Marketing and Promotion
Do editors care if you’re an HWA member? Here’s what Martin H. Greenberg, bestselling editor of over 100 anthologies and winner of the coveted Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award has to say: “When I see that a writer is a member of HWA, I know he takes his work and his profession seriously.”
- PROMOTIONAL RESOURCE LISTINGS
Members can access our regularly updated lists of complete contact information for libraries, bookstores, and reviewers as well as HWA’s directory of members — nearly a thousand names and addresses of dedicated horror readers, writers, and industry professionals.
- BOOKEXPO APPEARANCES
Every year, HWA exhibits on the main floor of BookExpo America, the nation’s largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, and publishers. HWA members have the opportunity to promote their books at BookExpo by appearing at HWA’s booth and/or by supplying promotional materials that HWA will distribute at the event.
- FREE WEB AND NEWSLETTER PUBLICITY
Members can place free notices about new or upcoming publications in our both our public “Dark Whispers” blog and our member’s only monthly newsletter and twice-monthly Internet Mailers.
- TIMELY MARKET REPORTS AND INDUSTRY NEWS
Each edition of HWA’s monthly HTML newsletter is packed with valuable horror publishing and market news, and includes a timely, comprehensive listing of horror, dark fantasy and related markets assembled exclusively for HWA by Kathryn Ptacek, editor and publisher of Gila Queen’s Guide to Markets. Between newsletters, members can access our online version of Kathryn’s horror market news in the Members Only area of HWA’s web site. Members also receive regular email bulletins offering market and industry news.
- HWA MEMBERS-ONLY MARKETS
The “Horror Writers Association Presents” anthology series is open only to members. Our most recent books, the three-volume Blood Lite anthologies edited by Kevin J. Anderson, have attained bestseller status and paid royalties to those HWA members who were contributors. Our non-fiction book On Writing Horror, edited by Mort Castle, has become an accepted standard guide for writing in the horror genre.