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.

Join the Colorado Springs Chapter of HWA!

Current members of the parent organization of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) are welcome to join the Colorado Springs Chapter. Membership is open to all levels: Supporting, Associate, Affiliate, and Active.

There is no fee to join the Colorado Springs Chapter. However, you must stay up-to-date with your annual dues with HWA. Non-members may audit one meeting, but must join HWA to continue as a chapter member.

Members may join multiple chapters, especially if they travel frequently or are located near two or more chapters. The Colorado Springs Chapter welcomes current members throughout the state of Colorado and in the surrounding regions. Current members may apply to the Colorado Springs Chapter provided they agree to participate in the chapter’s activities.

If you’d like to join the HWA COS chapter, send us an email at or fill out the Contact form.

Meetings & Events

The Colorado Springs Chapter is currently holding all meetings and events virtually through Zoom. Once COVID restrictions ease up, we will continue with both live and virtual formats. We are seeking to create an inclusive and accessible community available to members in all parts of the region.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of our members or others in any form, including but not limited to any and all of our events, both in person, and online, and also on our social media platforms.