Sponsoring Institution: Horror Writers Association
Type: Horror Writing Scholarship
Eligibility: Scholarships are open to all applicants interested in writing horror and HWA membership is not required. Applicants must write a cover letter on why you deserve the scholarship (max 500 words), a note on how you plan to use the scholarship (250-500 words), and a writing sample — aka. the horror writing part (max 3000 words).
Submissions open in June.
Winners announced in September.
Highlight: Do you delight in watching or reading horror? Even better, do you enjoy writing in your spare time? Why not combine some of your passions together and earn a scholarship while you’re at it? Enter the writing scholarship, Horror Writers Association Scholarship, to get the chance to win $2500. The money just must go towards things related to progressing your career as a writer! You have two years to spend the money if you win, and it’s super easy to apply! All you need is a cover letter explaining why you deserve to win this writing scholarship, how you plan on using the money and a sample of your scariest, most spine-tingling, goose-bump-inducing prose for a chance to spread terror, keep the judges up at night, and possibly even win some money! Be sure to enter by August for this writing scholarship and you’ll find out if you’ve won in September. Get out there and use this writing scholarship to tell your horror story! Who knows, you might be the next Stephen King!