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

Submissions Open – winter stories and poems

Submissions Open – winter stories and poems


Submissions still open for Winter 2016

We are looking for gothic horror stories (preferably ghost stories) that correspond to the following, Winter and Valentine’s Day. We are also seeking a gothic horror poems for Winter and Valentine‘s Day. Please read the submissions page for further info about what we look for.

We don’t pay as of yet but we will provide links, plug and info to any written product of yours in return. We also will set up a nice little bio block with a photo under your submission. We are just starting out and would like to see if CT can grow enough to someday put together anthologies or printed issues.



Great analogies don’t come easy

Comparisons in a story help a reader to visualize and feel the events of a story. It is important that analogies are not cliche and overused because over time they loose their impact and the feeling you may want a reader to get is lost. However, it is also important that your analogy is something that readers will actually feel and visualize…and not laugh at!

analogies from students

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

A Happily (morbid) Halloween from Cemetery Tomes

William Basso artist

I’d Like to wish you, my first few followers here at Cemetery Tomes, a Very Happy Halloween

In a few days I will be opening up to submissions pertaining to certain subjects. For all you writers out there, keep your eyes open for a post requesting stories.


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