HWA Presents 2020 Specialty Press Award to Crystal Lake Publishing

Each year the HWA recognizes the accomplishments of a noteworthy small press. The Specialty Press Award brings recognition to an outstanding publisher of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction. The 2020 recipient is Crystal Lake Publishing. Since its founding in August 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing as quickly become one of the world’s leading publishers of dark fiction and horror books […]

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HWA Announces 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Carol J. Clover, Jewelle Gomez, and Marge Simon

HWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award Committee has chosen three extraordinary recipients for 2020: CAROL J. CLOVER is a Professor Emerita of Medieval Studies (Early Northern Europe) and American Film at the University of California, Berkeley. While much of her scholarship has concerned medieval Icelandic culture, her 1992 book Men, Women and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film was a […]

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The Winners of the Sixth Annual Final Frame Competition

The fourteen films chosen for the Sixth Annual Final Frame Competition were screened as part of the virtual StokerCon 2021 on May 21, 2021. The judges for the event consisted of Alejandro Brugués, Grady Hendrix, Lisa Morton, Ed Polgardy, and and former Final Frame Finalists Beck Kitsis (director, Three Men You Meet At Night / producer, The Rat), Carlen May-Mann […]

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The 2020 Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with more than 1,700 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/) The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners Superior Achievement […]

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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 aficionado 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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Bissett, Carina

AWARDS: Silver Hammer Award, 2020 BIO: Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Upon a Twice Time, Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales, Arterial Bloom, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Weird Dream Society, Hath No Fury, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V, […]

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HWA Presents the 2020 Service Awards

RICHARD LAYMON PRESIDENT’S AWARD The 2020 Richard Laymon President’s Award winner is Becky Spratford. Becky Spratford currently serves as HWA’s Secretary and Library Liaison. She has overseen Librarians’ Day during StokerCon from its inception, and also supervises HWA’s Summer Scares program. She also writes the RA for All: Horror blog and wrote the American Library Association’s Readers Advisory Guide to […]

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The Sixth Annual Final Frame Film Competition

Final Frame Film Competition 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, and it becomes even more exciting […]

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