2022 Robert E. Howard Awards

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Award winners for 2022 were announced at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX on June 11. The awards honor the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works.

THE ATLANTEAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, BOOK

Requirements: Nonfiction work (print or digital), minimum 50,000 words, substantively devoted to the life and/or work of Robert E. Howard, published in the last calendar year.

  • Todd VickRenegades and Rogues

THE VALUSIAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION

Requirements: Nonfiction anthology or collection of essays (print or digital), nonfiction, minimum 50,000 words, substantively devoted to the life and/or work of Robert E. Howard, published in the last calendar year.

  • Jason M. WaltzREH Changed My Life

THE HYRKANIAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, ESSAY

Requirements: Nonfiction essays (print or digital), no minimum word count, substantively focused on the life and/or work of Robert E. Howard, published in the last calendar year.

  • Rob Roehm: “Robert E. Howard and the Later Weird Tales“, in The Weird Tales Story: Expanded and Enhanced

THE CIMMERIAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, SCHOLARSHIP (PEER-REVIEWED)

Requirements: Scholarly essays (print or digital), no minimum word count, substantively focused on the life and/or work of Robert E. Howard, published in the last calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal or collection.

THE VENARIUM—EMERGING SCHOLAR

Requirements: Candidates must have recently begun making significant contributions to Howard scholarship through publications and/or presentations over the past few years.

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  • Brian Murphy:–wrote Flame & Crimson: A History of Sword & Sorcery, articles on Robert E. Howard including “Myth Manifesting in the Present: Robert E. Howard’s ‘Marchers of Valhalla’” and “The Great Debate: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard”
  • Willard M. Oliver:–essays on Robert E. Howard, including “A Study of Cultural Trends Related to Robert E. Howard” & “Public Opinion of the Police in 1930s America: A Qualitative Historiographical Study”


THE BLACK LOTUS—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, WEB-BASED

Requirements: Web-based content (i.e. digital magazine, journals, websites, blogs, podcasts, audiovisual/multimedia presentations, internet sites, etc.), substantively focused on the life and/or work of Robert E. Howard, new content must have been published in the last calendar year.

THE COSTIGAN—LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT

Awarded for original creative writing that carries on the spirit and tradition of Robert E. Howard, to better recognize and celebrate his influence on future generations of writers.

Requirements: Fiction (i.e. short fiction, novels, comic books, etc.), in the spirit and tradition of Robert E. Howard, published in the last calendar year.

THE RANKIN—ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Requirements: Visual media (painting, comics art & covers, film, etc.), directly related to the depiction of Robert E. Howard’s life, characters, or fictional worlds; published in the last calendar year.

  • Bill Cavalier: 2021 Howard Days Poster

SPECIAL AWARDS WINNERS

CROM AWARD

  • Lee Breakiron

BLACK CIRCLE AWARD

  • Charles Hoffman

1 thought on “2022 Robert E. Howard Awards

  1. Some excellent choices here and I don’t just say that, because I know several of the winners and had two stories published in Whetstone.

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