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In December: Tom Piccirilli, Bram Stoker Award Winner

☢ To finish up 2014, a year that has seen the HWA Poetry Page shine a spotlight on Bram Stoker Award winning poets (as well as publishing the first HWA book of poetry), I’m honored to present an interview with poet Tom Piccirilli, who won the very first Bram Stoker Award for Poetry for A Student Of Hell in...

Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Award®, today announced the creation of the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship in honor of the organization’s late president, who passed away on December 1,...

HWA Adds a Facebook Page

HWA has added a new tool to its communications kit: www.Facebook.com/HorrorWritersAssociation. On this page, moderators will be bringing you all the biggest and latest news in the Horror/Dark Fantasy world. Each day, you’ll find new articles on books, movies, television, and comics, as well as reviews from...

Dark Poetry Scholarship

The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce The Dark Poetry Scholarship to supplement its Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Horror Writers Association Scholarships. The first Dark Poetry Scholarship will be awarded in 2015. Thereafter, the scholarship is given annually. The scholarship is designed to...

Horror Writers Association Says “Thanks for the Nightmares”

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®, today announced the next theme, “Thanks for the Nightmares”, of its Horror Selfies viral campaign. Starting today, and running through November...

A Note from Rocky!

Hello and good news! HWA paid membership hit 1297 (a record) as of October 31! Members come from 27 countries including Norway and the Philippines (new this month). Five and a half years ago we had 240 members, and when I started my first term as President on Nov 1, 2010, we had 400. Congratulations and...

HWA now on Pinterest!

The HWA has established an exciting new vibrant presence on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/horrorwriters/) with initial ‘boards’ for Halloween, the Bram Stoker Awards® and Horror Selfies, with more to come. We thank AJ Klein for the initial setup. Doug Draa has been appointed...

New Horror Anthology for Teens from HWA

It’s scary out there. Especially if you’re a teen. It’s a frightening world, and we live in troubling times. Globally, locally, even in the safety of our own bedrooms. It’s about to get a lot scarier. The Horror Writers Association and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will launch...

Hallowee Haunts: The Masque of the Red Horde by Gene O’Neill

Dim light spilling through a red-stained Gothic window cast a ghastly pall over a heavily shadowed long hall. At the center of the room, bathed in the bloody illumination, a naked woman lay down on a black velvet covered dais, her ritual complete except for the final oral incantation. As she finished...

Halloween Haunts: Halloween Night by Keith Deininger

I grew up in a relatively safe neighborhood in Colorado Springs, which was why, when I went trick-or-treating in fourth grade, I was allowed to go with a small group of friends and no adult supervision, and how I ended up alone at the mouth of a dark tunnel, my friends no longer answering my pleas. I was a...

Halloween Haunts: The Phases of Halloween by Peter Adam Salomon

‘Baby’s First Halloween’ This entails adorable costumes, miniaturized, and usually pumpkin shaped. While there’s no need for candy, there’s an intense desire on the part of parents to show their little bundle of joy off. This particular phase is more pronounced with an only child. A second child will be...

Halloween Haunts: I’m Old Now and Halloween was Better Once… Really by John F.D. Taff

Ok, you know, it’s true what they say about growing old. Yes, about the aches and pains.  OK, yes, about the fossilfication of your music choices.  And, sigh, yes, also about the general jadedness about life and jaundiced viewpoints about…well, let’s not stray too far, here, shall we? Also part...

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