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 Sixth Annual Final Frame Film Competition

Final Frame Film Competition If there’s one thing that unites us, it is darkness. Horror cinema has long been a medium used to explore the most savage sides of society and expose our collective paranoias and fears. It is within that darkness that we seek out those flickers of light, some hope or understanding, and it becomes even more exciting […]

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