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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

StokerCon™ is coming to the UK! The convention, which will host the annual Bram Stoker Awards® banquet, will take place from Thursday 16th April 2020 to Sunday 19th April 2020. The venue will be split between two buildings: the Royal and Grand Hotels, Scarborough, United Kingdom. These historic hotels are within a few yards of each other, overlooking the sea. […]

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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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2018 Richard Laymon President’s Award Winner – Brad Hodson

Instituted in 2000, the Richard Laymon President’s Award is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2000 while serving as President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). As its name implies, it is given by the HWA’s sitting President. The Award is presented to a volunteer who has served HWA in an especially exemplary manner and has shown […]

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2018 Silver Hammer Award Winner – Jess Landry

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce that Jess Landry has been chosen for the 2018 Silver Hammer Award. The HWA presents the Silver Hammer Award in recognition of extraordinary volunteerism by a member who dedicates valuable time and effort to the organization. The award is determined by HWA’s Board of Trustees. Working as Head Compiler, Jess is […]

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2018 Specialty press award winner

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 20, 2019 The Horror Writers Association (HWA) proudly announces Raw Dog Screaming Press as the recipient of the 2018 Specialty Press Award. 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. This year’s Specialty Press Award […]

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Announcing the 2018 BRAM STOKER AWARDS FINAL BALLOT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2019 The Horror Writers Association announces the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. The HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy. “This year’s nominees demonstrate a continued lineup of quality work in the horror genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President. “Our […]

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2018 Bram stoker awards preliminary ballot

The 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,400 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/). […]

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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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