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Cemetery Dance magazine guidelines: Authors and Artists

Authors:
Due to the overwhelming flood of submissions we received, we have closed Cemetery Dance magazine to submissions.

Artists:
We solicit all our cover and interior artwork directly. Query first with samples. At this time, Art Director Mindy Jarusek would prefer to receive and view artwork samples and submissions online, if possible. Please do not send LARGE attachments. Links to your website, online samples, or a web-based portfolio would be best. If you must send attachments, please email first for our requirements. For all artwork related questions and submissions, please contact art@cemeterydance.com and Mindy will reply if she’s interested in seeing more. Thank you.

Grave Tales comic guidelines: Authors and Artists

Grave Tales
Editor: Richard Chizmar
P.O. Box 623
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Grave Tales is a horror anthology comic book presented by the World Fantasy Award-winning publisher Cemetery Dance. Previous contributors include Edward Lee, Richard Laymon, Al Sarrantonio, Nancy Collins, Thomas F. Monteleone, Joe Hill, and others. As always, it is strongly suggested you read a copy of Grave Tales first to get a feel for the publication.

Author Submissions:
We are currently closed to fiction submissions.

Artist Submissions:
We are looking for artwork in the tradition of Warren’s Creepy and Eerie, Marvel and DC anthologies like The Witching Hour and Ghosts, and the EC’s legendary Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. Think the retro look of Bernie Wrightson or Mike Ploog. No manga or other modern styles. We solicit all our cover and interior artwork directly. Query first with samples. At this time, Art Director Mindy Jarusek would prefer to receive and view artwork samples and submissions online, if possible. Please do not send LARGE attachments. Links to your website, online samples, or a web-based portfolio would be best. If you must send attachments, please email first for our requirements. For all artwork related questions and submissions, please contact art@cemeterydance.com and Mindy will reply if she’s interested in seeing more. Thank you.

Payment: Professional rates

Response Time: up to four months

Please do not send any email submissions, proposals, or pitches.

eBook submission guidelines: Authors and Artists

Authors:
We are currently close to unsolicited submissions, but if you’ve been published by Cemetery Dance, Tor, Kensington, Zebra, Leisure, Warner, Signet, St. Martins, Random House, Grand Central, or any major New York publisher or advance paying independent press, please email Cemetery Dance Managing Editor Brian Freeman directly. Thank you!

Artists:
We solicit all our cover and interior artwork directly. Query first with samples. At this time, art director Mindy Jarusek would prefer to receive and view artwork samples and submissions online, if possible. Please do not send LARGE attachments. Links to your website, online samples, or a web-based portfolio would be best. If you must send attachments, please email first for our requirements. For all artwork related questions and submissions, please contact art@cemeterydance.com and Mindy will reply if she’s interested in seeing more. Thank you.

Submitting books for possible review in Cemetery Dance magazine

If you have a soon to be published book that you’d like to have considered for review in Cemetery Dance magazine, you’re on the right page. This is NOT how you submit manuscripts for publication consideration.  This page is only for books that are already being published. If you have a manuscript or artwork you want to submit to the magazine, comic, or book line, please visit the appropriate page: Magazine Submission Guidelines, Comic Submission Guidelines, or Book Submission Guidelines.

Please Note: Authors may submit properly bound review copies, but make sure your publisher isn’t sending us a review copy first. We are happy to consider self-published works, but they must be submitted as bound copies. No emails, electronic versions, or loose pages please.

To have your book considered for review in the magazine, please send one review copy/galley to each of the following addresses:

Cemetery Dance magazine
Review Department
P.O. Box 623
Forest Hill, MD 21050

Nanci Kalanta, Review Editor
543 Hilltop Drive
Staunton, VA 24401

You need to send review copies to both addresses for your book to be fully considered. Materials cannot be returned and we cannot confirm receipt due to the overwhelming amount of material we receive.

We receive hundreds of review materials every month, and although the editors wish we could review them all, we have a very limited number of slots.  Any material that is reviewed will appear first on Horrorworld.org and then a selection of those reviews will appear in the magazine at a later date.  This will give your book twice as much exposure as just appearing in the magazine, while allowing the reviews to be posted in as timely a manner as possible.

Important Note From Nanci Kalanta: I do not accept unsolicited stories. Any works received will be shred.  Please submit short stories through the proper channels.  Only send proper review copies of soon to be published books to the addresses above.

Book submission guidelines: Authors and Artists

Authors:
Sorry, we are not currently reading unsolicited submissions for the book line.

Artists:
We solicit all our cover and interior artwork directly. Query first with samples. At this time, art director Mindy Jarusek would prefer to receive and view artwork samples and submissions online, if possible. Please do not send LARGE attachments. Links to your website, online samples, or a web-based portfolio would be best. If you must send attachments, please email first for our requirements. For all artwork related questions and submissions, please contact art@cemeterydance.com and Mindy will reply if she’s interested in seeing more. Thank you.