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: Gemma Amor, nominated in the First Novel category Linda Addison, nominated in the Poetry Collection 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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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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The 2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot

The 2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Preliminary Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writersorganization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 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 to as “nominees” or “finalists”. […]

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2018 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER GRAHAM MASTERTON

This year the Horror Writers Association announces Graham Masterton as Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He will receive the award at StokerCon™ 2019, held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Masterton has provided many years of dedicated commitment to the horror community and the writing and publishing industry. “Members on the selection committee have fond memories of […]

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StokerCon™ 2020

PLEASE NOTE: StokerCon™ 2020 was originally to be held from Thursday 16th April 2020 to Sunday 19th April 2020 at the Royal and Grand Hotels in Scarborough, United Kingdom. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the convention will not be taking place in April. Check the convention’s website or Facebook page for more information as it becomes available. The Bram […]

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2018 Bram Stoker Awards Winners & Nominees

(The winners were announced on May 11, 2019, at StokerCon) Superior Achievement in a NovelKatsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J. D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow), winner Superior Achievement in […]

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2018 Mentor of the Year Award – JG Faherty

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, in the interest of assisting writers in establishing careers. The year, the Mentor Program […]

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