HWA Application Form
Renewing members only, CLICK HERE.
please use the to apply for membership.
NOTE: Please read HWA's Membership Rules before applying.
All levels of HWA membership require the applicant to establish specific qualifications. Those applying for Associate membership must demonstrate earned income from nonwriting activities related to horror. Applicants for Affiliate or Active status must list qualifying credentials (dates, titles, publishers, fiction or nonfiction, whether these were books, stories, screenplays, etc.). If further verification of your credentials is necessary, you'll be contacted by our Membership Chairman.
Please note that sales may only be used to qualify for membership if payment has been received. Also, self-published works may not be used to qualify, with the exception of self-published comic books that meet special criteria, but authors whose sole work is self-published are welcome to join as Supporting members.
If you prefer to apply by regular mail, click here.
Do not include credit card or payment information at this time. Instructions for paying dues will be provided after your application is approved. When you have completed the form, click "Submit" to continue. Your application will automatically be sent to HWA's Membership Chairman, and your screen will refresh with a confirmation page containing instructions needed to complete the process.
Thank you for your interest in the Horror Writers Association!