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Winners — Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners after a ceremony held via Live Stream. “This year’s winners reflect a great showing of impressive works from a wide range of competitive finalists,” said John Palisano, HWA President. “This year’s winners truly represent a broad spectrum of titles in the horror and dark fantasy. HWA members and awards juries have again shown objectivity and dedication to the selection process for outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

We proudly provide the list of talented …

Streamed Readings Scheduled for April 18!

BRAM STOKER AWARD™ READINGS SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 18
Watch them on the HorrorWriters Youtube Channel. Some of Horror’s finest writers present their work via video. Stop by and join the viewing. And don’t forget that tonight (4/18/20) is the Bram Stoker Award® winner announcements!

(ALL TIMES ARE PST)
3:30 p.m.

  • Ann Dávila Cardinal (Young Adult Novel) reading from Five Midnights
  • Liana Gardner (Young Adult Novel) reading from Speak No Evil

3:45 p.m.

  • John Langan (Fiction Collection) reading from Sefira and Other Betrayals

4:00 p.m.

  • Sarah Read (First Novel) reading from The Bone Weaver’s Orchard
  • Donna Lynch (Poetry Collection) reading

The Seers’ Table April 2020

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

April contains National Grilled Cheese Day; enjoy some new authors with your sandwich.

Linda Addison introduces:

Violette L. Meier is a supernatural fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi writer. She is also a poet, folk artist, and spiritual revolutionary. The great-granddaughter of a dream interpreter, Violette is a lover of all things supernatural and loves to write paranormal, fantasy, and horror. She is always working on something new and is the author of five novels, two short story collections, two children’s books, two volumes of poetry, and a book of inspirational quotes.…

Haunted Library of Horror Classics

   

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of SourceBooks, present the Haunted Library of Horror Classics, a line of reissued classic horror literature books from over the past 250 years. These books are recognized as literary masterpieces of their era and are either remembered today only through distorted theatrical or movie versions, have been relegated to academic study, or have otherwise been nearly forgotten entirely.

Series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger now bring back these seminal titles of the genre, making them easily available to modern readers!…

HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

In light of the CDC request to cancel all gatherings of 50+ people until mid-May,

HWA Librarian’s Day is being moved to November 12th, 2020.

We will be at the same location, and anticipate providing the same exceptional line-up of authors, panelists, and sponsors. We hope you will be able to join us in November!

If you have a scheduling conflict, please don’t hesitate to ask for a refund. We will be happy to refund your money! We want everyone to stay healthy first and foremost. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to delving into the depths …

From HWA President on COVID-19

To everyone in our community:

We are as concerned as you are as the events are unfolding surrounding this unprecedented pandemic. The safety of every person is our priority.

Many have asked about our upcoming public events. Our appearance at the Los Angeles Times Festival of books has been postponed until October. Most, if not all of our chapters worldwide have canceled their upcoming meetings through at least the end of this month, and we are working with them to develop “virtual” meeting spaces that will allow our communities to continue to communicate.

As to StokerCon, which is scheduled to …

The Seers’ Table March 2020

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

March contains Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, a good day to stay in and discover some new authors.

Theresa Derwin introduces:

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror inspired by his West-African origins. He has a great track record of short stories in various markets including Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark, and anthologies like Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books, 2018), and People of Colour

4th Annual HWA Librarian’s Day

4th Annual HWA Librarian’s Day

The Horror Writers Association and ARRT present the 4th Annual HWA Librarians’ Day, a day-long continuing education event featuring authors, reviewers, publishers, and librarians from all over the country. Whether you are a fan of horror or find it petrifying, all library workers will learn about matching books with readers.

Sign up with Eventbrite

All attendees get lunch, swag and free books.

Sponsored by: NoveList, Library Reads, Flame Tree Press, Sourcebooks, and Cemetery Dance

2019 Specialty Press Award Recipient Named

The HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Speciality Press Award to SST Publications.

The award will be given during this year’s Bram Stoker Awards ceremony, taking place at Stokercon in Scarborough U.K. from April 16 through April 19, 2020.

HWA, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®, presents the Specialty Press Award annually to a publisher whose work has substantially influenced the horror and dark fantasy genres. HWA employs a hard-working committee for the selection process and recipients are chosen through …

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