Pheare Alexander

3.      Angela C. Allen

4.      Paula D. Ashe

5.      L.A. Banks

6.      Darlene Black

7.      Chesya Burke

8.      Claudia Mair Burney

9.      Octavia Butler

10. Patricia E. Canterbury

11. Pearl Cleage

12. Crystal Connor

13. Arielle Crowell

14. Joy M. Copeland

15. L.M. Davis

16. Lexi Davis

17. Tananarive Due

18. Janiera Eldridge

19. Ann Fields

20. Robin Green

21. Dicey Grenor

22. Jewelle Gomez

23. Virginia Hamilton

24. Donna Hill

25. Allison Hobbs

26. Lawana Holland-Moore

27. Akua Lezli Hope

28. Nalo Hopkinson

29. Zora Neale Hurston

30. Monica Jackson

31. Tish Jackson

32. Valjeanne Jeffers

33. Jemiah Jefferson

34. N.K. Jemisin

35. Alaya Dawn Johnson

36. Tenea Johnson

37. A.D. Koboah

38. Faye McCray

39. Melinda Michelle

40. Donna Monday

41. Toni Morrison

42. Pam Noles

43. Nnedi Okorafor

44. Helen Oyeyemi

45. Ama Patterson

46. A.L. Peck

47. Dia Reeves

48. Evie Rhodes

49. Jill Robinson

50. Leone Ross

51. Eden Royce

52. Kiini Ibura Salaam

53. Anna Sanders

54. Sumiko Saulson

55. Nisi Shawl

56. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

57. Sheree R. Thomas

58. L. Marie Wood

59. Zane

60. Ibi Zoboi

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15 Responses to “Black Women in Horror”

  1. […] is a part of our Black Women in Horror Interview Series.  February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror […]

  2. […] is a part of our Black Women in Horror Interview Series.  February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in […]

  3. […] is a part of our Black Women in Horror Interview Series.  February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in […]

  4. Hello Sumiko, I heard your interview on the radio and I would like to be added to your list as well. I am an African American female horror writer. my name is C.C. Spivey and I am the author of the Vampire novel REBORN. REBORN is about vampires that originate from Africa. If you would like, I could send you an autograph copy of my novel. Thank you .
    C.C. Spivey

  5. Hello, I heard your interview on the Tom Joyner morning show and I am so glad that you have brought light to women horror writers. My name is C.C. Spivey and I am an African America woman horror writer and the author of REBORN. REBORN is a novel about vampires that originate from Africa and I would be proud and honored to be added to your list of writers

    • I really do need to do another list – February is almost over, and I know at least five women who aren’t in the book. I would also love to interview you for this blog.

  6. Thank you, I would love to be interviewed. Please contact me at C.cspivey@yahoo.com

  7. Hi Sumiko Saulson,
    How does one get added to your women’s horror (WiHM) list? I would love to be a part of this movement. My name is Alexandra Lane, I’m the author of DONUM-The Prophecy Has Begun. A pre-apocalyptic horror story about a boy born with special gifts; gifts that will manifest themselves once a powerful and invading evil quickly moves in and overtakes a small town.

  8. […] I’ve got Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror list/bios of 60 writers, which is an extensive and exciting resource. But I’m not looking […]

  9. Hello,

    I am a Black woman horror writer. I would like to arrange a meet-up of other Black women horror writers here in New York City. Is anyone interested?

    Loretta H. Campbell
    lucianikita@verizon.net

    • Add me on Facebook, more than half of the women in the book are connected with me on social media, I think about 3/4s of them, and we have a group. You can network with us there. I’m Sumiko Saulson on Facebook.

  10. […] of my ongoing projects on this site, as you probably well know if you follow me, is Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing list. It’s been a really fun experience, and I’m not even 1/3rd of the way through it. […]

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