Horror Writers Association

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is a worldwide non-profit organization of professional writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of Horror and Dark fantasy writers.wikipedia
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Bram Stoker Award

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HWA was formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field's greats, including Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, and Dean Koontz, although it was not formally incorporated until 1987, the year it first gave Bram Stoker Awards.
The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented annually by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for "superior achievement" in dark fantasy and horror writing.

HWA Silver Hammer Award

Silver Hammer Award
There are also a number of service Awards, including the Specialty Press Award and the 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.

Rocky Wood

He is the first author from outside North America or Europe to hold the position of President of the Horror Writers Association.

Horror fiction

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is a worldwide non-profit organization of professional writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of Horror and Dark fantasy writers.
The Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror novel Dracula.

Joe R. Lansdale

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HWA was formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field's greats, including Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, and Dean Koontz, although it was not formally incorporated until 1987, the year it first gave Bram Stoker Awards.
The Horror Writers Association gave him and the late Rick Hautala Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement for 2011, which they received at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31, 2012

Gary A. Braunbeck

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His work has received several awards, including the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Best Short Fiction in 2003 and 2005 for "Duty" and "We Now Pause for Station Identification", respectively.

World Horror Convention

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They also maintain an official presence at many fan-based horror and fantasy conventions, such as the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend, World Fantasy Convention and the World Horror Convention.
The Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award ceremony was held in conjunction with the convention for many years, but the HWA now stages the ceremony at its own convention, the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend.

Janet Berliner

Janet Berliner, formerly Janet Gluckman (September 24, 1939 – October 24, 2012), was a Bram Stoker Award -winning author and served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1997 to 1998.

S. P. Somtow

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He was president of the Horror Writers Association from 1998 to 2000.

Lisa Morton

From 2014 to 2019, Morton served as President of the Horror Writers Association.

Joseph Nassise

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Nassise served as the president of the Horror Writers Association from 2002 to 2005 and a Trustee of the same from 2008 to 2010.

Deborah LeBlanc

Deborah served as President of the Horror Writers Association from 2006 to 2010.

Lawrence Watt-Evans

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Watt-Evans was president of the Horror Writers Association from 1994 to 1996, and has also served as Eastern Regional Director and treasurer of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Charles L. Grant

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Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association.

Dark fantasy

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is a worldwide non-profit organization of professional writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of Horror and Dark fantasy writers.

World Fantasy Convention

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They also maintain an official presence at many fan-based horror and fantasy conventions, such as the Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend, World Fantasy Convention and the World Horror Convention.

Anthology

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Since 1990, HWA has produced a series of anthologies edited by a few of the more prestigious members and published in hardcover, mass-market, or trade paperback by various publishers.

Paperback

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Since 1990, HWA has produced a series of anthologies edited by a few of the more prestigious members and published in hardcover, mass-market, or trade paperback by various publishers.

Limited-edition book

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Most have also had signed, limited hardcover editions.

Mort Castle

In addition, in 1997 HWA produced a volume of essays on the craft of horror writing, On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association, edited by Mort Castle, with contributions from dozens of well-known HWA members.

Brian Lumley

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Lumley served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1996 to 1997.