2019 HWA Scholarship Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the recipients of its 2019 scholarships.

The $2,500 Horror Writers Association Scholarship went to Sara Adams. First awarded in 2014 and open to all horror writers, the scholarship is “designed to assist in the professional development of horror writers.”

The $2,500 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship went to Theresa Derwin. Open to female horror writers and first awarded in 2014, it 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 $1,250 Dark Poetry Scholarship, first awarded in 2015 and “designed to assist in the professional development of Horror and/or Dark Fantasy Poets,” was given to Alexander P. Garza.

In addition, “The judges for the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund for Nonfiction Writing chose to not award the fund for 2019.” Annually awarding a “flexible amount,” the fund is named for a former president of HWA who died in 2014.

For more information, including rules for applying for HWA scholarships (many of which do not require membership in the organization), see the HWA website.

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