Apply for the Scholarship From Hell

The winner will receive domestic coach airfare (contiguous 48 states) to and from Long Beach, a 4 night stay on the Queen Mary,  free registration to StokerCon2017 and as many workshops as you’d like to attend.

You must over 18 to apply.

Horror University takes place during HWA’s StokerCon 2017 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA April 27-30, 2017. 

Submissions accepted Feb 1 - March 15, 2017

“Where members have a grievance over issues such as plagiarism, with a publisher over a contractual issue, or a similar matter; and that grievance has not been resolved after the member has made reasonable endeavors, the member may approach the HWA Grievance Committee. The Committee will consider the facts and endeavor to assist the Member in getting a satisfactory resolution.”  - HWA Member Handbook


 Function                                                                

 HWA Grievance Committee is established to provide an avenue within the organization where members may freely and openly inform the association of events that may negatively affect the organization or its members. The Chairman of the Grievance Committee must appoint volunteers to act as committee members.  The committee must have a minimum of 5 volunteers including the chairman, but never exceed 9 members, including chairman. 

 The committee DOES NOT:

  • Make decisions regarding the morality of members.
  • Take sides on any issue.
  • Play favorites. 

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Grievance Committee is to help members resolve various complaints AFTER the member has utilized their own methods of resolution.  

The chairman will notify HWA leadership and Board of Directors of any negative trends found in grievances.


Steps of grievance committee upon receiving complaint:

  1. Ensure that complainant is a dues-paying member of the HWA.
  2. Ensure that complaint specifies type of grievance.
  3. Contact complainant within 72 hours.
  4. Contact defendant within 48 hours after receiving a completed grievance form from the complainant.
  5. Check complaint against the current bylaws of the association.

 

Grievance Submission:

Complete the form below to submit a grievance to the HWA. 



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.

 

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.