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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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 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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The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see https://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/) Works on this ballot are not referred […]

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The 2019 Bram Stoker Award® Winners

The 2019 Bram Stoker Award winners were announced in a virtual presentation on HWA’s YouTube channel on April 18, 2020 Superior Achievement in a Novel Goingback, Owl – Coyote Rage (Independent Legions Publishing) – WINNERMalerman, Josh – Inspection (Del Rey)Miskowski, S.P. – The Worst is Yet to Come (Trepidatio Publishing)Murray, Lee – Into the Ashes (Severed Press)Wendig, Chuck – Wanderers […]

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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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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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