The Horror Writers Association has announced that it is now accepting non-professional members in the newly created “Supporting Membership” level.
Although the HWA is largely dedicated to servicing professional writers in the genre, it also recognizes that, as the only non-profit organization devoted to advancing and promoting horror, it exists to serve all those who have an interest in the genre. The new Supporting Membership will offer readers, fans, and writers who are still working towards that first professional sale the opportunity to interact with some of their favorite writers, the ability to recommend works for the organization’s prestigious Bram Stoker Award, and discounted prices on the organization’s annual Bram Stoker Award Weekend (to be held June 16-19, 2011 on Long Island, with guests including Peter Straub, David Morrell, Douglas Clegg, and many more). Supporting members also receive HWA’s monthly newsletter (edited by Kathy Ptacek), internet mailers with up-to-the-minute news and special offers, and limited access to the organization’s message board, where they can discuss their favorite books and movies, receive valuable tips from the pros, and learn more about HWA’s various projects.
Supporting Membership dues are offered at a special reduced rate – $45 for an entire year. Those joining as of December 1st will also receive that month as a bonus.
For more information: Horror Writers Association
For more information on HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards Weekend: 2011 Stoker Weekend