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The HWA Honors Indigenous Peoples Day

The HWA Honors Indigenous Peoples Day

 
Introduction to Latinx Heritage in Horror 2022

Introduction to Latinx Heritage in Horror 2022

 
A Point of Pride Series

A Point of Pride Series

 

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Thomas F. Monteleone Statement

The Board of Trustees for the Horror Writers Association does not condone hate speech in any way, shape, or form. We stand in support of our members’ right to feel safe, welcome, and above all else, respected. The Horror Writers Association condemns the recent words and actions of Thomas Monteleone and in accordance with our anti-harassment policies, The Board of Trustees has voted to ban Mr. Monteleone from attendance and participation in StokerCon 2023.

Furthermore, in respect to those same policies, the Board of Trustees has voted to ban Mr. Monteleone from attending our future events.

Lastly, the Board of …

Call for suggestions/nominations from HWA membership for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Horror Writers Association calls for suggestions and nominations from the membership for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually 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. The award is presented each year during HWA’s gala presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards at StokerCon.

To be eligible for this award, a candidate must either be at least sixty years of age by May 1 of the year of the award’s …

Message from the Board of Trustees regarding the Preliminary Ballot

The Horror Writers Association has been made aware of issues surrounding the receipt of the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot. While many subscribed to our mailing list have reported email notification of the Preliminary Ballot this morning between 11 and 12 Eastern Standard Time, some still have not received the ballot. Officers of the organization are looking into the matter with our administrators to ensure equal distribution of vital information, such as Bram Stoker Awards® Ballots, in the future.

You can help us with the investigation into what happened by:
• checking your inbox and your junk mail,
• …

The 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see https://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with more than 1,800 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/

Works on this ballot are not referred to as “nominees” or “finalists.” Only works appearing on the Final Ballot may be referred to as “nominated works” and their authors as “finalists.” 

The HWA Board and the Bram Stoker Awards® Committee congratulate all those appearing on

OLD WIVES’ TALE

Trigger Warning: This article addresses mental health.

 

Cindy O’Quinn is a four-time HWA Bram Stoker Award-nominated writer. Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, now living and writing on the old Tessier Homestead in northern Maine.

Complete List of 2022 Black Heritage Series Interviewees

As we prepare to roll out the 2023 Black Heritage Month Interview, let’s stop and take a look back at our first year of interviews from 2022.

Introduction by Linda Addison

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Linda Addison

Click Here to Read Linda’s Interview

Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of five collections, including The Place of Broken Things written with Alessandro Manzetti, & How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, and the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®. She is a recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA Mentor of …

The Seers’ Table January 2023

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

You can see any of The Seers’ Table posts since inception (March 2016) by going to the HWA main page and selection menu item “Our Blogs / Diverse Works.”

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Headshot Photo Credit: Adrienne Giles

Lamar Giles is the author of a wide range of books for young readers, as well as a founding member of We Need Diverse Books, which advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

He is a two-time …

Recommendations Sought for 2023 HWA Black Heritage Interview Series

Planning is underway for the 2023 HWA Black Heritage Interview Series. This will be our second year for the groundbreaking series, and as with all of our interview showcases, we like to interview fresh voices every year.

With that in mind, we’d like to ask members to nominate (self-nomination is acceptable and encouraged) authors of African heritage who write horror, dark fantasy, horror poetry, or any of the horror-related genres (including non-fiction) who were not interviewed in 2022.

To nominate (or self-nominate) please send an email to me, Sumiko Saulson, HWA Social Media Manager, at sumikoska@yahoo.com

The email should include

Carina Bissett reads from POETRY SHOWCASE IX

Carina Bissett joins us today with a reading of their poem, “A Lacing of Lavender” from Poetry Showcase IX.

If you haven’t purchased your copy yet of the newest Poetry Showcase, it’s just one click away. Better yet, collect the whole series! Reviews and shares are always welcome.

Carina Bissett is a writer and poet working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including What Remains, Upon a Twice Time, Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales, Arterial

SERPENT’S WAKE: ADDRESSING TRAUMA AND RECOVERY

Trigger Warning: This article addresses mental health

An interview with L.E Daniels

This month on Holistic Horrors, the Wellness Committee is pleased to welcome author-editor L.E. Daniels (Lauren Elise) to talk about her novel Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten, a beautiful and powerful novel which addresses themes of mental illness and recovery.

A Rhode Islander living in Australia, Lauren Elise Daniels earned her MFA in Creative Writing with Emerson College in the 1990s. Her novel, Serpent’s Wake: A Tale for the Bitten was published in 2018. With Geneve Flynn, she co-edited Aiki Flinthart’s legacy anthology, Relics, Wrecks

Madison McSweeney reads from POETRY SHOWCASE IX

Madison McSweeney joins us today with a reading of their poem, “Cannibal Mutant Maneating Spider” from Poetry Showcase IX.

If you haven’t purchased your copy yet of the newest Poetry Showcase, it’s just one click away. Better yet, collect the whole series! Reviews and shares are always welcome.

Madison McSweeney is the author of The Doom That Came to Mellonville (Filthy Loot), The Forest Dreams With Teeth (Demain Publishing), and the poetry collection Fringewood (Alien Buddha Press). Her short fiction has appeared in American Gothic Short Stories and Zombie Punks F*ck Off. She

Corinne Hughes reads from POETRY SHOWCASE IX

Corinne Hughes joins us today with a reading of their poem, “Meadows” from Poetry Showcase IX.

If you haven’t purchased your copy yet of the newest Poetry Showcase, it’s just one click away. Better yet, collect the whole series! Reviews and shares are always welcome.

Corinne Hughes is a queer poet and fiction writer. Her work has been supported by Tin House and the National Book Foundation. Her poetry can be found in Passengers Journal, Cathexis Northwest Press, Cirque Journal, Grim and Gilded, and is forthcoming in the next SMEOP anthology by

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