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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.…

The Winners of the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®

The Winners of the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®

stokertrophy250The Horror Writers Association would like to congratulate the following authors and editors for their superior achievements. The association handed out the Bram Stoker Awards® at the annual award banquet on May 10, 2014, at the World Horror Convention in Portland.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

  • R.L. Stine
  • Stephen Jones

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

    Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A FIRST NOVEL

    Rena Mason – The Evolutionist (Nightscape Press)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

    Joe McKinney – Dog Days (JournalStone)

FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Caitlin R. Kiernan – Alabaster:
Bram Stoker Awards Nominee List

Bram Stoker Awards Nominee List

stoker-award-photoThe 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.

The list below honors all the nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Joe Hill – NOS4A2 (William Morrow)
    Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)
    Lisa Morton – Malediction (Evil Jester Press)
    Sarah Pinborough and
HWA 2013 Specialty Press Award Goes to Gray Friar Press

HWA 2013 Specialty Press Award Goes to Gray Friar Press

stokertrophy250Gray Friar Press, of Whitby, U.K., will receive the Horror Writers Association’s Specialty Press Award for 2013. The Award will be presented during the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet, to be held this during the World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon, on May 10, 2014.

The annual Specialty Press Award recognizes a publisher outside the mainstream New York City publishing community that specializes in dark-themed fiction. Winners are typically “small presses” specializing in limited editions, small print runs, or the work of new and relatively unknown authors. The winner of the award is determined by a majority vote of the Horror …

Norman Rubenstein to receive the Hammer Award from HWA

Norman Rubenstein to receive the Hammer Award from HWA

normrubensteinThe Horror Writers Association periodically gives the Hammer Award (also known as the Silver Hammer Award) to an HWA volunteer who has done a truly massive amount of work for our organization, often unsung and behind the scenes. It was instituted in 1996, and is decided by a vote of HWA’s Board.

The award is so named because it represents the careful, steady, continuous work of building HWA’s “house” — the many institutional systems that keep the organization functioning on a day-to-day basis. The award itself is a chrome-plated hammer with an engraved plaque on the handle. The chrome hammer …

JG Faherty to receive The Richard Laymon President’s Award from Horror Writers Association

JG Faherty to receive The Richard Laymon President’s Award from Horror Writers Association

Faherty_bioThe Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service was instituted in 2000 and is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2000 while serving as the Horror Writer’s Association’s President. As its name implies, it is given by the HWA’s sitting President. The Award is presented to a volunteer who has served HWA in an especially exemplary manner and has shown extraordinary dedication to the organization.

HWA’s President Rocky Wood has chosen JG Faherty to receive the 2013 Award. Rocky said, “JG (Greg) is one of the hardest working volunteers the HWA has ever had. In the past two …

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

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Stephen Jones lives in London, England. He is the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, four Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards, as well as being a recipient of twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Hugo Award nominee.

A former television producer/director and genre movie publicist and consultant (the first three Hellraiser movies, Night Life, Nightbreed, Split Second, Mind Ripper, Last Gasp etc.), he is the co-editor of Horror: 100 Best Books, Horror: Another 100 Best Books, The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales, Gaslight & Ghosts, Now We Are Sick, H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

stoker-award-photoThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see WWW.HORROR.ORG ) 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 (see HTTP://WWW.HORROR.ORG/AWARDS/STOKERS.HTM).

“We are proud to present a particularly notable slate of nominees this year, showing the horror genre is strong and popular,” Rocky Wood, the HWA’s President, said.

IMPORTANT: Voting begins on 2/28 and ends on 3/15. Only Active and Lifetime members can vote.

The nominees are:

Superior

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

The 2013 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

stokertrophy250The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballots for the 2013 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see WWW.HORROR.ORG ) is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,100 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see HTTP://WWW.HORROR.ORG/AWARDS/STOKERS.HTM).

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

UPDATE: The preliminary ballot is now closed for 2013.

The Preliminary Ballots are:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Michaelbrent Collings
2012 Bram Stoker Award® Posters

2012 Bram Stoker Award® Posters

HWA’s favorite artist Greg Chapman just made these fabulous posters to announce the winners and nominees in each category. Click on each one to view the larger, high-resolution (300 dpi) image. These are free to use and share; if you would like a file for use in producing a poster, please contact Greg.

NOVEL FIRST NOVEL YOUNG ADULT NOVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL LONG FICTION
SHORT FICTION SCREENPLAY ANTHOLOGY FICTION COLLECTION
NON-FICTION POETRY
Video Interview with Ramsey Campbell

Video Interview with Ramsey Campbell

Guest of Honor Ramsey Campbell is interviewed during the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend/World Horror Convention 2013 in New Orleans.

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