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