Australasian Horror Writers Association

The Australasian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) is a non-profit organisation formed in 2003. The AHWA provides a community and unified voice for Australasian writers of dark fiction, fostering the evolution of the genre within Australia.

AHWA is the first point of reference for writers and fans of the dark side of literature in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. AHWA spreads the acceptance and understanding of horror literature to a wider audience, and in doing so gain a greater readership for established and new writers alike.AHWA offers new and established writers:

  • Opportunities to be published
  • Mentor Programs
  • Critique services
  • Competitions and giveaways
  • Opportunities to interact with other writers, publishers, artists and other key members of the community
  • Genre news on the Australian scene
  • Links to horror-related and writing resources

To reach these goals we welcome all suggestions, comments and ideas. To contact the AHWA email:

Visit SINISTER READS – The blog of the AHWA