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February 16, 2018

2017 Silver Hammer Award Winner – KENNETH CAIN

Silver Hammer Award – KENNETH CAIN The Horror Writers Associations is pleased to announce that Kenneth Cain has been chosen for the 2017 Silver Hammer Award. The HWA presents the Silver Hammer Award in recognition of extraordinary volunteerism by a member who dedicates valuable time and effort to the organization. The award is determined by…

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February 16, 2018

2017 Richard Laymon President’s Award Winner – GREG CHAPMAN

Richard Laymon President’s Award – GREG CHAPMAN Instituted in 2000, the Richard Laymon President’s Award is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2000 while serving as the Horror Writers Association’s President. As its name implies, it is given by the HWA’s sitting President. The Award is presented to a volunteer who has…

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February 16, 2018

2017 Mentor of the Year Award Winner – ANGEL LEIGH McCOY

Mentor of the Year Award – ANGEL LEIGH McCOY The Mentor of the Year Award was established in 2016 to recognize a writer who has offered extraordinary service to the Horror Writers Association’s Mentor Program, which pairs newer writers with more established writers. Mentors work with their mentees on developing their craft and their business,…

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February 12, 2018

StokerCon 2018 Progress Report #4

Click here to read Progress Report #4.

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February 9, 2018

StokerCon 2018 Progress Report #3

Click here to read our third Progress Report. 

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February 5, 2018

The 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association announces the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy. “This year’s slate of nominees truly demonstrates the breadth and quality of the horror genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. “Once again, our members and…

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February 4, 2018

StokerCon 2018 Progress Report #2

StokerCon Progress Report #2 includes information on pitch sessions and promotional materials – CLICK HERE to enjoy!

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January 26, 2018

StokerCon 2018 Progress Report #1

Progress Report #1 includes an interview with Jeff Strand, tips on booking your hotel reservation, and more – CLICK HERE to enjoy!

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January 18, 2018

The 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced

The 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballots for the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see www.horror.org ) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,300 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in…

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January 7, 2018

2017 Specialty Press Award Winners ERASERHEAD PRESS and INDEPENDENT LEGIONS PUBLISHING

Specialty Press Award (tie) – ERASERHEAD PRESS and INDEPENDENT LEGIONS PUBLISHING The annual Specialty Press Award recognizes a publisher outside the mainstream New York City publishing community that specializes in dark-themed fiction. Winners are typically “small presses” specializing in limited editions, small print runs, or the work of new and relatively unknown authors. The winner…

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