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Horror Roundtable 5 – The Editor and The Writer

When: November 18-24, 2012
Time: 3pm Pacific Daylight Time (use the Time Zone Convertor to find your local time)

The Editor and The Writer (a view of both sides of the creation coin, as Jason V Brock put it when posing the idea – thanks Jason!).

What’s it like, as a writer, to have your work selected and shaped by an editor? And as an editor, what are the perils and rewards of editing the work of others? Are writers under any obligations to self-edit and get work into a professional shape before they submit anywhere? What about editors who

Halloween Haunts: A Halloween Primer for Horror Writers by Lisa Morton

As a Halloween expert, I’ve been asked to do a lot of interesting things. I’ve been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about the proliferation of sexy Halloween costumes, I’ve jabbered away on the supplements for the Blu-ray release of the movie Trick ‘r Treat, and I’ve been asked by writer and editor friends to fact-check works of Halloween fiction.

Most horror writers love Halloween (of course!), and I’m betting most of them know more about the holiday than the average joe. They’ve seen the yearly documentaries, they’ve read enough Halloween-themed fiction to fill a haunted house, and maybe …

Halloween Haunts: Specialty Press Award Spotlight–Roy Robbins and Bad Moon Books

Roy Robbins and Bad Moon Books received the 2011 HWA Specialty Press of the Year Award.

1. How would you describe Bad Moon Books?

We are a bookseller and publisher who specialize in horror and dark fiction.

2. Tell us about how Bad Moon Books came into existence.

I am a big fan of the genre. I started out as a collector and was buying from some of the existing small presses in the late 70’s such as Dark Harvest, Scream Press, Ziesing, and the like. I figured out that if I purchased 5 copies of a title, …

Halloween Haunts: Making Halloween Mean Something by J.G. Faherty

Well, our favorite holiday of the year is fast approaching, and as always my writerly mind turns to thoughts of promotion. Or at least it did, back in August, when I started looking around for themed events in the local area where I could sign and sell books. I’ve done this before, appearing at fright fests and books stores, either alone or with other writers.

Then something happened that changed my focus.

I did a young adult reading at one of our local libraries. Now, at the time, I was just getting started in putting together some ideas for articles …

Italian Horror Web Magazine “Maman Brigitte” Available

From Il Posto Nero, the Italian HWA Blog, the new Web Magazine Maman Brigitte is available, downloadable in free pdf format, with works by John Everson, Lisa Mannetti, Rain Graves, Lisa Morton, Corrine De Winter, an interview with Nate Kenyon, and many works by Italian Horror Writers and others contents.

All content is in Italian.

Check it out!

HWA at BEA 2009

For the second time in its history, the Horror Writers Association exhibited at BookExpo America, held May 29th through the 31st at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. Several HWA members – including Deborah LeBlanc, Alexandra Sokoloff, Ellen Datlow, Gary Frank, Kim Paffenroth, Connie Corcoran-Wilson, Jameson Currier, and Vince Liaguno – participated in book signing events during the convention, successfully placing their titles in front of booksellers, librarians, and new readers alike.

BookExpo America is the publishing industry’s largest event with literally thousands of publishers, authors, booksellers, and agents under one roof. After last year’s successful West Coast event, …

Bloodletting Wins Specialty Press Award

larry-debra-robertsThe Horror Writers Association is pleased to announce that the 2009 Specialty Press Award has been awarded to Bloodletting Press.

Bloodletting Press is based in Modesto, California and is run by Larry Roberts and his wife, Debra Roberts. They have been publishing fine limited edition books since 2002. Their titles are all highly prized by both collectors and readers alike.

Recently, Bloodletting has formed a new imprint, Morning Star Books as well as a joint venture with Delirium Books for very high-end collectible books, Infernal House Books.

Bloodletting and Delirium have also collaborated to create the Horror Mall, one …

First Stoker Weekend Guests Announced!

Stoker Weekend co-chairs John R. Little and Lisa Morton are pleased to announce the first four Guests of Honor for the HWA Stoker Weekend to be held June 12-14, 2009, at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, CA.

Richard Matheson is a legend in the horror field. His groundbreaking work includes the classic novels I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return, Hell House, and many others. In addition to penning countless short stories, many of his works have been turned into movies – including several where Matheson wrote …

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