I have just finished applying for membership with the Horror Writers Association. The HWA. I'm tempted to quote Groucho Marx: "Why would I want to belong to any organization that would have me as a member?"
Speaking of which...
A few of us were gently chiding William Jones about his tendency to not do introductions for his anthologies. His response was that introductions (including little tidbits about why a certain story was selected for an anthology) tended to be more popular among writers than among readers. Maybe. But I've always loved things that help me appreciate what I am about to read.
William acquiesced to our nagging. No, he didn't suddenly insert comments in "HIGH SEAS CTHULHU". Instead, he made available on his blog comments from the writers about their work. He has cleverly titled this: High Seas Cthulhu, Below Decks.