Submissions accepted through Jan. 30th 2017. Applicants will be notified Feb. 15th 2017.

The Convention will be held at the legendary (and haunted) Queen Mary in Long Beach CA, April 27th through 30th, 2017. Please visit our website for information about guests of honor, activities, the hotel, registration and more. http://stokercon2017.horror.org/ 

Selected participants will need to register for the convention. We do not offer stipends for membership, travel, or lodging. 

We are looking for a broad range of voices and experiences to highlight. All programming should relate directly to the horror genre. 

Event Categories:

  • Panel Discussions - up to 5 panelists and 1 moderator on a focused topic related to horror or dark fiction.
  • Presentations - A professional in the field providing a presentation on some aspect of writing horror and dark fiction (writing, reading, filmmaking, editing, pitching, etc).
  • Demonstrations - An expert(s) in the field demonstrating a skill pertinent to the writing of horror or dark fiction. (Example: ghost hunting, religious practices, weapon handling, period costumes etc.)  

Halloween Haunts Online Form Instructions

Please follow all instructions closely when submitting your post.

Contact James Chambers (jimchamb@optonline.net) with any questions.

Begin title with Halloween Haunts: and end with your byline. For example, “Halloween Haunts: The Dead Have the Best Candy by James Chambers.” All blog posts must be in Word or .RTF format and should include the following elements in this order:
  • Your Halloween-oriented blog post
  • Your giveaway. Use this text: “TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: [your name] is giving away [item offered]. Comment below or email membership@horror.org with the subject title HH Contest Entry for a chance to win.” Giveaways are optional. You may omit this section if you’re not doing one.
  • Your author bio. This must begin with your name.
  • Promotional copy for your book. This may include jacket or other descriptive copy, review excerpts, blurbs, links to your publisher’s website, Amazon, or other places where you book is available. Please embed links in text when possible or use TinyURLs for long unwieldy links.
  • An excerpt from the work you are promoting. This may also be submitted in .pdf format; see below. Please begin this with “Read an excerpt from [title of your work] by [your name]
You may include book covers, and author photo, and other images with your post, up to a total of six images. Please make sure all images meet the following specs:
  • .jpg or .png format
  • Screen resolution, 72 ppi.
  • For book cover images, image size of 200width X 300height or as close as possible.
  • For other images (not book covers), keep the image width between 200 and 300 pixels wide. Height can vary.
  • You can easily edit your images here: http://resizeimage.net/
Upload excerpts in .pdf format here. These will be available with your post as links.
IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering work to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Anthology Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

IMPORTANT: Submitting only one work? This page is for lists of two or more submissions. To submit a single work, look for the applicable category on the following page and submit it there: https://horrorwritersassociation.submittable.com/submit


IMPORTANT: Please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules before submitting.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

REQUIRED: SUBMIT A LIST OF THE WORKS

  • In Excel (.xls), Word Doc (.doc,.docx,.rtf) format. 
  • Include the following information for each work:
    • Category
    • Title
    • Author
    • Author Email
    • Word Count
    • Publication Date
    • URL to web page about the work, if one exists

SUBMIT DIGITAL COPIES OF THE WORKS

To upload a digital copy or information sheet about the works offered:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), EPUB, or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then you may upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document describing your work.
HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.
IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's anthology to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Anthology Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

Work count minimum 60,000.
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's short story collection to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Collection Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

Word count minimum: 40,000
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's first novel to be read by the Bram Stoker Award First Novel Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

Word count minimum: 40,000


SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's graphic novel to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Graphic Novel Jury. This does not guarantee that your story will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?


You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe) or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload an RTF or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your story to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Long Fiction Jury. This does not guarantee that your story will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
Word count limit: 7,500 - 39,999 (submit longer works in one of the novel categories)
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?


You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe) or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload an RTF or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's nonfiction work to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Nonfiction Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your novel to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Novel Jury. This does not guarantee that your novel will make it to the ballot. 

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
Word count minimum: 40,000 (submit shorter works in the appropriate other category)
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's poetry collection to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Poetry Collection Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's script to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Script Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.

If you don't have a copy of the script, but would like to recommend a TV show or movie please include any identifying information you can along with a link to the show/movie's website in the cover letter.

Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:
  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your story to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Short Fiction Jury. This does not guarantee that your story will make it to the ballot.


Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.
Word count limit: 7,499 (submit longer works in the appropriate other category)


SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?


You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe) or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload an RTF or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete.

IMPORTANT: The deadline for works published before 11/30/16 has passed.
Any work published before that date will be rejected at this point.

You may submit your work ONLY if it was published between 12/1/16 and 12/31/16.

You are offering your or someone else's young-adult novel to be read by the Bram Stoker Award Young Adult Jury. This does not guarantee that your work will make it to the ballot.


Before you offer your work or someone else's for consideration, please read the Bram Stoker Award™ Etiquette Rules and the Eligibility Rules.

Please follow the guidelines carefully.

Word count minimum: 40,000 (submit shorter works in the appropriate other category)
 

SUBMITTING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE WORK?

You may upload either or both of the following per work offered:
> an information sheet in PDF or RTF
> a digital copy of the work -- if you upload only the digital copy of the work, please make sure it contains all the required information listed in the guidelines below.
 

SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE WORK?

Please consider that it is extremely difficult for us to disseminate a hard copy to all jurors and we strongly prefer digital copies. Sending a hard copy hurts your chances more than it helps. You should send a hard copy only as a last resort if no digital copy exists.

For hard copy submissions please write stokerchair@horror.org to get the mailing address. (The organization cannot absolutely guarantee delivery of the work.) 

Also, please submit an information sheet about the work below.

Submit information about a work only if it was published in the current year and is eligible for a Bram Stoker Award.


FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES CLOSELY:

  • Upload files only in PDF (Adobe), DOC (Word), or RTF (rich text format).
  • If you cannot upload your work, then upload a DOC, RTF, or PDF document about your work.
  • Be sure to give us as much of the following information as possible:
      > Appropriate Award Category
      > Publication date
      > Publisher
      > Word count
      > Author Name
      > Author Email
      > Author website address
      > Book website address
      > Title
      > Synopsis
      > Are you mailing a physical copy to the jury?
      > Is the work available for free online? Where?
  • HALT! Take your time. Make sure your recommendation is neatly formatted and complete. Remember, you're trying to impress the jury, not make their jobs harder.

 

In a major advance for our website and the positioning of our members’ work we have just launched a Young Adult Horror section on our website, at  http://www.horror.org/yahorror/
 
It’s a bit sparse at the moment but we will begin to populate it shortly. To launch, we are fortunate to have the input of acclaimed comic strip writer and HWA member, Ray Billingsley as we look to use YA horror to improve uptake of reading, and of literacy generally. 
 
All YA material that appears on our ‘Dark Whispers’ blog will be duplicated on this YA section, so that librarians, parents, teachers and young adult readers can find our YA material in one easy place. 
 
We will shortly be adding last year’s Bram Stoker Award® nominees for Young Adult Novel and the winners of the Award for this category in previous years. There will be a selective addition of ‘iconic’ and notable YA works from past years at some point also.
 
You can assist us to populate the YA section by doing the following:
 
·         If you have a blog to write about YA and YA horror you can submit by following the guidelines at the bottom of this announcement
 
·         If you have a New Release YA book don’t forget to use the New Release form: http://www.horror.org/private/new-release-form.htm
Remember the audience here is not fellow HWA members – it is librarians, parents, teachers and most of all Young Adult readers.
 
Submission Guidelines
 
Size limit: 1000 words for article, 200 words for bio
 
If you’d like to submit an article to the HWA blog, follow these simple guidelines. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason. 

Only members (of any level) may submit directly. Non-members must send a query first. Email queries to yaeditor@horror.org.

We accept two types of submissions: non-fiction articles and recommendations. Articles can be about anything related to the horror genre, the horror industry, horror writing, or the HWA. Keep your audience in mind. If in doubt about whether your topic is appropriate or not, you can query at yaeditor@horror.org

Word limit: 1000 words; 200 words for bio (total of 1200 words max). 

