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The Seers’ Table – October 2017

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Happy November! I love reading horror the most as Autumn turns to winter, and our Seers have some good reads lined up!

Lauren Salerno recommends:

Lauren kicks us off with a fantastic list of Latinx authors.

Lauren also recommends:

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon, UK, in 1974. She writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction, and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as

The Seers’ Table – September 2017

September is Self-Improvement Month, why not add new creative work to your life by exploring the following authors!

Janet Holden recommends:

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, and editor, and the co-publisher of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications.

Born in Estonia to an Estonian mother and Sri Lankan father, she now lives in Canada. She is the co-founder (with Helen Marshall) of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and the national Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Sandra’s work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, Prairie …

The Seers Table August 2017

The Seers Table

We’re heading for the dog days of summer! Time to relax with a good book. Here are our suggestions for this month:

Janet Holden recommends:

Angela Slatter is the author of the urban fantasy novels Vigil (2016) and Corpselight (2017), as well as eight short story collections, including The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and A Feast of Sorrows: Stories. She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a

The Seers’ Table – February 2017

The Seers Table!

Thank you for joining us at the Seers’ Table for February 2017. We have some wonderful recommendations for you this month. Welcome new Diverse Works Inclusion Committee members (The committee behind The Seers’ Table) Andrew Wolter, Lauren Candia, and Michael Paul Gonzalez.

Ace Antonio Hall recommends:

Darlene Black is Philadelphia-born, which she uses as the backdrop for her debut work, Necromancy. She is working on a second novel, Hollis Hill.






Necromancy: Mauly Basterville is a sophisticated architect, who is contemplating calling off …

January 2017 The Seers Table and changes to Diverse Works Inclusion Committee

Before we dive into this month’s column, we’re pleased to announce that Andrew Wolter, Lauren Candia and Michael Gonzales recently joined the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee. We’d also like to bid a fond farewell to exiting committee members Tom Calen and Ari Drew – we thank them for their invaluable service, and we also extend gratitude to our newest DWIC members for stepping up.

The Seers Table!

Happy New Year! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to step outside my reading comfort zones (I tend to go to the same authors over

The Seers Table – December 2016

The Seers Table!

As we brace ourselves to face the approaching cold season we need to support and celebrate diverse authors more than ever before. Please enjoy these recommendations from The Seers’ Table.

Linda Addison recommends:

Tonya Liburd is a multi-talented writer to keep an eye on, her fiction has been long listed in the 2015 Carter V. Cooper (Vanderbilt) Exile Short Fiction Competition. She shares a birthday with Simeon Daniel and Ray Bradbury, which may tell you a little something about her. Her passions are music (someday!) and of

The Seers Table – September 2016

The Seers Table!

Happy September! Take advantage of that back-to-school feeling by picking up some books by writers you haven’t read before! We have a fantastic selection of authors this month to choose from.

Linda Addison recommends:

Paula D. Ashe is a writer of dark fiction, who only feels comfortable writing about herself in third person. Originally from Ohio, she resides in Indiana with her wife and too many animals. Paula works as an instructor of English at a community college. She is also a Ph.D. student in American Studies at

The August 2016 installment of The Seers’ Table

The Seers Table!

Welcome to the August 2016 installment of The Seers’ Table—the HWA’s hub for highlighting stimulating and diverse voices in horror and dark fantasy. This month we’d like to suggest an exciting group of authors whose work will enrich your summer reading.

Ace Antonio Hall recommends:

Alaya Dawn Johnson is a two-time Nebula winner, and multi-award-winning author of six novels. The Summer Prince (2013), Alaya’s debut YA novel, is a heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. Her Web site

The Seers Table – May 2016

Welcome to the third installment of The Seers Table—the HWA’s new hub for highlighting exciting and diverse voices in the horror/dark fantasy genre! This month we’ve an excellent collection of authors, poets, and screenwriters, including the first ever winner of HWA/StokerCon’s Scholarship from Hell!

Tananarive Due


Southern California resident, Tananarive Due is a former Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College (2012-2014), where she taught screenwriting, creative writing and journalism.  She also teaches in the creative writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. The American Book Award winner and NAACP Image Award recipient is the author of twelve

The Seers Table – March 2016

The Seers Table – March 2016

Welcome to The Seers Table!

In late January, not long after the Bram Stoker Award® Initial Ballot was announced, HWA president Lisa Morton lamented the ballot’s lack of diversity. In response, Rena Mason and I separately suggested to Lisa the formation of a committee tasked with seeking out those voices in horror and dark fantasy that are underrepresented in not only the HWA, but in the genre and the publishing world in general.

Following a series of excited conversations, the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee (DWIC) was born.

The DWIC has one overarching goal—to introduce HWA members to new voices. Each …

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