I’m honored to have won the 2015 Writing Scholarship from the Horror Writers Association.
Excerpts from the Newsletter Announcement:
The winners of the three annual HWA Scholarships have been selected, and they are Thersa Matsuura (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship), Eric Smith (General Writing Scholarship), and Michael Tugendhat (Poetry Scholarship Award).
Eric Smith, recipient of the General Writing Scholarship, said,
“I thank Marge Simon, Ellen Datlow, Vince Liaguno, and everyone at the HWA for giving me this
opportunity to further my writing career with an educational scholarship. Since I began focusing on
horror writing a year and a half ago I’ve made considerable progress, developing from an
unpublished creative writing major struggling to craft an effective story into an author published in
prominent anthologies alongside big names. I believe that with continued effort on my part and the
input from online courses, seminars and workshops I will produce better and larger works. I’ll be the
one sitting in the front row asking lots of questions.”
The HWA Scholarship Committee consisted of Ellen Datlow, Vince Liaguno, and Marge Simon, while
the Poetry Scholarship Committee members were Corrine De Winter, Michael A. Arnzen, and Marge
Simon. The Poetry Scholarship is sponsored by Eldritch Press.