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HWA Announces Contents of Its Next Anthology, HALLOWS’ EVE

HWA Announces Contents of Its Next Anthology, HALLOWS’ EVE

jol2013An exciting line-up of bestselling and critically-acclaimed authors will share the table of contents with some of the horror genre’s best new voices in the Horror Writers Association’s next anthology, Hallows’ Eve. Co-edited by Ellen Datlow, past winner of HWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Lisa Morton, one of the world’s leading authorities on Halloween, Hallows’ Eve presents sixteen never-before-published tales that explore every aspect of the darkest holiday. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and even trick or treating in …

HWA August Membership Drive

HWA August Membership Drive

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Have you been thinking about joining the Horror Writers Association for a while, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Or maybe you were a member in the past and have been wondering if you should rejoin. The answer is YES, and now’s the time! HWA is currently offering Active/Affiliate/Associate/Academic membership (with proof of sales) for $37 (for the remainder of 2016), and Supporting membership for $27 (for 2016). What do you get for that? Well, if you’ve never seen our excellent monthly newsletter (edited by Kathy Ptacek), we’ve made a sample issue available for you to

Young Adults “Write Now” Endowment Program

Young Adults “Write Now” Endowment Program

Horror Writers Association (HWA) announces Young Adults Write Now endowment program to fund teen-oriented writing programs at libraries.

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®, will be offering endowments to libraries to fund teen writing programs as part of its ongoing dedication to furthering young adult literacy.

The Young Adults Write Now fund will provide up to five endowments of $500 each per year for selected libraries to establish new, or support ongoing, writing programs. The program is currently open to United …

HWA announces HALLOWS’ EVE anthology

HWA announces HALLOWS’ EVE anthology

Hallows’ Eve
An Anthology for the HWA

Editors: Ellen Datlow & Lisa Morton

Submissions open to HWA members only. You can join here, if you like.

Hallows’ Eve is an anthology focused on the horror genre’s favorite holiday – Halloween. We’re looking for stories that explore the festival from many different points of view. Tell us something about the emotional meaning of the night. Investigate a historical angle that isn’t often done. Give us a story about a modern element of the holiday – haunted attractions, large-scale festivals, retailing – that we haven’t seen before. Halloween has a two-thousand-year history …

HWA Contribution to Nonprofit Literacy Organization

HWA Contribution to Nonprofit Literacy Organization

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced a donation to Literacy, Inc., a Louisiana-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the illiteracy rate in the United States.

The contribution of $5,000 was made possible by funds the HWA receives from the Authors Coalition of America LLC, an association of twenty-two independent authors’ organizations that focuses on repatriating foreign non-title specific royalty payments for American works photocopied abroad.

In order to receive a share of the funds Authors Coalition collects, the HWA agrees to invest the monies into educational initiatives.

“One …

STOKERCON Website Live! Register now.

STOKERCON Website Live! Register now.

hwa_news214x164HWA is proud to announce that the website for the first annual StokerCon is now live and offering memberships at a special discounted early-bird rate of just $99.

http://www.stokercon2016.org

StokerCon2016 will take place at the legendary Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 12th through the 15th, 2016, with Guests of Honor Jack Ketchum, Leslie Klinger, Daniel Knauf, R. L. Stine, and more, along with Toastmaster Stephen Jones. Coming soon: Workshops for writers conducted by Bram Stoker Award-winning authors Nancy Holder, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy Snyder, and many more! But don’t delay: The special early-bird price is only good until June …

Horror.org Listed Among 101 Best Websites for Authors

Horror.org Listed Among 101 Best Websites for Authors

hwa_blog214x164Our website has been selected as a “101 Best Websites for Writers” by Writer’s Digest magazine for the second year in a row. The list is in their May/June 2015 issue, which you can purchase here.

We are deeply honored to have received this for the second year in a row!

Our web team consists of the following:

  • Alex Scully – who is the dedicated and efficient force behind updating the new releases on the homepage.
  • Leland Pitts-Gonzales – who takes care of updating our Poetry section.
  • Sunni Brock – who schedules and moderates our “Roundtable” discussions.
  • Lisa Morton
Know a Nominee, Part 26: Sydney Leigh

Know a Nominee, Part 26: Sydney Leigh

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Our final update for this year features Sydney Leigh, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Short Fiction, for “Baby’s Breath.”

Thanks for reading, everyone–and many thanks to all of the nominees who shared their priceless insights. It’s been a pleasure serving as editor for this series. SydneyLeigh

–Doug Murano, HWA Communications Coordinator

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated. In the case of a work …

Know a Nominee, Part 25: Robert Payne Cabeen

Know a Nominee, Part 25: Robert Payne Cabeen

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s latest update features Robert Payne Cabeen, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection, for Fearworms: Selected Poems.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve beenRPC.painting nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly.

RC: The genesis of Fearworms was quite unexpected. Last year, I ran across Larry Santoro’s Tales to Terrify podcast and noticed …

Know a Nominee, Part 24: Jake Bible

Know a Nominee, Part 24: Jake Bible

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s latest update features Jake Bible, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel, for Intentional Haunting. Jake Bible

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JB: I wanted to dive into my own teen years and the anxiety of growing up in an abusive household. At first …

Know a Nominee, Part 23: Jonathan Maberry

Know a Nominee, Part 23: Jonathan Maberry

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s first update features Jonathan Maberry, nominated in the categories of Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, for Bad Blood and Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for “Three Guys Walk into a Bar.”

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JM: I’m fortunate to have two works on the ballot for …

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