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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

31 Days of Horror-- Day 22: Prizes for Libraries Who Celebrate Halloween Haunts

The Horror Writers Association is running a contest for libraries.  You can win prizes just for using their resources to make you look better.

Back at the beginning of this marathon month, I had this post about the HWA’s Halloween Haunts program.  But to recap, there is at least 1 post every day by a member of the organization talking about horror, halloween, or their work.  There is a wealth of information here, and all of it makes you look more responsive and better prepared to your patrons seeking frightening reads.

So you should already be checking Halloween Haunts at least once a week during this month.

But just in case you were not, I wanted to point out this wonderful opportunity.  See below for details or click here.  You still have time to email your entries to membership@horror.org.

Good luck!

Halloween Haunts: Horror Writers Association Goes to the Library

This year, for the first time, the Horror Writers Association invited libraries to get involved with Halloween Haunts and help promote the event to their patrons. Libraries were asked to post HH announcements to their online sites, in their libraries, or to involve HH in their teen reads and literacy programs–and then submit photos of screenshots of their efforts.
All libraries that participate are entered in a raffle to win one of the following prizes:
  • Grand Prize: $100 for an in-library Halloween party or event or to support in-library literacy or creative writing programs
  • First Prize: $50 for an in-library Halloween party or event or to support in-library literacy or creative writing programs
  • Second Prize: A basket of horror books donated by members of the HWA.
  • Third Prize: An in-library Skype visit from a horror writer for a creative writing discussion and/or reading of scary stories.
Here are the entries received as of October 19. Many thanks to the folks at these libraries for participating in Halloween Haunts and for showing their support for the horror genre and the Horror Writers Association. The winners of the raffle will be announced on November 1. Until then, there’s still time to help spread the word and enter the drawing. Entries may be sent to membership@horror.org.

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