She Walks in Shadows
Publisher: Innsmouth Free Press
Publication Year: October 2015
ISBN: 9781927990162

An anthology of women and Lovecraft’s Mythos. Winner of the World Fantasy Award in the anthology category.

About the Book

More info, including the TOC and sample stories, below.

They emerge from the shadows, to claim the night ….

Women from around the world delve into Lovecraftian depths, penning and illustrating a variety of Weird horrors. The pale and secretive Lavinia wanders through the woods, Asenath is a precocious teenager with an attitude, and the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Nitocris has found a new body in distant America. And do you have time to hear a word from our beloved mother Shub-Niggurath?

Defiant, destructive, terrifying, and harrowing, the women in She Walks in Shadows are monsters and mothers, heroes and devourers. Observe them in all their glory. Iä! Iä!


Winner, World Fantasy Award, Anthology category

Finalist, Locus Poll, Best Anthology

“Hairwork” by Gemma Files, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016

“Violet is the Color of Your Energy” by Nadia Bulkin reprinted in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 3

“The Thing in the Cheerleading Squad” by Molly Tanzer reprinted in Transcendent: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

“Lockbox” by E. Catherine Tobler reprinted in Wilde Stories 2016: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction

Reviewers say…

“She Walks in Shadows showcase a considerable range of talented writers creating work that is vivid, unsettling, and resonant. If, as Gary Wolfe has suggested, an anthology can be thought of as an argument, then this book makes a strong case for its contributors being at the forefront of new, exciting Lovecraftian fiction.” – John Langan, Locus

“The stories have diverse characters in diverse situations, but they share that common Lovecraftian atmosphere of dread and wrongness.” – Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

“Fans of horror, particularly those Lovecraft afficianados, will respond to She Walks In Shadows’ deliciously existential darkness” – SQ Mag

She Walks in Shadows is a fantastic read from start to finish” – Mad Scientist Journal

Cthulhu’s Daughters

Prime Books has published an American edition of this anthology under the title Cthulhu’s Daughters. Same book, different edition and cover.

Sample stories

“Turn Out the Light” by Penelope Love

“The Thing on the Cheerleading Squad” by Molly Tanzer

“Lavinia’s Wood” by Angela Slatter.

Table of Contents

“Bitter Perfume” Laura Blackwell
“Violet is the Color of Your Energy” Nadia Bulkin
“Body to Body to Body” Selena Chambers
“Magna Mater” Arinn Dembo
“De Deabus Minoribus Exterioris Theomagicae” Jilly Dreadful
“Hairwork” Gemma Files
“The Head of T’la-yub” Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas (translated by Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
“Bring the Moon to Me” Amelia Gorman
“Chosen” Lyndsey Holder
“Eight Seconds” Pandora Hope
“Cthulhu of the Dead Sea” Inkeri Kontro
“Turn out the Light” Penelope Love
“The Adventurer’s Wife” Premee Mohamed
“Notes Found in a Decommissioned Asylum, December 1961″ Sharon Mock
“The Eye of Juno” Eugenie Mora
“Ammutseba Rising” Ann K. Schwader
“Cypress God” Rodopi Sisamis
“Lavinia’s Wood” Angela Slatter
“The Opera Singer” Priya Sridhar
“Provenance” Benjanun Sriduangkaew
“The Thing in The Cheerleading Squad” Molly Tanzer
“Lockbox” E. Catherine Tobler
“When She Quickens” Mary Turzillo
“Shub-Niggurath’s Witnesses” Valerie Valdes
“Queen of a New America” Wendy N. Wagner

Interior artwork by

Sara Bardi
Shelby Denham
Lisa A. Grabenstetter
Karen Hollingsworth
Cindy Lewis
Liv Rainey-Smith
Pia Ravenari
Diana Thung
Kathryn Weaver

Cover by

Sarah K. Diesel.


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