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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 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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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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