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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The 2019 Bram Stoker Award Finalists

The 2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Special Internet Mailer The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Final Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards® in various categories since 1987 […]

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HWA announces 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winners Owl Goingback and Thomas Ligotti

LOS ANGELES, CA—February 5, 2020  The HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented in alphabetical order: Owl Goingback and Thomas Ligotti. The award will be given during this year’s Bram Stoker Awards ceremony, taking place at Stokercon in Scarborough U.K. from April 16 through April 19, 2020.  HWA, the premier organization of […]

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HWA Service Awards

HWA recognizes outstanding volunteers with three annual awards: The Silver Hammer Award (voted by the Board of Trustees); the Richard Laymon President’s Award (chosen by HWA’s President); and the Mentor of the Year Award (selected by the chair of HWA’s Mentor Program).

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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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