San Diego

Welcome to the San Diego Chapter of the international Horror Writers Association!

THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. HWA was formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field’s greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. It is the oldest and most respected professional organization for the much-loved writers who have brought you the most enjoyable sleepless nights of your life.

crow2Our goal as a local chapter is to bring together writers, editors, and readers throughout San Diego County, to spread our love of the horror genre and support the creative minds that bring the horrors of the night to life.



The following services are available to members:

1.  Mentorship and beta reading rogram

2.  Monthly meetings and newsletter

3.  Networking opportunities with other horror lovers.

Horror Writers Association: San Diego Chapter (HWA San Diego) is the local arm of the Horror Writers Association serving all of San Diego County. In addition to supporting the missions of the parent company, HWA San Diego has the following goals:

1.  Create a strong community of horror lovers throughout southern California.

2.  Increase and provide mentorship and other supportive opportunities for members within the chapter.

3.  Become the go-to organization in San Diego for all things horror related.

4. Have a public presence at major local cons and writing events to spread the love of the genre.


The HWA welcomes all fans of horror, including: 

  • Writers
  • Screenwriters
  • Poets
  • Academics
  • Booksellers
  • Librarians
  • Editors
  • Publishers
  • Agents
  • Readers

For further information, please contact the chapter organizers:  Danielle Kaheaku and Kristina (KC) Grifant at HWA.SanDiego@gmail.com, or visit the main HWA website:  horror.org.

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