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Erie Tales

Erie Tales is our annual member-driven, theme-based anthology. Topics are announced in January and the anthology is released in time for the Annual Halloween Party.

Erie Tales

Erie Tales 01: Tales of Terror

Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers presents an anthology of horror fiction from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.  Don’t be afraid… be terrified.

  • Out of print


Erie Tales 2: Zombie Chronicles

Erie Tales 02: Zombie Chronicles

Erie Tales is back with more tales to chill your bones. While hiking on Isle Royale , a man finds the world has gone smash and he is on his own to find his way off the island. In a struggle to survive the apocalypse, one family finds an innovative way to find food. A woman who is terrified by raisins, finds that her fear is very well founded. These and many more tales of the undead are presented here for your reading pleasure . . . if you dare.


Erie Tales 3: Saturday Evening Ghost

Erie Tales 03: Saturday Evening Ghost

Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers presents an anthology of horror fiction from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.  Don’t be afraid… be terrified.

  • Out of print
  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01


Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 04: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary combo-themed anthology with Resurrection Mary and the Apocolypse. It made sense to us.

  • Out of Print
  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01


Erie Tales Omnibus Vol. 01

Inside these pages you will find all manner of creepy, crawly things. Hideously deformed creatures on the outside share space with those handsome villains that are only hideously deformed on the inside. Get ready, readers, for you hold in your hands the Erie Tales Omnibus! Collected here, for the first time, are the most frightening stories from the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers’ yearly anthology, Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers is an organization of like-minded writers, artists, and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.


Erie Tales 5: Dreadful Delusions

Erie Tales 05: Dreadful Delusions

A collection of tales that go bump in your head from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.

  • Out of print


Erie Tales 06: Number of the Beast

No number strikes fear into the heart of so many people like 6-6-6: the Number of the Beast. For the members of GLAHW, it also signifies its 6th full year as an independent organization of Horror Writers and aficionados, its sixth annual Halloween party, and its 6th Anthology. Special? You bet, for the coming of 666 means nearly a dozen new stories from returning members as well new bright shiny faces, bringing their own twisted interpretation of “666” to terrifying light. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers is an organization of like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes Region, but with fingers that extend around the world. Don’t be afraid… be terrified.


Erie Tales 07: Myths and Mayhem

Our lives are built from the myths and fairy tales of our youth. Our first cautionary tales come not from our parents, but the stories found in little golden books with geese in hats on the covers. Throughout our lives, they are told and re-told, the characters changing shape and motive, but the message remaining true – don’t leave the path, careful what you wish for, smarter is better that bigger. Presented to you in this, our seventh offering, are eleven stories that never quite left us, fashioned in new ways as only we can. Some you will recognize – Puss in Boots, The Pied Piper, Little Red Riding Hood. Others come from far flung lands, like Japan, Eastern Europe, Norway. So, find your favorite reading nook, grab your warmest blanket, and get ready to remember a time when your mind was open to the strongest magic only a fairy tale could offer. Our magic is a little stronger, so maybe you’d better bring that night light, too.


Erie Tales 08: Holiday Horror

Put some spice into your holidays with this collection of holiday inspired terrors from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.


Erie Tales 09: Transformation

Change is hard. It’s especially difficult when you’re just trying to fit in with fur or fangs or your wings just make you look fat. In this our 9th offering, Erie Tales takes note of Shapeshifters, those that hide among us with unnatural appetites, unusual final forms, and toes that will never look cute in peep-toe pumps. Let your hair down, shake a tail feather, and really let yourself go. You’re among friends now, and we accept you for what you are. Forever.


Erie Tales 10: Masquerade

Each story contained in the volume you hold in your hands features masks — physical, psychological, supernatural… Sit back and relax, if you can, and enjoy our examination of the masks we all wear and the horrible things which lie beneath. If anything gets too intense, just lift yourself up with the knowledge that the GLAHW has been here for ten years and the only place that we’re going is those dark spaces that you don’t want to examine on your own. Don’t worry, we’ll take you with us.


