Announcement – State of Horror: Illinois Story List

State of Horror Illinois coverThe selection process for State of Horror: Illinois is completed with authors notified. Now it is time to share the great news with the fans of the anthology series.State of Horror Illinois cover

This round of selections was difficult because there were many impressive stories, but only thirteen available spots. The level of great storytelling was beyond my expectations and the selection process was more challenging than I would have thought. In the end, choices were made based how the stories fit together in the overall collection. I am excited to work with this group of authors in the coming months as we put the final touches on the State of Horror: Illinois anthology and begin our promotional campaign.

Without further delay, let’s present the stories set to appear in Charon Coin Press’ State of Horror: Illinois anthology. The stories and names listed below are not in the order they will appear in the final book.

Chicago Blue by Stuart Conover

Ritter House by A. Lopez, Jr.

Vishnu Springs by DJ Tyrer

What’s Eating the Mob by Paul Puffinburger

Seek No Longer the Beloved by Jay Seate

Drowning in the Hazel by Eli Constant

In Chicago, the Dish Is So Deep, No One Can Hear You Scream by Frank J. Edler

Out Come the Wolves by Claire C. Riley

My Porcelain Monster by Eric I. Dean

Chicago Mike by Della West

Piasa Remains by Herika R. Raymer

Dying Days: Great Mistakes by Armand Rosamilia

The Ghosts of Morse by Julianne Snow

State of Horror: Illinois is scheduled to be released Summer 2014 by Charon Coin Press. Look for upcoming interviews with the authors as they discuss the inspiration for their stories and the draw from the State of Horror anthologies.

Check back for more information and upcoming announcements from Charon Coin Press.

Jerry E. Benns

State of Horror- Editor



8 thoughts on “Announcement – State of Horror: Illinois Story List

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  4. Reblogged this on The Multi-Genre Project and commented:
    The story list for ‘State of Horror Illinois’ has been released. Jerry Benns of Charon Coin Press is doing a great job in working with the authors in putting it all together. Glad to be part of it.


  5. I wish I knew about the submission call for this one because I do have a horror story that is set in Du Page County/Cook County. Are any of your writers from Illinois? I am doing a multi-genre project myself and it’s short story wide too (horror and science fiction are just a small sliver of this one. Shock Totem is making fun of my learning disability and working on something where friends and extended family who are part of the ensemble but the hard part I had too many trying to stifle this.) Illinois is a huge setting for my work — North East Illinois is the brunt of what I do. .


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