WiHM (Women in Horror)
The Women in Horror Interview Series
I am proud to announce that my interview series on women horror writers has been approved for the 2013 Women in Horror Month seal. I am now considered a Women in Horror Month Ambassador which comes with specific responsibilities to maintain the integrity of the seal. The biggest component of this is remaining professional and represent WiHM and the underrepresented female artists with respect.
I would like to thank the Viscera Organization for this opportunity.
In order to honor Women in Horror, I will be applying the seal to and reposting interviews with Women in Horror from the past year, in addition to interviewing new women whenever possible. (If a name on the list doesn’t have a link yet that’s because it’s an upcoming interview that has already been scheduled).
If you are interested in being interviewed, please see my Interviews page.
The Guest Blogs:
“Things That Go Bump In My Head” is featuring a series of Guest Blogs in honor of “Women in Horror” month:
Joslyn Corvis – On Bullying & Young Writers
Kateryna Fury – On Images of Disability in Horror
Hollis Jay – On Women and Gender Roles in Horror
David Watson – On LA Banks and Octavia Butler
Black Women in Horror Series:
20 Black Women in Horror Fiction (List 1)
I am working on an eBook alphabetically listing all 60 women. If you can think of anyone who should be on this list but is not, please leave it in the comments for either article or send me a tweet @sumikoska or – email me firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Women in Horror Month:
You can find Women in Horror Month’s official website and connect with other activities associated with Women in Horror Month HERE:
WiHM Interview Proposal:
Here is my project description:
Full Name: Sumiko Saulson
Primary Contact Email: email@example.com
Introduce yourself, company, or organization: My name is Sumiko Saulson. I am an independently published horror writer. I am a woman of color. I blog about horror, and interview horror writers. Whenever possible I try to find and include as many women and women of color as possible.
Explain in detail about the event/project/media that the Seal will be used for:
I would like to be able to apply the Women in Horror Recognition seal to the interviews with female horror writers I have already completed. Many of them are women of color, which as a whole are under represented in horror. I would repost the interviews in February with the Women in Horror seal.
Discuss how your proposal is in line with the WiHM mission:
It will recognize female authors in horror, both established and up and coming in the genre. It will recognize women of color, who are underrepresented as horror authors.
Women in Horror:
These interviews are being included in the 2013 Women in Horror Interview Series. Every February, Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists underrepresented female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. WiHM seeks to expose and break down social constructs and miscommunication between female professionals while simultaneously educating the public about discrimination and how they can assist the female gender in reaching equality.