The 2019 Bram Stoker Award® Winners

Los Angeles, April 18, 2020 The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s […]

5th Annual Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition Finalists Announced

FINAL FRAME, in conjunction with StokerCon™ and the Horror Writers Association, is proud to present the twelve fantastic finalists for our fifth annual horror short film competition. This year’s program is a madcap mixtape exploring horrors from around the world, expressions of our deepest fears through unconventional and uncompromising visions. 2020 FINALISTS(in alphabetical order) CHANGELING9 min. 30 sec. / 2019 / […]

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Specialty Press Award

THE HWA SPECIALTY PRESS AWARD is presented periodically to a specialty publisher whose work has substantially contributed to the horror genre, whose publications display general excellence, and whose dealings with writers have been fair and exemplary. The award was instituted in 1997, largely due to the efforts of long-time HWA member and specialty press afficianado Peter Crowther. About the Award […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. The award is presented each year during HWA’s gala presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards. WHO MAY RECEIVE THE AWARD? To […]

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Final Frame Grand Prize Winner

FINAL FRAME A Horror Short Film Competition presented by StokerCon If there’s one thing that unites us, it is darkness. Horror cinema has long been a medium used to explore the most savage sides of society and expose our collective paranoias and fears. It is within that darkness that we seek out those flickers of light, some hope or understanding, […]

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The 2019 Bram Stoker Award® Winners

Los Angeles, April 18, 2020 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 […]

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HWA Announces Bram Stoker Awards DAY!

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. (PST) on April 18th, the Horror Writers Association presents readings from Bram Stoker Award-nominated authors, leading up to the gala presentation of the 2019 awards at 6:00 p.m. All readings and the awards presentation will take place at HWA’s YouTube Channel. The schedule of authors to read: 3:30 p.m. Ann Dávila Cardinal (Young Adult Novel) reading […]

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Video Interviews with Nominees

Check out HWA’s YouTube Channel, where Dacre Stoker (co-author of Dracul) and John Palisano (author of Ghost Heart) are conducting exclusive interviews with many of this year’s Bram Stoker Award® nominees! The list of nominees interviewed so far: Linda Addison, nominated in the Poetry Collection category Gemma Amor, nominated in the First Novel category Jennifer Brozek, nominated in the Anthology […]

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HWA Presents the 2019 Service Awards

RICHARD LAYMON PRESIDENT’S AWARD The 2019 Richard Laymon President’s Award winner is Rena Mason. Rena Mason is an American author of horror fiction and a three-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award . Her literary debut, The Evolutionist, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2013, while her novella East End Girls was nominated for the Bram […]

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Horror Writers Association 2019 Specialty Press Award GOES TO SST Publications

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 4, 2020 The Horror Writers Association (HWA) proudly announces SST Publications (SST) as the recipient of the 2019 Specialty Press Award. “I’d really like to thank the HWA for awarding SST with this honor. I honestly can’t believe that SST has won the HWA Specialty Press Award,” said publisher Paul Fry. “It really means the world […]

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Scalise, Michelle

NOMINATIONS: Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning (LVP Publications), Poetry Collection, 2019 BIO: Since 1994 Michelle Scalise’s work has appeared in such anthologies as UNSPEAKABLE HORROR, DARKER SIDE, MORTIS OPERENDI, DARK ARTS, THE BIG BOOK OF EROTIC GHOST STORIES, BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA and such magazines as Cemetery Dance, Crimewave, Space And Time and Dark Discoveries. She was nominated for the […]

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