Stache Seeking Strange and Scary Shorts for Comic Anthology

Stache, a small-press comic publisher, announces a call for short works for a new horror-themed comic collection. Planned for Halloween, the anthology will be a spooky sequel to 2014’s Out of the Blue. Marta Tanrikulu, Corey Fryia and Marcus Muller are returning as editors with Claire Connelly (The Long Year, Black Eyes) providing cover art.

“The first volume collected some very fine stories under an umbrella theme of strangeness. Having an anthology championed by a supportive small publisher allowed the contributors to have their work made available both through online marketplaces digitally and in print, as well as directly to fans at conventions and local comics shops. I’m excited to be involved again in putting together a sequel that will entrance people like me who enjoy scares and surprises, especially around Hallowe’en,” said Tanrikulu.

In addition to having a scary slant, strange stories with twist endings will be favored. Preference will be given to works with no previous publication, followed by those with very limited or digital-only publication, or published in a language other than English. Submissions should be complete and in full color or tones. (Black and white comics will be considered only as a stylistic choice deemed essential to the story.) Submissions of finished short comics will be accepted from July 10 through July 31.

To submit, email a low-resolution version as an attachment or secure link to the editor at If the work was previously published or accepted for publication, please state where. A short biography (~50 words) for each creator is also requested with each submission.

A copy of the completed book will be provided to the creators. As with the first volume, royalties will benefit The Comic Book Project, a child literacy initiative.­­

Additional specifications can be found on Stache’s open anthologies page.

9 thoughts on “Stache Seeking Strange and Scary Shorts for Comic Anthology

  1. Sergio Acevedo

    Hello There,

    I wanted to know if there is a specific page count when it comes to the submissions for the Comic Anthology. If possible, could you provide a minimum and maximum amount of pages for the submission? The would give me a general idea for the story and in how many pages (and panels) I would be able to tell it.

    Thank You,

    Sergio Acevedo

    • stache Post author

      The editors are not asking for a specific page count. In the first edition, shorts ranged from one page to twelve pages. Thanks.

    • stache Post author

      The editing team is estimating that they’ll need two to three weeks to review and make selections.

    • stache Post author

      Hello Alexandar.

      We are close to selecting a theme for this year’s anthology. Please watch our website, Facebook, or Twitter for more information.



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