The Horror Writers Association (HWA), sponsors of StokerCon, is a non-profit organization of writers and publishing professionals from around the world dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.
One of HWA’s missions is to encourage public interest in and foster an appreciation of horror and dark fantasy literature. We publish a blog and produce other materials for booksellers and librarians, we facilitate readings and signings by horror writers and we maintain an official presence at the major fan-based horror and fantasy conventions such as the World Fantasy Convention and the World Horror Convention.
We also also host our own annual convention, StokerCon™ and sponsor the annual Bram Stoker Awards® for superior achievement in horror literature. Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented for superior writing in eleven categories. In addition, HWA presents an annual Lifetime Achievement Award to a living person who has made significant contributions to the writing of horror and dark fantasy over the course of a lifetime.
To learn more about the HWA and find out how to become a member visit the horror.org