Annual Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll

Hey folks! Just wanted to put up a quick post about the annual “Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll” for 2017. Several of our members have been nominated in various categories, as well as GLAHW itself for our 10th Erie Tales anthology! I’ll provide a link to the main poll below but feel free to check out all categories and vote for – OR NOMINATE – your favorites from 2017. Poll is open until January 14.


Nominated members include:

Essel Pratt (with a whopping 8 books!) for Best Horror Novel (Backwoods Bonfire, Lacrimation of the Leviathan: From the Case Files of Detective Mansfield, Orleans Occult: Bourbon Street Lucifer, Repercussions Run Rampant: Reports of Revenge, Regret, and Retribution, Ungodly Undoing: Tales of Ubiquitous Umbrage, Xperimental Genocide) , Best Young Adult Novel (Secession Part One: Voluntary Deportation), AND Best Erotica Novel (Yeti, Yearning)

Mary Lynne Gibbs for Best YA Novel (Jericho Rising)

Peggy Christie for Best Horror Novel (The Vessel)

Ken MacGregor for Best Anthology (Sex, Gore, and Millipedes published by Dragons Roost Press)

Michael Patrick Hicks for Best Horror Novel (Mass Hysteria)

In addition to all these words, our cover artist extraordinaire, Don England, has been nominated for his work on our 10th Erie Tales anthology, Masquerade.

If I’ve missed anyone, PLEASE let me know or feel free to post it on the GLAHWG!


Just in time for your last minute holiday shopping, the latest Erie Tales can’t wait to remove that uncomfortable face, pop open a cold body, gnaw away the day’s troubles.

Each story 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 10 years and the only places we go are those dark spaces that you don’t want to examine on your own.

Don’t worry, we’ll take you with us.

Edited by Michael Cieslak, ETX contains stories by Peggy Christie, J.M. Van Horn, MontiLee Stormer, Cassie Carnage, and Mark Matthews, with cover art by the inimitable Don England.
Erie Tales X is now available on with all of the other fantastic GLAHW titles!  They’re also Amazon Prime eligable, so you can have them before the Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and even the closing days of Hanukkah!
No horror fan left behind!

Submissions for Erie Tales VII: Myths and Fairy Tales Now Open

GLAHW is pleased to open submissions for the Annual Anthology. You must be a current member (paid dues for 2014) of GLAHW to submit. If you would like to join, you may pay your dues at any time as long as you do it before you submit.

This year’s theme is Fairy Tales and Myths – open to all cultures and interpretations.

Deadline for stories is June 30, 2014.

For the tl;dr crowd, the theme for 2014 is Fairy Tales and Myths. You can choose from any fairy tale or myth from any culture, just shoot a message on the Message Board so we don’t have multiple visions of the same tale. 

  1. All stories for this anthology must be stories based on fairy tales and myths. No Urban Legends will be accepted (we already did that anthology). No other type of stories will be accepted.
  2. Yes we accept Poetry. Poems can be up to fifty lines each.
  3. Please don’t send us sword & sorcery or space opera stories. Tolkien and Lucas have their place, but not here. Also, we don’t accept “fan fiction” which includes anything based on a video game, book, movie or any other creator’s work. Normally we would say here, “If you don’t own the copyright to the characters in your story, we cannot publish your story”, but for this anthology please make sure your fairy tale or myth is in the Public Domain and you aren’t recycling someone else’s theme – like Hansel and Gretel, Vampire Hunters.
  4. Please don’t send us “Slash” or Erotica or anything graphically describing sex. Sex is okay, as long as it’s integral to the story, but don’t over-do it. Don’t use gore for gore’s sake. There are anthologies and digests that would love to read your torture porn, but ERIE TALES is not one of them.
  5. Stories should be between 500 – 5,000 words. This word count is firm. Stories above this word limit will be deleted unread. If you have a story shorter than this, please query.
  6. Please follow proper manuscript format. If you don’t know what proper manuscript format is, please follow this link.  Stories not in proper manuscript format will be returned unread.
  7. Stories should be submitted as an attachment in either MS Word (.doc, docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  8. We already have a cover artist, but we’d love to see your B&W  art for the interior. See the guidelines for details, or query
  9. All acceptances will receive one (1) Contributor’s Copy and our humble thanks.
  10. Deadline for stories is June 30, 2014.
  11. Expected publication is October, 2014

PLEASE READ ALL Erie Tales VII Guidelines BEFORE SUBMITTING TO SAVE US FROM REPEATED FACEPALMS. We want to use your masterpiece, so please please follow the Erie Tales VII Guidelines so the world can revel in your genius.

Thank you!