Gothic Classics: The Castle of Otranto & The Old English Baron, the next volume from the HWA’s Haunted Library of Horror Classics!
With an introduction by Robert McCammon.
The series is edited by Leslie Klinger and Eric Guignard, and is published by Poisoned Pen Press.…
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The HWA is pleased to announce our Winter 2022 Horror University Online session!
From January 10th to March 7th, 2022, Horror University presents six workshops for horror writers everywhere interested in refining their writing, learning new skills and techniques, or perfecting their manuscript presentation. Full descriptions and registration information is available in the Horror University School on Teachable: https://horror-university.teachable.com/courses.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
The Winter 2022 Session includes:
January 10: Building Your Very Own Haunted House: How to Write Effective Ghost Stories with Gwendolyn Kiste.
January 24: Into the Dark Woods: Incorporate Fairy Tale Symbolism and …
It is a difficult day as we at the Horror Writers Association join the legions who mourn the loss of beloved author Anne Rice. A true titan in her field, her works have influenced several generations of readers and writers, and continue to do so.
May her works become as immortal as her Lestat, forever a gateway into her many unforgettable worlds.
Thank you for all you’ve given us.
Our best to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.
President, Horror Writers Association
In 2003, the Horror Writers Association awarded Anne Rice with the Lifetime Achievement …
Two (2) Volunteers for Horror University
The Horror University team needs two Assistant Coordinators to work with the Coordinators in planning, scheduling, and running Horror University Online and Horror University at StokerCon. The work will include gathering and compiling information from instructors about their workshops, such as images and support materials to set up classes.
Assistant Coordinators may also help with running actual workshops online or in-person as needed. The time commitment will be cyclical, requiring two to three hours per week for up to four weeks during the scheduling phase and one to two hours a week during a …
For those that don’t know me, I am your friendly neighborhood winged beast, quietly sleeping on a hoard of jewels, gold, and other assorted treasures far off in some dark mountainous place. Not really, but as your HWA Treasurer, it’s cool to think so, right?
I want to be the first to welcome you all to the Dragon’s Lair, a blog dedicated to candid conversations about the business of the Horror Writers Association where I’ll talk about everything from fundraising ideas, networking, branding, you name it! There will also be interviews from industry professionals and authors.
It is my hope …
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is proud to announce the addition of a brand new category in the Bram Stoker Awards®: Superior Achievement in a Middle-Grade Novel.
For purposes of this Award, Middle-Grade novels are defined as novels (see clause IVe) intended for the age group 8-13 with word length beginning at 25,000 words. A Middle-Grade novel that is deemed to be a ‘First Novel’ according to Rule IVf may qualify for consideration in the ‘First Novel’ category (see Rule IVr) if the author insists in writing that the work be considered for ‘First Novel’ rather than ‘Middle-Grade’ novel; otherwise, …
The Horror Writers Associations presents their eighth annual Poetry Showcase, featuring the best in never-before-published dark verse. Edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich with judges Angela Yurkio Smith and Sara Tantlinger, this year features the first Crystal Lake Poetry Contest winner, poems from Cynthia Pelayo, Lindy Ryan, Sarah Reed, Alicia Hilon, Corrinne DeWinter, Sumiko Saulson, Querus Abuttu, Carina Bissett, Lee Murray and many more poems from the talented members of the Horror Writers Association. Cover artwork by Robert Cabeen.
Winner of the HWA’s ROCKY WOOD SCHOLARSHIP in 2018, Joe Maddrey has recently released the fruit of those labors with the release of Adapting Stephen King Volume I: Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot and The Shining from Novel to Screenplay from McFarland press.
In a way, this book was an offshoot of two of my previous books. The first one was a biography of Stephen King, for which I read all of King’s published works. (Everyone says they’ve read all of King’s books… but they’re usually lying. I even made it through The …
The Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, is proud to announce the fourth annual Summer Scares Reading Program. Summer Scares is a reading program that provides libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers. It introduces readers and librarians to new authors and helps start conversations extending beyond the books from each list and promote reading for years to come.
Summer Scares is proud to announce their 2022 spokesperson as author Alma Katsu:
“I’m thrilled to be …