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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Horror Writers Association Adds Shroud to the Approved Publishers List

There are few honors in dark fiction publishing as important as to be recognized by the preeminent horror author advocacy organization, The Horror Writers Association. Shroud was thrilled to be nominated for a Bram Stoker Award last year by the HWA for "Best Anthology" for Beneath the Surface. This year Rio Youers' Shroud novella, Mama Fish made the final update for the award, and since Shroud's inception several of Shroud's authors have been recommended for the award.

However, it's not always about awards. From a publisher's standpoint it is more important to be recognized for treating authors the way they should be treated. Since Shroud's first issue, first novella, and first anthology, we have always insisted on paying our authors for their efforts. In the beginning, we paid professional rates and were responsible for helping a few authors secure Active HWA status. As economic conditions got rocky, we were forced to scale back our payment scheme, and thus helped writers attain their affiliate status. We always pay advances on longer work, and we hope to return to professional rates in the very near future.

The president of the HWA, Deborah LeBlanc, has informed us that the HWA board has voted to add Shroud to their list of Approved Publishers. Our name will be added to the list in the next few weeks after the Stoker Awards process quiets down.

Thank you HWA!

12 comments:

jasonlkeene said...

Alright!

Congrats, and I'm extremely pleased to see Shroud be appointed as such. Definitely deserve it.

Thank you all for all that you do, and keep up the great work.


~Jason L. Keene

Natalie L. Sin said...

Huzzah! : ) Rock on, Shroud.

Sheldon S. Higdon said...

Tim,

Well deserved for your hard work, dedication, and your kick-assness! Yeah, I just made that up because it's true. Wicked true!

Keep it up, brother.

All Hail SHROUD! Hip hip...

*Sheldon*

Kevin Lucia said...

Fabulous news!

Thomas A. Erb said...

That's great news Tim and everyone at SHROUD!
It's well deserved and I couldn't be happier!
You guys are amazing!

Anton Cancre said...

I think it goes without saying that this is well deserved. In a short time, you've not only put together a fine publishing house and magazine, but a dependable brand that speaks of high quality. Good going.

Ben Eads said...

Congratulations! Very good news indeed. Shroud is an excellent magazine well worthy of this. I knew it was just a matter of time. ; )

craigdbpatton said...

Fantastic news! Congrats to Tim and all of the other folks who make Shroud hum.

- Craig D.B. Patton

Hiram Grange said...

Thank you all for your support!

Lee Thompson said...

Awesome! Congrats!

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玉苓 said...

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