OTHER GUIDELINES: 
 
1. No profanity. 

2. No slander. 

3. Spellcheck and copyedit for punctuation and grammar. We will reject a sloppy article. 

4. No line indents. No tabs. Put a blank line between paragraphs. 

5. Indicate links by putting the URL in parentheses after the text you want linked. 

6. If you have images, please note that in your cover letter and we'll contact you about them. Images should be no smaller than 500px wide. JPG format only. We will crop it. Images must NOT be copyrighted by anyone other than you. 

7. HTML: If you know HTML and can appropriately format the article, please do, and submit it as a .txt file. 

8. You receive no payment for your article or recommendation. It will stay live on the site until you ask us to take it down, until we decide to remove it, or until the site becomes defunct. 

By submitting, you agree that the material submitted is your own work and that you have the right to let us publish it on the HWA website and blog. Send submissions to webmaster@horror.org.

If you’d like to submit an article to the HWA blog, follow these simple guidelines. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason.

If you wish to submit to HWA's Poetry Blog, please email poetry@horror.org

Only members (of any level) may submit directly. Non-members must send a query first. Email queries to webmaster@horror.org.

We accept two types of submissions: non-fiction articles and recommendations. Articles can be about anything related to the horror genre, the horror industry, horror writing, or the HWA. Keep your audience in mind. If in doubt about whether your topic is appropriate or not, you can query at webmaster@horror.org.

Word limit: 1000 words; 200 words for bio (total of 1200 words max).

OTHER GUIDELINES:
1. No profanity.

2. No slander.

3. Spellcheck and copyedit for punctuation and grammar. We will reject a sloppy article.

4. No line indents. No tabs. Put a blank line between paragraphs.

5. Indicate links by putting the URL in parentheses after the text you want linked.

6. If you have images, please note that in your cover letter and we'll contact you about them. Images should be no smaller than 500px wide. JPG format only. We will crop it. Images must NOT be copyrighted by anyone other than you.

7. HTML: If you know HTML and can appropriately format the article, please do, and submit it as a .txt file.

8. You receive no payment for your article or recommendation. It will stay live on the site until you ask us to take it down, until we decide to remove it, or until the site becomes defunct.

9. If the material you're submitting is time sensitive, please note that in your cover letter, and understand that we require two weeks to prepare and approve the article.

!*! By submitting, you agree that the material submitted is your own work and that you have the right to let us publish it on the HWA website and blog.

If you are an HWA member, and you would like to write a book or story recommendation for the HWA blog, follow these simple guidelines. We reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason. We reserve the right to make edits.

Only members (of any level) may submit a recommendation.

Recommendations are shorter articles in which you recommend a book or short story you’ve read, explaining why you liked it and why you recommend it.

Recommendations are NOT critiques. We are not interested in what you think is wrong with a story or could use more work. We want to know why you enjoyed it. We will reject--either in part or in whole--negative statements about a particular work.

The material you're recommending does not need to have been written by an HWA member, but it does have to be related to the horror/dark fantasy/paranormal/supernatural genres, either fiction or non-fiction.

Again, these are not reviews, but recommendations. Tell us why you liked it.

Word limit: 500 words; 100 words for bio (total of 600 words max).

OTHER GUIDELINES:
1. No profanity.

2. No slander.

3. Spellcheck and copyedit for punctuation and grammar. We will reject a sloppy write-up.

4. No line indents. No tabs. Put a blank line between paragraphs.

5. Indicate links by putting the URL in parentheses after the text you want linked.

6. If you have images, please note that in your cover letter and we'll contact you about them. Images should be no smaller than 200px wide. JPG format only. We will crop it. Book cover images are awesome. Other images must NOT be copyrighted by anyone other than you.

7. HTML: If you know HTML and can appropriately format the article, please do, and submit it as a .txt file.

8. You receive no payment for your article or recommendation. It will stay live on the site until you ask us to take it down, until we decide to remove it, or until the site becomes defunct.

By submitting, you agree that the material submitted is your own work and that you have the right to let us publish it on the HWA website and blog.

Applies only to those applying for Active or Affiliate membership. Please upload your documentation, such as a scan of your contract, proof of payment, confirmation from your publisher, or similar, to verify that your qualifying works meet the criteria in the HWA bylaws.