New Horror Award

Pan Macmillan is establishing the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing to celebrate the late author’s life and career. (Herbert died in March 2013.)

The annual prize will be open to horror novels written in English and published in the U.K. Pan Macmillan also notes:

The prize, which will be awarded annually, aims to discover and publicise a new generation of horror authors working today and celebrate the boldest and most exciting talent in the genre. 

The first award will be open to work appearing in 2014. Self-published novels are ineligible.

The winning author will receive a specially-designed commemorative statuette and a cheque for £2000.

A shortlist of five novels will be announced in January 2015 and the winner named at an awards ceremony in March 2015.