Grave Tales comic guidelines: Authors and Artists

Grave Tales
Editor: Richard Chizmar

Grave Tales is a horror anthology comic book presented by the World Fantasy Award-winning publisher Cemetery Dance Publications. 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 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 email any story submissions, proposals, or pitches.