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.
was instituted in 1997, largely due to the efforts of long-time HWA
member and specialty press afficianado Peter Crowther.
About the Award
- WHO MAY RECEIVE THE AWARD? To be eligible for this award, a
publisher must specialize in horror, dark fantasy, and occult
literature. This needn't be the publisher's only specialty, but it
must be a substantial one. In addition, works of horror, dark
fantasy, or occult literature must have been published by the press
during the year prior to the award's presentation.
- HOW ARE RECIPIENTS CHOSEN? The HWA Specialty Press Award is a
"Trustees' Award." The winner is decided by a majority vote of
HWA's Board of Trustees.
- HOW OFTEN IS THE AWARD GIVEN? The award is given only during
years when the Trustees feel an exemplary candidate is clearly
visible and deserves recognition for its contributions.
The following publishers have received the HWA Specialty Press Award:
2011 - Bad Moon Books, Roy Robbins, and Hippocampus Press, Derrick Hussey
2010 - Dark Regions Press, Joe Morey
2009 - Tartarus Press, Ray Russell & Rosalie Parker
2008 - Bloodletting Press, Larry Roberts
2006 - PS Publishing, Peter Crowther
2005 - Necessary Evil Press, Don Koish
2004 - Delirium Books, Shane Ryan Staley
2003 - Earthling Publications, Paul Miller
2002 - Night Shade Books, Jason Williams & Jeremy Lassen
2000 - Subterranean Press, William K. Schafer
1999 - Ash-Tree Press, Christopher & Barbara Roden
1998 - Gauntlet Publications, Barry Hoffman
1997 - Cemetery Dance, Richard Chizmar