Frequently asked questions
- Are the works of Lovecraft public domain?
- How can I get my work displayed at the Temple of Dagon?
- How can I get in touch with the authors and artists featured here?
- Are you affiliated with Arkham House? Can you get me published?
- I am an author. Is it ok to use Mythos references in my works?
- Can I contribute something?
- How can I help?
There is a lot of speculation with this topic as copyright law is very complex. The complete works of Lovecraft are in fact owned by Arkham House Publishers. It is most certainly under violation of copyright to display the works on a web page without their permission.
The best way is to contact me directly. Let me know what you would be interested in submitting, and send links to the works (or email them) so I can take a look. We will go from there.
Most of the authors and artists have their email address on their page. If not, you can leave them a comment, or try to find them in the forum. There are sections specifically set up for readers to comment and discuss the works of the individuals featured here. They always like hearing from fans! There is also a section setup for aspiring Mythos authors who need advice.
While the Temple of Dagon is in good standing with Arkham House, and I have been in contact with them in the past, this site is not affiliated with them in any way. If you would like to submit your work to Arkham House, or any other publishing company, I recommend visiting their website to find out the best action to take. Always follow the proper procedure or your work will probably not be considered.
It is most certainly ok. I have actually discussed this with Arkham House to get their official policy. It is perfectly fine to use characters, places, etc. This helps keep the Mythos alive, and new writers in its ranks. The only ‘rule’ is this: be sure your stories are original, and not just rips of original tales!
Most certainly! The Temple is always on the lookout for new original content. Visitor submissions are a big part of the community here.
I am always happy to hear from individuals who are interested in helping the site. This could include contributions, ideas/suggestions for new content, etc. Donations to help cover hosting costs and future projects are always welcome as well!