HWA is perhaps best known for the Bram
Stoker Awards, which we present annually for outstanding horror
writing in a number of different categories. But HWA gives various
other awards as well. We realize that Horror is more than good
writing. Very little of what we do would be possible without the
many dedicated people who publish, sell, buy, and recommend our
books. Please click on the links below to learn more about
outstanding new horror and horror writers, as well as some of the
many fine publishers, librarians, booksellers, and generous HWA
volunteers who contribute to the health of dark literature.
- THE BRAM STOKER AWARDS
Presented annually for superior achievement in horror writing in
twelve different categories, the Bram Stoker Awards are a
well-recognized guide to the best new horror literature and
- THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR LIFETIME
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. Many of Horror's great
names have received this high honor.
- THE HWA SPECIALTY PRESS
Presented periodically to a small or specialty publisher who has
made an outstanding contribution to Horror.
- HWA'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Presented on an occasional basis to one of the many dedicated
member volunteers who make HWA possible.