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2016 Bram Stoker Awards Timeline

The Bram Stoker Awards®


Please note the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards will be announced on January 20, 2017. The main timeline is as follows:

January 15: The Bram Stoker Awards Recommendation Sheet (http://www.horror.org/private/stokers/2016recs.php) closed to new Recommendations at midnight U.S. Pacific Time (Recs will not be accepted after this time). On the 17th, the Juries will forward their Submission choices to the Bram Stoker Awards Committee Co-Chairs.

January 20: Announcement of Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballots – announced on the HWA website, via Special IM, and on the HWA Facebook page. In …

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee Appointed

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee Appointed

In accordance with the rules regarding the Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) process, HWA President Lisa Morton has appointed the 2016 LAA Committee:

  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Erinn Kemper
  • Monica Kuebler
  • John Little (chair)
  • Joseph Nassise

The Committee will immediately begin discussions to determine 2016’s recipient(s).

If you would like to suggest someone for consideration to receive the 2016 LAA, please first review the rules and list of former winners.

When you are sure your suggested recipient meets the requirements and has not previously received the LAA, please contact Committee chair John Little at john.little@telus.net (please note “LAA Suggestion” in your subject …

How to Watch the Bram Stoker Awards® Ceremony

How to Watch the Bram Stoker Awards® Ceremony

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today released the link to the Bram Stoker Awards® ceremony live stream.

The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 PM PDT on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The ceremony is part of HWA’s inaugural StokerCon, which opened yesterday at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, and runs through Sunday, May 15.

Live Stream Link: http://www.onlineevent.com/bramstokerawards2016/

Awards include Superior Achievement in a Novel, First Novel, Short Fiction, Screenplay, and seven other categories. The ceremony will be emceed by author and seven-time host, Jeff Strand.…

The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

StokerCon-logo-red-whiteRon Breznay and Rena Mason, Co-Chairs, Bram Stoker Awards® Committee

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards (given out in 2016). The HWA (see www.horror.org) is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see www.horror.org/awards/stokers.htm).

The HWA Board and the Bram Stoker Awards Committee congratulate all those appearing on the Preliminary Ballot. Notes about the voting process appear after the ballot listing. The Preliminary Ballot is:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Bram Stoker Award® Winners

Bram Stoker Award® Winners

The Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the 2014 winners of the iconic Bram Stoker Award®.

Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. The HWA also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to living individuals who have made a substantial and enduring contribution to …

Final Ballot for Bram Stoker Awards® 2014

Final Ballot for Bram Stoker Awards® 2014

Horror Writers Association Reveals Final Ballot for Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the 2014 nominees for the iconic Bram Stoker Award®.

Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. The HWA also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to living …

Dark Regions Press Sponsors Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet 2015

Dark Regions Press Sponsors Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet 2015

stokertrophy250The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce Dark Regions Press as Supporting Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet, which is part of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be held on 9 May 2015. Full details are at the dedicated website: www.whc2015.org.

Chris Morey, Dark Regions Press’s Publisher (http://www.darkregions.com) said, “Dark Regions Press has been active in the industry since 1985, and we are honored to once again sponsor the HWA Bram Stoker Awards. As the leading association for horror writers and literature, …

Video Interview with Don D’Auria

Video Interview with Don D’Auria

The HWA interviews Bram Stoker Award nominee Don D’Auria of Samhain Publishing.

Don D’Auria has worked in publishing for twenty-five years, most recently as executive editor at Leisure Books, where for fifteen years he directed their horror line. Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, he was the quintessential horror kid, growing up on a steady diet of TV’s Chiller Theater on Friday nights, Creature Features on Saturday nights, and horror novels and Famous Monsters magazine the rest of the time. After earning a master’s degree in English from Columbia University, he dove into publishing, where he’s been lucky enough

Video Interview with Kami Garcia

Video Interview with Kami Garcia

The HWA interviews Bram Stoker Award nominee Kami Garcia.

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Novels and DANGEROUS CREATURES & the author of the instant New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker Award nominated novel UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED, in the Legion Series.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES released in theaters on February 14, 2013, from Warner Brothers.

Kami is fascinated by the paranormal, and she’s very superstitious. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be

Video Interview with William F. Nolan

Video Interview with William F. Nolan

The Horror Writers Association interviews Bram Stoker Award winner William F. Nolan.

Nolan is perhaps best known for coauthoring the novel Logan’s Run, with George Clayton Johnson, but has written literally hundreds of pieces, from poetry to nonfiction, to prose, for many publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Rogue, Playboy, Dark Discoveries, Nameless Digest, and others. He also had a long career in the movie industry, primarily working for Dan Curtis, and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.

Nolan has also been a prolific editor of collections (by others),

World Horror Con 2015 Buttons & Banners

World Horror Con 2015 Buttons & Banners

Let our fans know you’re going to be at World Horror Con 2015! More fans at the con means more book sales and more fun!

Greg Chapman, an HWA artist volunteer, has created buttons and banners you can put on your website, blog, Facebook banner, Twitter icon, etc. to show that YOU are going to WHC 2015! Even if you can’t go, you can help us spread the word of the convention to fans and your fellow professionals.

We invite you to show your WHC solidarity by posting one of these images on one or more of your social …

Bram Stoker Awards Video

Bram Stoker Awards Video

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® were handed out Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the annual Bram Stoker Awards® banquet. Active and Lifetime members of the organization chose the winners. The HWA is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,200 members. HWA has presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987.…

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