The winner of the scholarship will receive travel to and from StokerCon 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island, March 1-4, 2018, as well as accommodation, convention membership, and entry to all classes in the convention’s Horror University programming. Open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States.
Membership in HWA or StokerCon is not necessary in order to apply. Enter using the form here.
The scholarship winner will be announced February 1.
Horror University has 20 different sessions and other options this year, conducted by these notable authors and editors:
- A SENSE OF DREAD: EMPLOYING THE SENSES TO EVOKE SUSPENSE AND CHARACTER EMPATHY IN FICTION, Instructors: Douglas Wynne and Bracken MacLeod
- BUILD A BETTER MONSTER, Instructor: Tim Waggoner
- DONE TO DEATH: AVOIDING CLICHES IN HORROR AND FANTASY, Instructor: Tim Waggoner
- DRILLING DOWN: GETTING HONEST WITH YOUR HORROR, Instructor: Grady Hendrix
- GOAL SETTING FOR YOUR WRITING CAREER (OR HOBBY), Instructor: Nicole Cushing
- GRAB THE READERS AND NEVER LET THEM GO, Instructor: Kate Jonez
- HOW TO WRITE KILLER POETRY, Instructor: Stephanie Wytovich
- PICTURING FEAR: WRITING HORROR COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS, Instructor: James Chambers
- RESEARCH AND WRITE HORROR NON-FICTION, Instructor: Kevin Wetmore, Jr.
- RESUME WRITING AND JOB SEARCHING FOR WRITERS—HOW TO GET THAT DAY JOB, Instructor: JG Faherty
- SAYING MORE WITH LESS, Instructor: Patrick Freivald
- SET THE HOOK! HOW TO KEEP THEM READING INTO THE NIGHT, Instructor: Hank Schwaeble
- SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR WRITERS, Instructor: Stephanie Wytovich
- STARTING YOUR HORROR WRITING CAREER: SHORT STORIES FOR BEGINNERS, Instructor: Kevin Wetmore, Jr.
- TAKE YOUR WRITING TO ANOTHER LEVEL, Instructor: Jason V Brock
- WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: UNLEASHING YOUR FEMALE CHARACTERS’ DARK SIDES, Instructors: Heather Herrman and Dr. Lauren Genovesi
- WORKING WITH EDITORS, Instructor: Sandra Kasturi
- MAKING THE READER SQUIRM, Instructor: Michael Arnzen
- LOVECRAFT TOURS! A WALKING TOUR of H.P. LOVECRAFT’S PROVIDENCE, Instructor: Darrell Schweitzer
- SCREAM QUEENS: THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SLASHER FILMS, Instructor: Stephanie Wytovich
Everyone else who is interested can purchase admissions to the individual sessions here.