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Latinx Horror: Interview with Estaban Reyes

E. Reyes is the author of the novel The House on Moon Creek Avenue, and the anthologies Devil’s Hill, Strange Tales of the Macabre, and The Halloween Grindhouse. His works are included in Pulp Harvest (edited by Nick Harper), Latinx Screams (edited by Cina Pelayo and V. Castro), and Trump: Utopia or Dystopia? (edited by JF Garrard and Jen Frankel). Reyes lives in the city Devil’s Hill is based on with his wife and three kids, keeping it spooky.

What inspired you to start writing?

I was inspired by the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. …

Setting Up a Social Media Program for HWA Chapters

by Alp Beck, James Chambers, Amy Grech, and Ben Monroe

One of the great resources of the HWA lies in the regional chapters. Having local folks working on the same sorts of projects is a great way to brainstorm, ask advice, and stay accountable to your writing goals. But what about promotion? How can the regional chapters help their members to promote their works? While the global HWA has promotional opportunities for all members, not a lot has been done by the regional chapters.

Many hands make short work, as the saying goes. So if you’re a member of a …

Scholarship Announcement 2021

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) offers a variety of scholarships and grants to assist writers looking to pursue a career as a writer of horror fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. We also have an endowment program for libraries looking to expand their young adult reading programs. This year, the HWA awarded 14 scholarships/grants/endowments, with a total value of $10,500 (USD).

The HWA is pleased to announce the winners of each award.

The Horror Writers Association Scholarship

Shannon DeAnne Lawrence

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over …

Other Terrors Anthology Announces Line-Up

It’s been a long road, but the day is finally upon us. After many months of reading and re-reading member submissions and editorial deliberations for the HWA’s upcoming OTHER TERRORS: AN INCLUSIVE ANTHOLOGY project, we are pleased to make this final, exciting announcement.

We are thrilled to announce that although we were slated to select five member submissions, we worked hard to open up space for ten, doubling the presence of HWA members in our TOC. 22 short stories, 2 poems, 15 female contributors, 9 male—each bringing a unique perspective to this universal theme of “otherness” from the diversity of …

Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

Latinx Heritage in Horror Intro by two-time Bram Stoker Awards® nominated poet and author Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo

This is a wonderful time to recognize the works and accomplishments of the diverse Latinx horror authors in our community. The horror writing community includes writers with heritage from various Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and more. Some of our horror writers were born and raised in their country of origin and many were born and raised in the United States, or elsewhere. All of our writers have completely unique and important stories to …

StokerCon 2022 in Denver – Registration Open

Announcing the @StokerCon website launch for StokerCon22! May 12-15, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Buy your tickets online now! This year, we will have a hybrid convention, and convention goers can attend online or in person.


Thanks to our multi-talented graphic designer and web designer, Gabrielle Faust, for the amazing job she did on the beautiful site. From creating original graphics, to collecting images from past StokerCons, to programming, she did it all. We love the wonderful logo she designed for us this year.

2022 will be our third StokerCon since the start of the pandemic and the first …

Special Ad Rate for the October Issue of the HWA Newsletter

Special Ad Rate for the October Issue of the HWA Newsletter

The HWA Newsletter is offering special rates on ads for the October Issue! The October issue is always jam-packed with lots of goodies (columns, special articles, puzzles, photos, artwork, poems), so you don’t want to miss out on advertising in it!

The ad deadline for the October issue is September 20.…

The Seers’ Table September 2021

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

You can see any of The Seers’ Table posts since inception (March 2016) from the menu item “Diverse Works’ on the top of the HWA main page.

Tish Jackson introduces:

Megan Giddings is a serious writer. An MFA graduate of Indiana University, she has published several chapbooks (Arcade Seventeen and The Most Dangerous Game) and is a lover of peonies, with shorts appearing in The Offing. Megan is currently a senior features editor for The Rumpus and prior Executive Editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She is a

Officer Candidate Statements 2021

As Autumn approaches and we are all eager to celebrate the season, this also signals the time of year for the HWA’s annual elections. Up this year are four Trustee positions as well as the offices of Vice President and Treasurer. Please read the statements of the following candidates carefully.

Links to the ballot will be sent out on or around September 7, 2021 to our Active and Lifetime members, with a due date of September 15th, 2021.

The elected officers shall hold their respective offices for terms of two years, beginning on November 1 and ending on October 31.…

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