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Self-Published Works Accepted for Membership Qualification

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hwa-logo214x164The HWA’s referendum on including self-published work in membership qualification for our Active and Affiliate levels closed on July 23. The referendum passed by a significant margin.

The changes apply from July 24, 2014. New ByLaws and Membership Qualifications have been issued.

Apply for membership here: http://horror.org/joining-the-hwa/ (To qualify for Active as a self published author you must have proven earnings of $2000 from a single work within two years of publication; for Affiliate the requirement is $200).

In effect this means a self-published work will qualify an author if the work earns the same as a non self-published work. Those earning levels are $200 for Affiliate Status (semi-pro) and $2000 for Active Status (professional).

HWA’s President Rocky Wood said, “We are pleased to be leading the way in recognizing self-published authors who earn the same as mainstream, independent and specialty press authors. Self published authors are an important part of the very vibrant horror and dark fiction community and we welcome them at all levels of the Horror Writers Association.”

Questions to: membership@horror.org.

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