The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarships.
The Horror Writers Association Scholarship went to John C. Mannone. First awarded in 2014 and open to all horror writers, $2,500 is “given annually to a deserving horror writer to assist in his/her professional development.”
The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship went to A.E. Siraki. Open to female horror writers and first awarded in 2014, $2,500 is given annually “to encourage more female writers to enter our genre and to aid in the development of those already working within it.”
The Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund for Non-Fiction Writing went to both Kelly Robinson and Stephanie M. Wytovich. Annually awarding a “flexible amount”, the fund is named for a former president of HWA who died in 2014.
The Dark Poetry Scholarship, “created to supplement the HWA’s Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Horror Writers Association Scholarships”, went to Ashley Dioses. First awarded in 2015, it comes with a $1,250 stipend.
For more information, including rules for applying for HWA scholarships (many of which do not require membership in the organization), see the HWA website.