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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 …

Final Frame Film Competition at StokerCon

Acclaimed Director Judges Short Film Competition

Horror Writers Association – Final Frame Judged by Michael Flanagan

The Horror Writers Association announces the second annual short film competition held in conjunction with StokerCon 2017 on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Final Frame will celebrate short horror films from around the globe. Everyone is encouraged to enter their film.

Selected films will be screened on Friday, April 28th in the Queen’s Salon from 8 to 10 in the evening. A grand prize winner will be announced at the film competition’s cocktail reception in the Royal Salon once the screening

The Scholarship From Hell is now open to applications!

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NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS!

The Scholarship From Hell is the only scholarship offered by HWA that puts the recipient right into the intensive, hands-on workshop environment of Horror University. Horror University takes place during HWA’s  StokerCon 2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA April 27-30. The winner of the Scholarship From Hell will receive domestic coach airfare (contiguous 48 states) to and from Long Beach, a 4 night stay on the Queen Mary,  free registration to StokerCon2017, and as many workshops as you’d like to attend! Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter so you don’t …

George R R Martin to be Guest of Honor in 2017

George R R Martin to be Guest of Honor in 2017

grrmartin2The Horror Writers Association is pleased to announce George R R Martin will be Guest of Honor at our 2017 Conference, to be held from 11-14 May, 2017 at a city yet to be determined. According to our rotation policy the host city is likely to be west of the Rocky Mountains.

HWA President Rocky Wood said, “While it is unusual to announce a guest this far in advance we feel George R R Martin’s fame dictated we release this information as soon as possible. We are excited that George will spend time at our Bram Stoker Awards Weekend and …

2014 Bram Stoker Award® banquet site is now live!

2014 Bram Stoker Award® banquet site is now live!

stoker_small200Our new website promoting the Bram Stoker Award® Banquet at World Horror Convention in Portland next May is now live. No word yet from the organizers about when banquet tickets will go on sale. Thanks go to our Platinum Sponsor, Samhain Horror (renewing for a third year and allowing us to once again webcast the event) and Supporting Sponsor JournalStone:

www.stokers2014.org

Jeff Strand to Emcee Bram Stoker Awards Banquet 2013

strand_jeff200The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is proud to announce Jeff Strand will emcee the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards Banquet and also act as Toastmaster at the World Horror Convention 2013. Both of these events are part of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend, to be held in New Orleans from 13-16 June 2013.

Jeff has emceed four of the past five Bram Stoker Awards banquets (he couldn’t make it to Brighton, dammit!), and is thrilled to be back for a fifth time. His books include Pressure (which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award but did not win), Dweller (which was …

Ramsey Campbell First Guest of Honor at Bram Stoker Awards Weekend 2013

campbell_ramsey200The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention and the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild.

The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce Ramsey Campbell as our first Guest of Honor for the Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend 2013, to be held in New Orleans from 13-16 June 2013. HWA President said, “Ramsey is a truly a …

First Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend 2013

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce JournalStone as a Supporting Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend 2013. The Weekend Convention will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana from 13-16 June 2013: http://www.stokers2013.org/ .

Christopher C. Payne, President of JournalStone (http://journalstone.com/) said, “It is both an honor and a pleasure to support the HWA. The members and Board have been instrumental in supporting JournalStone‘s fledging endeavor as a new publishing company. I can only hope that we as a publisher continue to live up to the expectations of the HWA and all of …

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