The 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbus, OH – The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award. These will be presented on June 1st, 2024, during the Bram Stoker Awards® Presentation at StokerCon®2024 in San Diego, CA. Lifetime Achievement Award The recipients of the HWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2024 are: Steve Rasnic Tem, Mort […]

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The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for the 2023 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 2,000 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/). Works appearing on this Ballot are Bram […]

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The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2023 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 2,000 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/) Works on this ballot are not referred […]

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The 2023 Final Frame Short Horror Film Winners

The Final FrameHorror Short Film Competition In conjunction with our annual horror convention, StokerCon, the Horror Writers Association is proud to host the 8th Annual FINAL FRAME Horror Short Film Competition. ​Each year, between ten to fifteen short-short films (13 minutes and under) are showcased as part of the StokerCon Horror Writers Convention. The coveted StokerCon Final Frame Award and […]

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The 2022 Bram Stoker Award winners

The 2022 Bram Stoker Award winners were announced on June 17 during the Annual Bram Stoker Awards Banquet at StokerCon™ 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  2022 BRAM STOKER AWARDS®   Superior Achievement in a Novel Superior Achievement in a First Novel Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel […]

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The 2022 HWA Service Awards

The Richard Laymon President’s Award The recipient of the Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service is Meghan Arcuri. 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 sitting President. The award is […]

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The 2022 Specialty Press Award – Undertow Publications

The recipient of the Specialty Press Award is Undertow Publications. 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 […]

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The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards, to be presented June 17, 2023 during the Bram Stoker Awards® Presentation at StokerCon®2023 in Pittsburgh, PA. The recipients of the HWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award are: Elizabeth Massie, Nuzo Onoh, and John Saul.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented periodically to an individual whose work […]

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Mentor of the Year Award 2022: Dave Jeffery

The HWA is pleased to announce the winner of the Mentor of the Year Award: Dave Jeffery. The HWA’s Mentor Program is available to all members of the organization. This popular program pairs newer writers with established professionals for an intensive four-month-long partnership. For new writers, the Program offers mentees a personal, one-on-one experience with a seasoned writer, tailor-made to […]

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The 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot and Winners Superior Achievement in a Novel Iglesias, Gabino – The Devil Takes You Home (Mullholland Press) – WINNERKatsu, Alma – The Fervor (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Kiste, Gwendolyn – Reluctant Immortals (Saga Press) Malerman, Josh – Daphne (Del Rey) Ward, Catriona – Sundial (Tor Nightfire) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Adams, Erin – Jackal (Bantam Books) Cañas, Isabel – The Hacienda (Berkley) Jones, KC – Black Tide (Tor […]

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