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HWA Announces 2021 Service Award Winners Michael Knost, Sumiko Saulson, and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

THE RICHARD LAYMON PRESIDENT’S AWARD The HWA is pleased to announce the winner of the Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service: Sumiko Saulson. The Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service was instituted in 2001 and is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2001 while serving as HWA’s President. As its name implies, it is given by HWA’s […]

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HWA Announces 2021 Specialty Press Award Winner Valancourt Books

The HWA is pleased to present the Specialty Press Award to Valancourt Books. 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 […]

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HWA Announces 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Jo Fletcher, Nancy Holder, and Koji Suzuki

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The HWA is proud to announce our Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Jo Fletcher, Nancy Holder, and Koji Suzuki. Their awards will be given at this year’s StokerCon, happening in Denver, Colorado in May. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often […]

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The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

 The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Announced The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for the 2021 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 1,800 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 […]

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The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot

The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot AnnouncedThe Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2021 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 1,800 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/). […]

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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 https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/) The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners Superior Achievement […]

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