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Important Website Update!

Use your WildApricot password to access members-only content.

This is the password you use to update your profile or pay your dues on the HWA Wildapricot site.

To get there, go to the homepage (http://www.horror.org) and look for the “Members-Only” button on the right. Click it and then click the login button on that page. Input your WildApricot user id and password, the same one you use to pay dues and update your profile.

You control this password, so if you forget it, you can click on the “Forgot Password” link on the WildApricot sign-in page to retrieve …

Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced

Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced

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 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. “The winners for this year’s awards unquestionably represent the continued high-level state of the art in horror writing,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. “Our members and awards juries were dedicated to the selection process for outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

We proudly provide the list of talented winners along with the finalist nominees.

Superior Achievement

Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dennis Etchison and Thomas F. Monteleone

Long Beach, CA, March 17, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces two Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2016. Dennis Etchison and Thomas F. Monteleone will both be on hand to accept their awards at StokerCon 2017 held April 27th-30th on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Both recipients have provided many years of dedicated commitment to HWA and the writing and publishing industry.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers,” Mr. Etchison, a former President of HWA, commented when informed he had won …

The Scholarship From Hell taking applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Horror Writers Association Sponsors Scholarship

Study with Celebrity Authors– Horror University

 

Long Beach, CA, March 3, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces the 2017 Horror University Scholarship. The Scholarship from Hell is offered by the HWA and puts the recipient through an intensive, hands-on workshop offered through Horror University.  

This year’s Horror University will take place during StokerCon2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, from April 27-30. The winner of the Scholarship from Hell will receive domestic coach airfare (contiguous 48 states) to and from Long Beach, a four-night stay on the Queen

2016 Specialty Press Award Winner – Omnium Gatherum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Horror Writers Association’s 2016 Specialty Press Award

Omnium Gatherum – Kate Jonez

 

Long Beach, CA, March 1, 2017

The Horror Writers Association proudly announces Omnium Gatherum as the recipient of the 2016 Specialty Press Award. Each year the HWA recognizes the accomplishments of a noteworthy small press. The Specialty Press Award brings recognition to an outstanding publisher of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction.This year’s Specialty Press award will be presented during StokerCon2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, from April 27-30.

Omnium Gatherum means “this” and “that” in Latin. The publisher released its

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 …

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