Weich, Valerie E.

NOMINATIONS: “Lord Byron’s Whipping Boy: Dr. John William Polidori and the 200th Anniversary of The Vampyre” (Famous Monsters of Filmland, Issue #291), Short Non-Fiction, 2019 BIO: Valerie E. Weich has worked in the non-profit world for over 25 years, raising funding to support a variety of incredible causes and programs, including animal welfare, domestic violence survivors, healthcare for immigrant women, […]

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Robinson, Kelly

NOMINATIONS: “Film’s First Lycanthrope: 1913’s The Werewolf” (Scary Monsters Magazine #114), Short Non-Fiction, 2019 BIO: Kelly Robinson is a freelance writer and researcher with an interest in silent film, horror, and weird history. Her contributions to magazines like Rue Morgue and Scary Monsters have garnered several Rondo Hatton Award nominations for excellence in classic horror research. She is a recipient […]

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Renner, Karen J.

NOMINATIONS: “The Evil Aging Women of American Horror Story” (Elder Horror: Essays on Film’s Frightening Images of Aging) (McFarland), Short Non-Fiction, 2019 BIO: Karen J. Renner is an associate professor of English at Northern Arizona University. Her edited collection, The ‘Evil Child’ in Film, Literature and Popular Culture, waspublished by Routledge in 2013 and her single-authored study of the subject, Evil Children in […]

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HWA Announces New Stoker Award Category

HWA Announces New Stoker Award Category LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2018 – PRLog — The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces a new Bram Stoker Awards® category. A Short Non-Fiction category will be added to next year’s ballot. HWA President, Lisa Morton welcomes the new addition, stating: “As […]

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Liaguno, Vince A.

Awards: Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2009 Unspeakable Horror, Anthology, 2008 Nominations: “Slasher Films Made Me Gay: The Queer Appeal and Subtext of the Genre” (LGBTQ+ Horror Month: 9/1/2019, Ginger Nuts of Horror), Short Non-Fiction, 2019 BIO: Vince Liaguno is the Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet (Dark Scribe Press 2008), an anthology of […]

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Kiste, Gwendolyn

Awards: “The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)” (Nightmare Magazine Nov. 2019, Issue 86), Short Fiction, 2019 “Magic, Madness, and Women Who Creep: The Power of Individuality in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman” (Vastarien: A Literary Journal Vol. 2, Issue 1), Short Non-Fiction, 2019 The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing), First Novel, 2018 Nominations: And Her […]

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