Recurring Nightmares

In addition to Erie Tales, we’ve also begun a new series called Recurring Nightmare, featuring the name of the winner of the Anthology Auction at our Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash. For the cost of a special raffle ticket, one lucky person will have his or her name featured in every story created especially for the Recurring Nightmare book, released the following late Spring. 2014 saw the debut anthology with Amanda’s Recurring Nightmares. We followed up with Adwenia’s Recurring Nightmares in 2015, and David and Peggy in 2016. Our 2017 winner, Ruth, is already out and Nicole’s will debut in late 2019!

Recurring Nightmares story submissions are open to everyone!

Amanda’s Recurring Nightmares

Seven horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they want to her.  This is the 1st edition of Recurring Nightmares.

Recurring Nightmares is the charity anthology awarded via Special Raffle Prize at the annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, hosted by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Literacy Center of Detroit (dlcliteracy.org).


Adwenia’s Recurring Nightmares

Six horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they want to her – oh, and throw in an appliance – in this 2nd volume.

Recurring Nightmares is the charity anthology awarded via Special Raffle Prize at the annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, hosted by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Literacy Center of Detroit (dlcliteracy.org).


David and Peggy's Excellent Recurring Nightmares

David and Peggy’s Excellent Recurring Nightmares

Seven horror writers are gifted the names of two real people and told to do whatever they want to them – oh, and throw in a chicken in the third volume.

Recurring Nightmares is the charity anthology awarded via Special Raffle Prize at the annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, hosted by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Literacy Center of Detroit (dlcliteracy.org).


Ruth's Recurring Nightmares (2018)

Ruth’s Recurring Nightmares

6 horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they wanted as long as these unspeakable acts contained a dog and/or a quilt! In the following stories, nothing bad happens to the doggies (or the quilt) but the same can’t be said for Ruth. She won the right to experience all the madness these writers could throw at her, and they were more than happy to oblige.

Recurring Nightmares is the charity anthology awarded via Special Raffle Prize at the annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, hosted by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Literacy Center of Detroit (dlcliteracy.org).


Ghostlight Magazine

GLAHW is pleased to present Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror. It is an annual publication open to all Creatives.  Submission Guidelines can be found here.

Ghostlight 2015

The relaunch of the annual digest presented by GLAHW.  Horror and dark fiction by:

  1. Deborah Walker
  2. Michael Aronovitz
  3. John Teel
  4. Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
  5. and others

Featuring photography by Rie Sheridan Rose (eBook does not contain photography).


Ghostlight 2016

The Winter edition of the annual digest presented by GLAHW.  Horror and dark fiction by:

  1. Christina Sng
  2. Trico Lutkins
  3. S.L. Dixon
  4. John Thomas Allan
  5. and others


Ghostlight 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of the annual digest presented by GLAHW. Horror and dark fiction by The Winter Edition of the now annual digest presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW). Horror and dark fiction by:

  1. Laroo Jack
  2. Edward Ahern
  3. John Grey
  4. and others

With artwork by Paul Paul Lubaczewski and Pamela V Jones.


Ghostlight 2018

The Winter/Spring 2018 Edition of the annual digest presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW) contains horror fiction and dark poetry from new and established authors. Edited by Nicole e. Castle with contributions from:

  1. Jen Haeger
  2. Terry Hojnacki
  3. James Cavahl
  4. Claire T. Feild
  5. Stephen McQuiggan
  6. Patrick Winters
  7. and others


Ghostlight 2019

The Spring 2019 Edition of the annual digest is presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW) contains horror and dark fiction and poetry from new and established authors. Edited by Nicole Castle with contributions from:

  1. Emma Johnson-Rivard
  2. Tony Evans
  3. J.B. Toner
  4. John Grey
  5. and more