About Ohio HWA

Welcome! We’re the Ohio chapter of the Horror Writers Association. We hold quarterly meetings in the Columbus area. We intend to host events of interest to people who read or write horror, dark fantasy, weird fiction, supernatural thrillers, dark science fiction, noir mystery, and related genres. If you are a member of the Horror Writers Association, live in Ohio, and are interested in joining us, please contact us.

The HWA is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. HWA was formed in the late 1980s with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale.

Today—with over 1250 members in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, United Kingdom and the United States—it is the oldest and most respected professional organization for the much-loved writers who have brought you the most enjoyable sleepless nights of your life.