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Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

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Special Ad Rate for the October Issue of the HWA Newsletter

The HWA Celebrates Pride Month

The HWA Celebrates Pride Month


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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.…

This October, Halloween Haunts rises again!

From October 1 through October 31, the Horror Writers Association will host an online event to celebrate the month of Halloween and help horror readers and horror writers connect at the eeriest time of the year.

All HWA members are invited to participate in this series of daily blog posts, book excerpts, and more. Halloween Haunts offers HWA members a place to share Halloween anecdotes and stories to connect with new readers, spread the word about members’ new works, and raise the profile of the horror genre and the HWA.

You can find past posts on our Halloween blog: https://horror.org/category/halloween/……

Cover Reveal and TOC Announcement for Poetry Showcase Vol. 8

The HWA is pleased to reveal the cover and table of contents for its Poetry Showcase Volume 8!

Edited by Stephanie Wytovich, Volume 8 features brand new dark poetry from members of the HWA.

Special thanks to Stephanie for her amazing efforts, as well as to Sara Tantlinger and Angela Yuriko Smith for acting as this year’s judges.

Thank you also to Robert Payne Cabeen, who not only has a poem in the volume but also did the fantastic cover art:

The top three poets this year are Ingrid L. Taylor, Lee Murray, and Brenda S. Tolian. Their work will …

#DisneyMustPay Task Force Begins Outreach to All Comic Book Creators Looking for Missing Royalties

The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is expanding its focus and reaching out to all comic book and graphic novel creators who may be missing royalty statements and payments from Disney and its companies.

“Writers, artists, illustrators, letterers, and other artists are valued members of the creative teams that produce art and literature that is enjoyed by millions,” said Mary Robinette Kowal, Task Force Chair. “We are inviting these talented artists to share their stories and we will fight for them to receive the money that is owed to them.”

All potentially affected writers and artists should contact the Task Force …

New Haunted Library Release!

The Horror Writers Association presents the Haunted Library of Horror Classics!

The next volume in the Haunted Library of Horror Classics series—The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers—is now available for purchase!

The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers, first published in 1895. The book is named after a play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories.

The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book has been described by critics as a classic in the …

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