Horror Writers Association 2019 Specialty Press Award

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has selected SST Publications (SST) as the recipient of their 2019 Specialty Press Award.

“I’d really like to thank the HWA for awarding SST with this honor. I honestly can’t believe that SST has won the HWA Specialty Press Award,” said publisher Paul Fry. “It really means the world to me.”

Each year the HWA recognizes the accomplishments of a noteworthy small press. The Specialty Press Award brings recognition to an outstanding publisher of horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction. This year’s Specialty Press Award will be presented during StokerCon™ 2020 held from April 16-19 at the Royal and Grand Hotels, Scarborough, United Kingdom.

“To be able to do something you love for a living and then to be given this incredible award by people you respect and admire truly is an honor,” Paul Fry explained. Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST) is a small UK independent publisher with huge dreams when founded in 1999 by Paul Fry. In 2000, SST published its first title, Cold Storage, a horror collection including an introduction by the legendary Graham Masterton.

SST has published some of the best authors in the business, including Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Clive Barker, Ray Garton, Ed Gorman, Simon Clark, Jack Ketchum, Bentley Little, Steve Rasnic Tem, Peter Straub, Tom Piccirilli, Paul Kane, Richard Chizmar, and many more. “Our aim is to produce the highest-quality titles in several formats and genres,” Paul Fry said. “But our top priority is to treat our customers like we’d like to be treated. We think that’s extremely important in any business.”

[Based on a press release.]