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IMPORTANT: This award can NOT be used to pay college tuition.


The Horror Writers Association is proud to announce The Dark Poetry Scholarship to supplement its Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Horror Writers Association Scholarships.

The first Dark Poetry Scholarship was awarded in 2015. Thereafter, the scholarship will be given annually. The scholarship is designed to assist in the professional development of our members writing Horror and/or Dark Fantasy Poetry.

A sub-committee appointed by the HWA Board will choose the winner, who will be announced each year.

The Dark Poetry Scholarship is worth $1250, which may be spent on approved writing education over the two years following the granting of the scholarship. Exclusions may apply.

Deadline: Midnight, August 1 (Pacific Time)

 Rules – The Dark Poetry Scholarship.
Please read the rules before submitting to give yourself the best chance of success.
One cannot be eligible for the same scholarship, grant, or endowment 2 years in a row.

The Dark Poetry Scholarship was originally made possible by a grant from Michael Randolph. It is currently funded by monies received by HWA from the Authors Coalition.

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