The Horror Writers Association has announced two annual scholarships for writers. The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship and the Horror Writers Association Scholarship. Each are worth $2500.
The Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship is open to female members of the HWA. The HWA scholarship is open to all HWA members. Both will be awarded in early 2014.
As HWA President Rocky Wood states:
“It is very clear to the HWA that there are unseen, but real, barriers limiting the amount of horror fiction being published by women. There are many fine women writers being published in our genre but we also see potential for the percentage of horror fiction being published by women to increase. This Scholarship, named after the great female horror writer, aims to encourage more female writers to enter our genre and to aid in the development of those already working within it. At the same time the HWA exists to extend the horror genre in all its aspects, so we are also establishing Horror Writers Association Scholarship, which is open to all our members, regardless of gender.”
Applications open on November 1st and close at midnight PST on December 13th. You can find more information on both scholarships here.