The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the recipients of its 2021 scholarships and diversity grants.
Eugen M. Bacon, Jonathan Kincade, Tonya Liburd, Somto Ihezue Onyedikachi and Juan Manuel Pérez are the recipients of the $ 500 Diversity Scholarships, awarded to “diverse and under-represented people with an interest in the writing genre. horror, including, but not limited to. writers, editors, critics and library workers.
Shannon DeAnne Lawrence won the Horror Writers Association scholarship of $ 2,500. First awarded in 2014 and open to all horror writers, the scholarship is “designed to assist in the professional development of horror writers”.
Amanda Leigh Madrid received the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship of $ 2,500. Open to horror writers and awarded for the first time in 2014, it is awarded annually “to encourage more women writers to enter our genre and to help the development of those already working there”.
Timothy Flynn won the $ 1,250 Dark Poetry Fellowship, first awarded in 2015 and “designed to assist in the professional development of dark horror and / or fantasy poets.”
HWA also picked a winner for the $ 500 Dennis Etchison Young Writers Award, “but since they are minors their name and likeness will not be disclosed due to privacy laws.”
The HWA also awarded $ 250 to five libraries for the Young Adults Write Now Endowment Program to “help fund writing programs for teens as part of HWA’s ongoing commitment to promote literacy for young people. young adults “. The winning libraries are Cuesta College Library, Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library, Racine Public Library, Scott Community College Library, and Solano County Library.
For more information, including the rules for applying for HWA scholarships (many of which do not require membership in the organization), see the HWA website.
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