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Warning: Email Scam Alert


The HWA is aware members are being sent unsolicited emails from a company claiming they’ve selected people for a medical writing interview, or some variant. Of course, these did not originate and have not been okayed by the HWA. DO NOT REPLY!
Other writing organizations are also reporting their memberships have been targeted.
Sit tight, don’t reply, and our web team are looking into this now. We will make any further statements necessary as we discover more.


Looking for Interviewees for the 2022 Pride Series

A Point of Pride Interview Series 2022

The Horror Writers Association Social Media Team is proud to announce that we are once again, planning a Point of Pride interview series for 2022! Coming back for the second year, this series debuted in June 2021. This year, we’re asking for help from you!

We would like to interview an entirely new series of horror writers who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, to showcase an even broader slice of the diversity of horror writers. For that reason, no one who was interviewed last year will be interviewed in this series.


HWA Wants You! Run for President, Secretary or Trustee!

Want to help shape the HWA?  



This is the seat at the table you have been looking for!

The positions available for election this year are:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Three Trustees

If you are an Active and/or Lifetime level member and have been looking for ways to contribute to our organization, please consider running. This is one of the best opportunities to contribute and shape the Horror Writers Association community.

All election statements/platforms (along with a headshot) should be emailed to:  elections@horror.org


Please refer to Article VI of the Bylaws for details on how the …

StokerCon 2022 Souvenir Book Cover Reveal!

The HWA and StokerCon are pleased to reveal the cover for the StokerCon2022 Souvenir Book!
This amazing book is published by Burial Day, and the cover art is by the talented Kealan Patrick Burke.
Hope you can join us in Denver on May 12-15!

25% Off Other Terrors! 4/20 through 4/22

Wanted to share some exciting news! BN.com (Barnes and Noble) is running an online sale (25% off) on all print preorders (e-Books not included) of Other Terrors! Script: Big news! When you preorder a copy of #OtherTerrors between now and April 22nd at BarnesandNoble.com, you’ll get 25% off!

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology

An anthology of original horror stories edited by Bram Stoker Award® winners Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason that showcases authors from historically excluded backgrounds telling terrifying tales of what it means to be, or merely to seem,

2021 HWA Specialty Awards

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its various Specialty Awards.



The HWA is proud to announce our Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Jo Fletcher, Nancy Holder, and Koji Suzuki. Their awards will be given at this year’s StokerCon, happening in Denver, Colorado in May.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is 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.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most …

Don’t forget to submit to the HWA Calendar of Signings and Events!

Are you a member of the HWA have an upcoming book signing or appearance at an event? The deadline for submission is the 10th of every month to ensure it is included in the upcoming month’s newsletter. Submission can be entered via the event calendar submission form on the HWA members-only section of the website. Or, they can be emailed directly to HWACalendar@Gmail.com.

Please include the following information if emailing:

-Title of Event or signing

-Name of Author attending

-Date(s)/Time of event

-Full Address of event (Name of business, address, city, state, Zip)

-Brief description of the event

*If the …

Call for Submissions Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase IX

Call for submissions for Poetry Showcase Volume IX 

The HWA is proud to announce that it will call for submissions from its members for the Poetry Showcase Volume IX beginning April 1. Angela Yuriko Smith will be the editor for the volume. This year’s judges, along with Angela, will include Lee Murray and Maxwell I. Gold.  

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

Congratulations 2022 Scholarship from Hell winner Tracy Cross and Virtual Winner Rosemary Thorne!

Congratulations 2022 Scholarship from Hell winner Tracy Cross and Virtual Winner Rosemary Thorne!

The Horror Writers Association is pleased to announce its 2022 Scholarship from Hell winner, Tracy Cross!

Tracy Cross’s work has been featured in several podcasts, including ‘Nighty Night with Rabia Chaudry (advocate and author of the New York Times bestselling book “Adnan’s Story”). She also has had several stories published in mass-market anthologies. She is hoping to publish her first book, Rootwork, a folk horror homage to her late grandmother, in 2022. She describes her writing as “exciting stories with breadcrumbs” that lead the reader to an unexpected and rewarding ending. She lives in Washington, DC, is a …

StokerCon Update


Fifty days until StokerCon begins and we have another update.

Rooms in our reservation block at the Curtis Hotel, where we will hold the convention, are filling up. No rooms remain available for Wednesday. Rooms for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are over 80% booked.

Group Reservation Cutoff Date: Our discounted group rate cutoff is April 11, 2022. After that, rooms can be reserved based on hotel availability and at the normal hotel rate. Our group rate is $175 per night. The normal hotel rate starts at $300 per night.

If you haven’t reserved yet your room, we strongly …

StokerCon® 2022 Update

StokerCon® 2022 Update


We are roughly sixty days out from StokerCon. The entire con committee is working hard to produce a convention experience we hope everyone will enjoy. Three eventful years have passed since our last in-person StokerCon in 2019, and we could not be more thrilled at the opportunity to finally gather together with our many friends and colleagues in the beautiful city of Denver. Aside from what we anticipate will be a joyful reunion, we have some exciting updates to share.

  • We have released a major programming update, consisting of more than 30 panels, and more are in the works

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