2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners

Denver, Colorado, May 16, 2021 The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s […]

2021 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners

Denver, Colorado, May 16, 2021 The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners at its first in person ceremony since 2019during StokerCon™ at Denver, Colorado’s Curtis Hotel. “The horror genre continues its amazing renaissance. We are truly in a golden period, with every category […]

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Specialty Press Award

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 of long-time HWA member and specialty press aficionado Peter Crowther. About the Award […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. The award is presented each year during HWA’s gala presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards. WHO MAY RECEIVE THE AWARD? To […]

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Final Frame Grand Prize Winner

FINAL FRAME A Horror Short Film Competition presented by StokerCon 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, […]

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Saulson, Sumiko

AWARDS: Richard Laymon President’s Service Award, 2021 BIO: Sumiko Saulson (they/them), Social Media Manager for the Horror Writers Association, is an award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural sci-fi and horror whose latest novel Happiness and Other Diseases (book one of the Metamorphoses of Flynn Keahi) is available on Mocha Memoirs Press.  Other works include the non-fiction title 100+ Black Women […]

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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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Suzuki, Koji

AWARDS: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021 BIO: Koji Suzuki is a Japanese writer, who was born in Hamamatsu and lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which have been adapted into other formats, including films, manga, TV series and video games. He has written several books on the subject of fatherhood.

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Fletcher, Jo

AWARDS: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021 BIO: Jo Fletcher lives in northeast London, England. She is founder and publisher of Jo Fletcher Books, UK publisher Quercus’ specialist horror, fantasy, and science fiction imprint. She is also a writer, ghost-writer, and occasional poet, following earlier careers as a local, then Fleet Street journalist (once commended by a High Court judge for helping […]

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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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