Silver Hammer Award

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) periodically gives the Silver Hammer Award to an HWA volunteer who has done a truly massive amount of work for the organization, often unsung and behind the scenes. It was instituted in 1996, and is decided by a vote of HWA’s Board of Trustees. The award is so named because it represents the careful, steady, continuous work of building […]

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Winter, Douglas E.

Awards: Silver Hammer Award, 2003 Nominations: Run, First Novel, 2000 “The Zombies of Madison County”, Long Fiction, 1997 “Bright Lights, Big Zombie”, Short Fiction, 1992

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Weinberg, Robert

Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 Silver Hammer Award, 2004 Nightside (Issues 1-4), Illustrated Narrative, 2002 Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories, Anthology, 1998 Silver Hammer Award, 1997 Nominations: Vampire the Masqerade Giovanni — The Machiavelli Conundrum, Illustrated Narrative, 2003 Horror of the 20th Century, Non-fiction, 2000 Cable 79-84, Illustrated Narrative, 2000

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Ptacek, Kathryn

Awards: Mentor of the Year Award, 2014 Silver Hammer Award, 2009 Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2001 Nominations: “Each Night, Each Year”, Short Fiction, 1989

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Mason, Rena

Awards: Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2019 The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press), Long Fiction, 2018 “Ruminations” (Qualia Nous) (Written Backwards), Short Fiction, 2014 Silver Hammer Award, 2014 The Evolutionist (Nightscape Press), First Novel, 2013 Nominations: East End Girls (JournalStone), Long Fiction, 2013 BIO: Rena Mason began writing in 2009, proving it’s never too late to get […]

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Klinger, Leslie S.

Awards: Silver Hammer Award, 2019 Nominations: The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (Liveright Publishing Corp., a division of W.W. Norton & Co.), Non-fiction, 2014 The Annotated Sandman, Volume 1 (Vertigo), Non-fiction, 2012 BIO: Leslie S. Klinger is the New York Times-best-selling editor of the Edgar®-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically-acclaimed New Annotated Dracula and New Annotated Frankenstein, as […]

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Knost, Michael

Awards: Silver Hammer Award, 2015 Writers Workshop of Horror, Non-fiction, 2009 Nominations: Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth (Seventh Star Press), Non-fiction, 2015 Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), First Novel, 2014 Barbers & Beauties (Hummingbird House Press), Anthology, 2013

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