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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 …

Cover and TOC reveal for SCARY OUT THERE

Cover and TOC reveal for SCARY OUT THERE

scary-out-there-9781481450706_hrHWA’s next anthology, Scary Out There, will be published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on August 30, 2016. The book will be released in both hardback ($18.99) and e-book ($10.99).

Scary Out There was edited by Jonathan Maberry, and features this stellar line-up:

1.     Introduction by Jonathan Maberry
2.     Brenna Yovanoff, “The Doomsday Glass”
3.     Carrie Ryan, “What Happens to Girls Who Disappear”
4.     Cherie Priest, “The Mermaid Aquarium”
5.     Ellen Hopkins,“As Good As Your Word”
6.     Rachel Tafoya, “Invisible Girl”
7.     Zac Brewer, “Death and Twinkies”
8.     Linda Addison, “Secret Things: Poems”
9.     Josh Malerman, …

New Horror Anthology for Teens from HWA

New Horror Anthology for Teens from HWA

hwa_news214x164It’s scary out there. Especially if you’re a teen. It’s a frightening world, and we live in troubling times. Globally, locally, even in the safety of our own bedrooms.

It’s about to get a lot scarier.

The Horror Writers Association and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will launch “Scary Out There,” an anthology of all-original horror stories for young adults, written by an incredible line-up of world-class bestsellers. New York Times bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award® winner Jonathan Maberry has gathered together a veritable who’s who of A-listers to tell stories that explore what horror means to …

BLOOD LITE II edited by HWA Member Kevin J. Anderson Hits Mass Market

BLOOD LITE II the HWA anthology edited by Kevin J. Anderson combines horror and humor for a quick and quirky read. It’s now available in a Mass Market version, along with the previously available Paperback and Kindle editions.

Can a killer’s basement blood-feast be a tax write-off (under Entertainment)? Not if Vlad the IRS agent nails him first in Heather Graham’s “Death and Taxes.”

What does a pack of hungry she-wolves do to solve their man troubles? Ladies Night Out takes a wicked turn in “Dog Tired (of the Drama!)” by L. A. Banks.

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HWA Members Enjoy a Second Dose of ‘Blood Lite’

HWA President Deborah LeBlanc unveiled the table of contents for the next official HWA anthology, Blood Lite 2. The sequel to 2008’s bestselling collection of humorous horror is again being edited by New York Times-bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and promises double the horror — and double the laughs!

On behalf of the entire HWA Board, President LeBlanc offered her heartfelt congratulations to everyone who made the cut for Blood Lite 2:

  • Death and Taxes | Heather Graham
  • Table for Two | Jeff Ryan
  • Treatment | J.A. Konrath
  • Dead Clown Séance | Christopher Welch
  • The Day the

HWA Books

SINCE 1990, HWA HAS PRODUCED A SERIES OF “HWA PRESENTS” ANTHOLOGIES edited by a few of our more prestigious members and published in hardcover, mass-market or trade paperback by various publishers. Most have also had signed, limited hardcover editions.

These anthologies present new stories by the members of the Horror Writers Association — only members may submit stories. However, our newest, rawest, and youngest members compete for space on an equal basis with our established stars — and sometimes win, as we’ve had first sales in most of the volumes so far.

In addition, in 1997 HWA produced a volume …

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