HWA Opens Horror Scholarship Applications – 2016

Scholarship categories for horror and dark fantasy writing include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Horror-writers-association02Los Angeles, CA — The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced it would begin accepting applications for the organization’s five scholarships.

Scholarship categories for horror and dark fantasy writing include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The HWA also offers the Mary Shelley Scholarship for female writers. Two of the scholarships—the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship for Non-fiction Writing and the Scholarship from Hell—are new additions to the HWA’s scholarship offerings. Scholarship summaries are below and more information, including applications, is located at www.HorrorScholarships.com.

HWA Scholarship ($2500)

Open to general public (including non-HWA members). Scholarship is designed to assist in the professional development of horror writers.

Mary Shelley Scholarship ($2500)

Open to female horror writers (including non-HWA members). Scholarship is designed to assist in the professional development of female horror writers.

Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund for Non-fiction Writing (Amount varies)

Open to general public (including non-HWA members). Scholarship is an endowed fund providing grants for research and writing non-fiction relating to horror and dark fantasy literature.

Dark Poetry Scholarship ($1250)

Open to general public (including non-HWA members). Scholarship is designed to assist in the professional development of horror poets.

The Scholarship from Hell (Travel package)

Open to general public (including non-HWA members). Scholarship package includes roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas, NV, 4-night stay at The Flamingo Hotel, StokerCon 2016 registration, and admission to all workshops. StokerCon 2016 will be held May 12-15, 2016. Visit www.StokerCon2016.com for more information about the event.

About the Horror Writers Association

The Horror Writers Association is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. The HWA formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. The HWA is home to the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® and the annual StokerCon horror convention.

For more on the Horror Writers Associations, please visit www.horror.org.

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