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HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

Darren Shan Interviewed by Dave Jeffery

Darren Shan Interviewed by Dave Jeffery

Scary Out There with Sarah Rees Brennan

Scary Out There with Sarah Rees Brennan


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Black Lives Matter


We believe horror is best kept in fiction.

But we know it’s not. Remaining silent is not an option.

Black Lives Matter.

In writing. In art. Everywhere.

We stand with the Black community against
the too many injustices they’ve endured.

We can make a difference, through our words,
through our writing, through our actions.

We must stand together for what is right.

Racism has no place in this world.

–The HWA Board of Trustees

FAQs About HWA’s Health Insurance Partnership With LIG Solutions

On June 10, the Horror Writers Association and a coalition of book and publishing industry organizations announced a health insurance partnership with Lighthouse Insurance Group (LIG) Solutions.

To help members understand the partnership and what it means for them, HWA has created this frequently asked questions document based on a FAQ created by the American Booksellers Association. For questions not answered here, please contact HWA Administrator Brad Hodson at admin@horror.org.

The Seers’ Table June 2020

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Ready to head into Summer Reading? This month’s Seers’ Table has some suggestions!

Linda Addison recommends:

LaShawn M. Wanak lives in Wisconsin with her husband and son. Her works have been published in Fireside MagazineFIYAH, and many others. She is the editor of GigaNotoSaurus and reviews books for Lightspeed Magazine. Writing stories keeps her sane. Also, pie.

Author photo by Al Bogdan at Confusion 2020.

Her story, “Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good,” was published in Apex Magazine, Issue 120, and …

The Seers’ Table May 2020

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Kate Maruyama here doing what Linda has affectionately named “The Gathering” for The Seers’ Table this month. We have a bit more time on our hands for reading, and I’m excited to present this month’s recommendations from our group.

We hope you are staying safe and reading and writing tons.

Linda Addison Recommends:

Cindy O’Quinn is an Appalachian writer who grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. Cindy is the author of the novel, Dark Cloud on Naked Creek, and the dark poetry collection, Return to Graveyard Dust. …

Winners — Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners after a ceremony held via Live Stream. “This year’s winners reflect a great showing of impressive works from a wide range of competitive finalists,” said John Palisano, HWA President. “This year’s winners truly represent a broad spectrum of titles in the horror and dark fantasy. HWA members and awards juries have again shown objectivity and dedication to the selection process for outstanding works of literature, cinema, non-fiction, and poetry.”

We proudly provide the list of talented …

Streamed Readings Scheduled for April 18!

Watch them on the HorrorWriters Youtube Channel. Some of Horror’s finest writers present their work via video. Stop by and join the viewing. And don’t forget that tonight (4/18/20) is the Bram Stoker Award® winner announcements!

3:30 p.m.

  • Ann Dávila Cardinal (Young Adult Novel) reading from Five Midnights
  • Liana Gardner (Young Adult Novel) reading from Speak No Evil

3:45 p.m.

  • John Langan (Fiction Collection) reading from Sefira and Other Betrayals

4:00 p.m.

  • Sarah Read (First Novel) reading from The Bone Weaver’s Orchard
  • Donna Lynch (Poetry Collection) reading

The Seers’ Table April 2020

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

April contains National Grilled Cheese Day; enjoy some new authors with your sandwich.

Linda Addison introduces:

Violette L. Meier is a supernatural fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi writer. She is also a poet, folk artist, and spiritual revolutionary. The great-granddaughter of a dream interpreter, Violette is a lover of all things supernatural and loves to write paranormal, fantasy, and horror. She is always working on something new and is the author of five novels, two short story collections, two children’s books, two volumes of poetry, and a book of inspirational quotes.…

Haunted Library of Horror Classics


The Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of SourceBooks, present the Haunted Library of Horror Classics, a line of reissued classic horror literature books from over the past 250 years. These books are recognized as literary masterpieces of their era and are either remembered today only through distorted theatrical or movie versions, have been relegated to academic study, or have otherwise been nearly forgotten entirely.

Series editors Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger now bring back these seminal titles of the genre, making them easily available to modern readers!…

HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

HWA Librarian’s Day Postponed

In light of the CDC request to cancel all gatherings of 50+ people until mid-May,

HWA Librarian’s Day is being moved to November 12th, 2020.

We will be at the same location, and anticipate providing the same exceptional line-up of authors, panelists, and sponsors. We hope you will be able to join us in November!

If you have a scheduling conflict, please don’t hesitate to ask for a refund. We will be happy to refund your money! We want everyone to stay healthy first and foremost. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to delving into the depths …

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