Exploring the byways of imagination
Picked Up for Publication
Well, I'm happy to report that my last two story submissions have been picked up for publication by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. It's been a minute since I was included in one of their anthologies, and am very happy to have my work back in one of...
New Short: Hometown Horror
I've gone through and edited a new short story for you all to enjoy. This one came out of a writing prompt that asked for the perspective of a bystander to an event that involved an extraterrestrial. Freed from the need to explain all that is witnessed I was able to...
New Short: Ancient Grains
A new short story for the month of July!
Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice the faint stirrings of the great curtain that hangs ever in the form of appearances between them and the world of causes behind. For only to the few whose inner senses have been quickened, perchance by some strange suffering in the depths, or by a natural temperament bequeathed from a remote past, comes the knowledge, not too welcome, that this greater world lies ever at their elbow, and that any moment a chance combination of moods and forces may invite them to cross the shifting frontier.
Join the Book Club
This is the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers book club, where we take a look at short fiction in the public domain. The golden age of pulp magazines is where many of the common tropes and touchpoints of modern horror draw from, so lets dust some off and see what impact they still have on us, a modern audience. - This is a casual forum where all are welcome (Membership in the GLAHW not required) - Story selection will be handled by the group's moderators with input by its members - This group will cycle forward in monthly installments - All fiction reviewed in this club will be free to read and in the public domain, with links provided
Books we're currently reading
by Robert E. Howard
Start date: September 1, 2021
by Edogawa Rampo
Start date: August 1, 2021
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About the Author
Matthew Tansek is a Detroit based writer and librarian who loves to bring the excitement of speculative fiction to new audiences. After a decade of working with books, Matt knows what makes a good story- and it’s not five dollar words or trendy subject matter. It’s compelling characters in evocative situations.