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Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced



Novel: THE FISHERMAN by John Langan

First Novel: HAVEN by Tom Deady

YA Novel: SNOWED by Maria Alexander

Graphic Novel: KOLCHAK... by James Chambers

Long Fiction: THE WINTER BOX by Tim Waggoner




Short Fiction: THE CRAWL SPACE by Joyce Carol Oates

Collection: THE DOLL-MASTER... by Joyce Carol Oates

Screenplay: THE VVITCH by Robert Eggers

Anthology: BORDERLANDS 6 edited by Thomas F. Monteleone and Olivia F. Monteleone

Nonfiction: SHIRLEY JACKSON... by Ruth Franklin

Poetry Collection: BROTHEL by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced

Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced

 
Scary Out There with Screamin Calhoun

Scary Out There with Screamin Calhoun

 
Horror in the Headlines: Using the News for Novel Ideas

Horror in the Headlines: Using the News for Novel Ideas

 

Recent Posts

HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. IV

The HWA is proud to announce that it will call for submissions from its members for the Poetry Showcase Volume IV beginning April 1, 2017. David E. Cowen will again be the editor for the volume. This year’s judges, along with David, will include Peter Salomon, Michael Collings and Lisa Morton.

Only HWA members (of any status) may submit. The reason for this can be found in the word “Showcase.” The HWA is very proud of the tradition of poetry in the horror genre and of the HWA’s support for poetry. This volume is designed to showcase the talents of …

Scary Out There with Screamin Calhoun

Scary Out There with Screamin Calhoun

Hello Horror Fanatics! Scary Out There recently sat down with Screamin Calhoun, the author of the Tombstones series (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016). Listen as Screamin discusses the inspiration behind his book series, his journey to publication, cemeteries, and more.

Screamin Calhoun is the author of the Tombstones book series. He is the caretaker of a cemetery in an undisclosed location, where he enjoys recording the unique stories of those who have come into contact with him. If you’re not careful, your story may be next. He can be found on Instagram at @tombstonesbooks.

Listen to the episode here!

Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dennis Etchison and Thomas F. Monteleone

Long Beach, CA, March 17, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces two Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2016. Dennis Etchison and Thomas F. Monteleone will both be on hand to accept their awards at StokerCon 2017 held April 27th-30th on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Both recipients have provided many years of dedicated commitment to HWA and the writing and publishing industry.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers,” Mr. Etchison, a former President of HWA, commented when informed he had won …

Horror Writers Association’s Mentor of the Year Award Winner

2016 Mentor of the Year Award – Linda Addison

 

Long Beach, CA, March 7, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces Linda Addison as winner of the 2016 Mentor of the Year Award. Addison is a distinguished poet and writer and will receive the award at StokerCon 2017 held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. “What a wonderful surprise,” Addison stated upon notification of the award. “I have always enjoyed sharing what I know with others.”

HWA presents the Mentor of the Year Award in recognition of a member who distinguishes herself in helping mentees, while serving in …

Horror Writers Association’s Silver Hammer Award Winner

2016 Silver Hammer Award – James Chambers

 

Long Beach, CA, March 7, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces James Chambers as the 2016 Silver Hammer Award recipient. Chambers will receive the award at StokerCon 2017 held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. “I enjoy the work I do for the HWA,” Chambers commented, “and I appreciate the opportunity to pitch in and help out the group and other writers.”

HWA presents the Silver Hammer Award in recognition of extraordinary volunteerism by a member who dedicates valuable time and effort to the organization. The award is determined by …

The Scholarship From Hell taking applications

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Horror Writers Association Sponsors Scholarship

Study with Celebrity Authors– Horror University

 

Long Beach, CA, March 3, 2017

The Horror Writers Association announces the 2017 Horror University Scholarship. The Scholarship from Hell is offered by the HWA and puts the recipient through an intensive, hands-on workshop offered through Horror University.  

This year’s Horror University will take place during StokerCon2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, from April 27-30. The winner of the Scholarship from Hell will receive domestic coach airfare (contiguous 48 states) to and from Long Beach, a four-night stay on the

2016 Specialty Press Award Winner – Omnium Gatherum

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Horror Writers Association’s 2016 Specialty Press Award

Omnium Gatherum – Kate Jonez

 

Long Beach, CA, March 1, 2017

The Horror Writers Association proudly announces Omnium Gatherum as the recipient of the 2016 Specialty Press Award. Each year the HWA recognizes the accomplishments of a noteworthy small press. The Specialty Press Award brings recognition to an outstanding publisher of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction.This year’s Specialty Press award will be presented during StokerCon2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, from April 27-30.

Omnium Gatherum means “this” and “that” in Latin. The publisher released its

Women in Horror Month Interview – Charlee Jacob

February is Women in Horror Month! The HWA is celebrating by posting interviews with award-winning authors. Following is an interview with Charlee Jacob, who won for Novel in 2005 (Dread in the Beast), Poetry Collection in 2005 (Sineater), Poetry Collection in 2007 (VECTORS: A Week in the Death of a Planet, co-written with Marge Simon), and Poetry Collection in 2013 (Four Elements, co-written with Linda Addison, Rain Graves, and Marge Simon).

Special thanks by Sanda Jelcic and Alessandro Manzetti for conducting this interview.

 

Tell us a little about your Bram Stoker Award-winning …

Women in Horror Month – Interview with Beth Gwinn

February is Women in Horror Month! The HWA is celebrating by posting interviews with award-winning authors. Following is an interview with Beth Gwinn, who won the Bram Stoker Award in 2001 for Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear.

 

Tell us a little about your Bram Stoker Award-winning work(s). Inspirations? Influences? Anecdotes about the writing or critical reaction?

BG: At the time of creating the book, it took over 10 years to have produced. Being the photographer for Locus helped me to be taken seriously.

Talk about winning the award – how surprised were you? Did winning pay off

Women in Horror Month – Interview with Sarah Langan

February is Women in Horror Month! The HWA is celebrating by posting interviews with award-winning authors. Following is an interview with Sarah Langan, who has won the Bram Stoker Award twice for her novels and once for short fiction.

Tell us a little about your Bram Stoker Award-winning work(s). Inspirations? Influences? Anecdotes about the writing or critical reaction?

SL: The Keeper, The Missing, and a short story called “The Lost” have all received Bram Stoker awards, for which I’m grateful. The Keeper was a book-of-the-month-club main selection in the US and UK. As it happens, it was the lowest …

Women in Horror Month – Interview with Sandra Kasturi

February is Women in Horror Month! The HWA is celebrating by posting interviews with award-winning authors. Following is an interview with Sandra Kasturi who won the Bram Stoker Award in 2000 for her work on the specialty press, Chiaroscuro Magazine.

 

Tell us a little about your Bram Stoker Award-winning work(s). Inspirations? Influences? Anecdotes about the writing or critical reaction?

 SK: Brett Savory and I and the Chiaroscuro Magazine (chizine.com) team won for editing back in… I think it was 2001? It feels like it was a different world back then. . . . We were at World …

2016 Richard Laymon Award Winner – Caren Hanten

The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Richard Laymon President’s Award will be presented to Caren Hanten. She will receive the award for her extraordinary volunteerism and dedication to HWA at StokerCon 2017, which is being held on the Queen Mary.

Instituted in 2000, the Richard Laymon President’s Award is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who passed away in 2000 while serving as HWA’s president. The honor is awarded by the current President of the HWA, Lisa Morton, and is presented to a member who has served HWA in an exemplary manner and shown exceptional dedication to the organization.…

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