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The Seers’ Table February 2018

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

February contains National Pizza Day, so why not snack and read!

Janet Holden recommends

C.J. Tudor lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner and three-year-old daughter. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over, and dog walker. She is now thrilled to be able to write full-time, and doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much. The Chalk Man is her first novel.

Recommended Reading: The Chalk Man – A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood …

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Linda Addison

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Linda Addison

Lifetime Achievement Award – LINDA ADDISON

The Horror Writers Association is pleased to announce that the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 is Linda Addison. This award, which is considered to be the highest honor awarded within the horror genre, is decided by a specially-appointed committee. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, chaired by John R. Little and including Grady Hendrix, Erinn Kemper, Brian Matthews, and Becky Spratford, considered over 60 candidates but was unanimous in selecting Linda Addison.

Linda Addison is an accomplished poet and the author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories.  She was the …

The Seers’ Table January 2018

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

January is Self-Improvement Month—why not add new creative work to your life by exploring the following authors!

Kate Maruyama recommends

Owl Goingback served in the Air Force and is a former owner of a restaurant and lounge. He became a full-time writer in 1987 and since then has written numerous novels, children’s books, short stories, screenplays, and magazine articles.

His novel, Crota, won the Bram Stoker Award® for Best First Novel, and was one of four finalists in the Best Novel category. His novel, Darker Than Night, was also …

The Seers’ Table December 2017

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

December is “Write a Friend” month—why not tell a friend about one or more of the following creators!

Ace Antonio-Hall recommends:

Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist of Nigerian origin. She was born in Nigeria in 1984 and raised in London. She wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while still at school studying for her A levels at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, and is the author of five novels. Oyeyemi won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award and was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in 2009 for her work …

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HWA is pleased to provide this handy shopping page with clickable links to use to purchase our most recent anthologies in ebook or audiobook, our nonfiction guide On Writing Horror, and our annual Poetry Showcases. By using these links, you’re providing HWA with a small amount of extra income, so we thank you in advance and wish you HAPPY SHOPPING!

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The Seers’ Table – October 2017

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Happy November! I love reading horror the most as Autumn turns to winter, and our Seers have some good reads lined up!

Lauren Salerno recommends:

Lauren kicks us off with a fantastic list of Latinx authors.

Lauren also recommends:

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon, UK, in 1974. She writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction, and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as

Final Frame Film Competition Judges Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Short Horror Film Competition Judged by Z NATION’s Craig Engler

 

Providence, RI, November 3, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces its third annual short film competition. On March 2, 2018, Final Frame will be held in conjunction with StokerCon 2018® at the fabled Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. The Final Frame film competition will celebrate the best in short horror films from around the globe. Everyone is encouraged to enter the competition.

Selected films will be screened in the Garden Room of the Biltmore Hotel. A grand prize winner will be announced at the film …

The Seers’ Table November 2017

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Happy November! I love reading horror the most as Autumn turns to winter, and our Seers have some good reads lined up!

Lauren Salerno recommends:

Lauren kicks us off with a fantastic list of Latinx authors.

These Hispanic Authors Will Make Your Halloween Extra Spooky

Lauren also recommends:

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon, UK, in 1974. She writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction, and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as

HWA’s HAUNTED NIGHTS released October 3rd!

ABOUT HAUNTED NIGHTS

Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween.

In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls’ Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil’s Night.

“With Graveyard Weeds and Wolfbane …

The Seers’ Table – September 2017

September is Self-Improvement Month, why not add new creative work to your life by exploring the following authors!

Janet Holden recommends:

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, and editor, and the co-publisher of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications.

Born in Estonia to an Estonian mother and Sri Lankan father, she now lives in Canada. She is the co-founder (with Helen Marshall) of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and the national Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Sandra’s work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, Prairie …

The Seers Table August 2017

The Seers Table

We’re heading for the dog days of summer! Time to relax with a good book. Here are our suggestions for this month:

Janet Holden recommends:

Angela Slatter is the author of the urban fantasy novels Vigil (2016) and Corpselight (2017), as well as eight short story collections, including The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and A Feast of Sorrows: Stories. She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a

The Seers’ Table July 2017

The Seers Table!

July is National Anti-Boredom month. How better to add excitement than to check out work by the following creators!

Ace Antonio-Hall recommends:

Award-winning gospel singer Evie Rhodes is the author of the psychological horror novels Expired, Criss Cross, Out “A” Order. Ms. Rhodes is the recipient of The Esther Award bestowed upon her for her Outstanding Contribution to Literature from the organization Purpose Driven Sisters in New York City, founded by a reporter of the historic Amsterdam Newspaper. Her novel, Expired, is recognized

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