Cemetery Tomes – A place to read modern gothic horror fiction.


November 2015

Get Inspired! Write!




Mistakes we all make them…

Yes even the mainstream press makes them. That’s why it is so important to have an editor look at your work. another set of fresh eyes would have done the trick on these less than fabulous headlines!



For writers, Stephen King talks about writing, creating and characterization

Stephen King talks about writing, creating and characterization. This is a few years old but it’s quite interesting for both fans and writers.

The Lovecraft Universe – easy learning video

HP Lovecraft

Do you want to understand more about the Lovecraft universe of monsters, places, and themes? Check out The Lovecraft Alphabet:

The Problem with Great Ideas!

We all get great ideas for a story, a movie, or even a song. The problem is, getting that initial burst of energy and creativity turned into something that people will like to  read, watch and be entertained by… not so easy!

the dream - the reality

Submissions now open for fall/winter 2015

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Submissions now open for fall/winter 2015

We are looking for Gothic horror stories (preferably ghost stories) that correspond to the following holidays and yearly events, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Winter and Valentine’s Day. We will be posting only one story for each subject. We are also seeking a Gothic horror poems for Winter and Valentine‘s Day.

As we find the tale for each subject we will discontinue taking submissions for that one event. So, as of Dec. 1st, we ask that you first inquire about each subject. You can include a brief 3 to 10 sentence synopsis about your story or story idea in the email. If we like the idea and the subject is still open, we will ask you to send the submission. Please read the submissions page for further info about what we look for.

So, to recap,
*open submission through Nov. 2015
*Dec. 1st on, inquire first

Once again, it doesn’t have to hit you over the head with Gothic, it could just have a Gothic flavor. Of course, if you have something, full on Gothic, that will be acceptable for sure.

Send to the email address on the submissions page.

Thanks in advance for your submissions

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