HWA Awards

HWA is perhaps best known for the Bram Stoker Awards, which we present annually for outstanding horror writing in a number of different categories. But HWA gives various other awards as well. We realize that Horror is more than good writing. Very little of what we do would be possible without the many dedicated people who publish, sell, buy, and recommend our books. Please click on the links below to learn more about outstanding new horror and horror writers, as well as some of the many fine publishers, librarians, booksellers, and generous HWA volunteers who contribute to the health of dark literature.

  • THE BRAM STOKER AWARDS
    Presented annually for superior achievement in horror writing in twelve different categories, the Bram Stoker Awards are a well-recognized guide to the best new horror literature and film.

  • THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
    Presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. Many of Horror's great names have received this high honor.

  • THE HWA SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD
    Presented periodically to a small or specialty publisher who has made an outstanding contribution to Horror.

  • HWA'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS
    Presented on an occasional basis to one of the many dedicated member volunteers who make HWA possible.

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