HWA's chapters are a great way to meet more horror writers in your local area and get involved with local events. Our chapters organize and run events at major book festivals, horror conventions, signings and readings, and more. They host in-the-flesh meetings and also distribute online news, and we encourage all HWA members to get involved with their local chapter. See the list below to find your nearest chapter, or contact HWA's Chapter Administrator
. If you don't see a chapter in your area, we encourage you to consider starting one. Please read the HWA Chapter Handbook
for more information on how to set up a chapter.
HWA Regional Chapters
We have a lot of materials here that can help you set up a chapter or host an event:
HWA's Official Chapter Handbook:
For information on hosting an event:
Download the Event Guidelines
To request funding for a chapter event:
Materials for use at events:
|"I (Heart) Horror" poster to promote HWA's "Horror Selfies" campaign (sized 24"x36" - click for high-res version)
||Poster for use at comic conventions (sized 24"x36" - click for high-res version)
When the Horror Writers Association or one of its chapters appears at or produces an event, HWA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of our members at these events in any form. Members may report incidents of harassment to the chapter coordinator or an officer of the HWA to request review by the Board of Trustees. Members who violate these rules may be sanctioned or expelled by vote of HWA's Board of Trustees, per the organization's bylaws.