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Your local purveyors of horror, supernatural, weird and dark literature.

Two Ohio authors make the 2023 Bram Stoker preliminary ballot!

Congratulations to Sarah Hans, whose novel, Entomophobia has made the preliminary ballot for “Superior Achievement in a First Novel” category. And to Tim Waggoner, whose Writing into the Dark: The Workbook has made the preliminary ballot for “Superior Achievement in Non-fiction.” Good luck! The full list of nominees can be found here, on the Horror…

Preorders for “Judy Garland is Not a Sunrise” are live

Preorders for Ohio member EF Schraeder’s new work, Judy Garland is not a Sunrise, are live now. In Judy Garland is Not a Sunrise, E. F. Schraeder coaxes Amy Winehouse’s life from somber shadows into a powerful klieg spotlight, with insightful poems that are both dissection and homage. In “Cameras and Ink,” she notes that Winehouse is …swimming in…

Free online reading with Lucy Snyder

FREE HORROR READING! Ohio member Lucy Snyder, along with Michael Arnzen, F. J. Bergmann, Jamal Hodge, and Roni Stinger will be reading our work at Fright Fest, a free online event sponsored by the Hampton Public Library, this Thursday. Oct. 27, at noon. To reserve a spot in the audience, please visit:

A new anthology from your Ohio horror writers

Edited by Bram Stoker Award-winner Jess Landry, That Which Cannot Be Undone features works from new and established voices in horror, including Bram Stoker Award-winners Gary A. Braunbeck, Tim Waggoner, Lucy A. Snyder, Gwendolyn Kiste, and Kealan Patrick Burke, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Megan Hart.” “Beneath Ohio’s congenial midwestern facade lies a dark underbelly of urban…

Meet your Ohio horror writers this October!

Meet your Ohio horror authors It’s Halloween season, so naturally, your Ohio horror writers are out on the town! Come meet us. We would love to scare you. Oct. 3, 2022 Members of the Ohio Horror Writers Association will be at the Bexley Public Library in Bexley, Ohio for “A Night of Horror,” with live…

In Trouble, a charity anthology, is on preorder.

Ohio member EF Schraeder is co-editor of a new horror anthology. In Trouble, that will One hundred benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds. Anticipated release date is January 2023. For more information, go to https://omniumgatherumedia.com/main/2022/8/in-trouble-available-for-pre-order-now About In Trouble: Terrified, desperate, and rebellious—before 1973, those were routine reactions for anyone trapped and in trouble. Access…

A new anthology of Ohio Horror.

Stories written by several members of the Ohio HWA appear in *That Which Cannot Be Undone ” an anthology of Ohio Horror by Cracked Skull Press. It is now available for preorder from Amazon. The book will release October 11th.

A Night of Horror in Bexley.

Members of the Ohio Horror Writers Association will be at the Bexley Public Library in Bexley, Ohio for “A Night of Horror,” with live readings followed by book signings and sales on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 from 7-8 PM. The library is located at 2411 East Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209

Three Ohio HWA members launch a new horror podcast

Three members of the Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association have launched a new horror-themed podcast by and for horror writers. Exhuming the Bones is a space for horror writers to talk craft, process, and community with co-hosts Mary Leoson, a literary horror writer and Pushcart nominee, Speculative and literary horror author Kelly Griffiths,…

Writing in the Dark workbook is here!

The Writing in the Dark workbook has finally arrived! It is a companion to the award winning non-fiction guide to writing horror and dark fiction, and can be used in conjunction with the book or as a stand alone. From the publisher: Like Tim Waggoner’s Bram Stoker Award-winning Writing in the Dark, a manual for how…

Release Day: The Pure World Comes

IT’S RELEASE DAY!!! Ohio coordinator Rami Ungar’s gothic horror novel, The Pure World Comes, is now available in paperback and ebook. The story follows a maid in Victorian England who goes to work for a mad scientist and is available at Amazon, B&N, and other booksellers.

Cover Reveal: Sister, Maiden, Monster.

COVER REVEAL! Tor Nightfire unveiled the cover for Ohio member Lucy Snyder’s forthcoming cosmic horror novel “Sister, Maiden, Monster.” The book will hit stores in Feb. 2023.

Ohio HWA at the Ohioana Book Festival

Ohio members Lucy Snyder, EF Schraeder, Mark Dawidziak, and Leanna Renee Hieber will present “Don’t Turn Out the Lights!” A panel on writing horror for the 2022 Ohioana Book Festival. It will stream YouTube at 2pm on Sunday, May 1st. You’ll be able to get the link to the panel and the others on the…


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