Enigmatic Tales was a small press quarterly anthology of horror stories and artwork edited by Len Maynard and Mick Sims, and published in the UK by Enigmatic Press.
Ten issues of this title appeared in print, the first in 1998, the last in 2000.
The first issue of Enigmatic Tales was published in the Summer of 1998. Cover art was by Iain Maynard and contributors of interior artwork were Des Knight, Colin Langeveld, and Iain Maynard. Contributors of writing were Simon Bestwick, Paul Bradshaw, Nigel Brown, Bernard Capes, Allison Cologna, Paul Finch, John B. Ford, Howard Pease, David Price, and editors Maynard and Sims.
Issue 2 appeared Autumn 1998. Cover art was by Iain Maynard, interior artwork by Alan Hunter, Des Knight, Steve Lines, and Iain Maynard. Writing came from Alan Austin, Simon Bestwick, Nellie K. Blisset, Allison Cologna, John Davis, Paul Finch, Rhys Hughes, Colin Pink, Joe Rattigan, R. E. Vernede, and editors Maynard and Sims.
Enigmatic Tales Issue 3 was released Winter 1998, and included a Christmas Card, with prose by Chris Fox, illustrated by Iain Maynard. The cover was by Iain Maynard and interior artwork was by Gerald Gaubert, Colin Langeveld, Steve Lines, and Iain Maynard. Contributing writers were Nigel Brown, David Cowdall, David Christopher, B. M. Croker, Trevor Denyer, W. D. Dobell, Paul Finch, Gerald Gaubert, Paul Joyce, A. F. Kidd (Picatrix), Robert E. Murphy, Martyn Prince, Peter Tennant, and Geoffrey Warburton.
Issue 4 was published Spring 1999. Cover was by Iain Maynard. The interior artwork was by Cathy Buburuz (Champagne Horror) with Charles Fallis, Gerald Gaubert, Des Knight, Steve Lines, Iain Maynard. Writing was by Cardinal Cox, James Doig, Katherine Haynes, Rick Kennett with A. F. Kidd, Jesse F. Knight, D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous) with G. Lewis, Paul Marshall, Deborah Maudlin, Mark McLaughlin (The Urbanite), Martin Owton, Michael Pendragon, Z. I. Ponder, Tina Rath, Paul Walther, Peter Wykes, Stuart Young, and a reprint of a story by Jules Verne.
The Summer of 1999 brought with it Issue 5. The cover was by Iain Maynard, with interior artwork by Cathy Buburuz, Gerald Gaubert, Alan Hunter, Iain Maynard, and Rob Suggs. Writing was by Alan Austin, Simon Bestwick, Joan Boar, Mark Leon Collins, Dick Donovon, Paul Finch, Chris Fox, Ian Hunter, Colin Pink, Hunter Seitz, Sarah Singleton, Andrew Vachss, and editors Maynard and Sims.
Issue 6 appeared Autumn 1999. The cover was by Iain Maynard and interior artwork was by Cathy Buburuz with Charles Fallis, Gerald Gaubert, Steve Lines, Iain Maynard, and Rob Suggs. Writing was by Paul Bradshaw, David Christopher, Paul Finch, Dave Fode, Lauren Halkon, Katherine Haynes, Pamela Jorgenson, Dale J. Nelson, Michael Pendragon, Francis C. Prevot, Steve Savile, John Saxton, H. W. F. Tatham, Peter Tennant, Carole Tyrrell, and Paul Walther.
Issue 7 was released Winter 1999, with a cover by Iain Maynard. Interior artwork was by Cathy Buburuz, Dave Fode, Gerald Gaubert, David Grilla, Steve Lines, Iain Maynard, and Rob Suggs. Writing was by A. M. Burrage, Jack Fisher, John B. Ford with Derek M.Fox, Charles Hivner, Rhys Hughes, Paul Kane, R. K. Kemp, Steven Lockley, Simon Logan, Colin Mackay, Ash Miller, Philip Murray, Mark Nicholls, Joe Rattigan, Steve Redwood, Richard Reeve, and J. A. C. Shire.
Published in Spring 2000, Issue 8 featured cover art by Iain Maynard and interior artwork by Cathy Buburuz, Russell Dickerson, Gerald Gaubert, Alan Hunter, and Iain Maynard. Writing was by Alan Austin, Matthew Banks, Larry Blazek, Adrian Brown, Nigel Brown, Quentin Crisp, James Doig, Keven L. Donihe, Kay Fletcher, Sean Russell Friend (Overspace), Lauren Halkon, Walt Jarvis, Jesse Knight, Tim Lebbon, Paul Marshall, J. Dyott Matthews, Peter Tennant, Mark West, Peter J. Wilson, and Alec Worley.
Issue 9 appeared Summer 2000, with cover art by Chris Whitlow. Interior illustrations were by Cathy Buburuz, Andria J. Cooke, Russell Dickerson, Dave Fode, Sean Russell Friend, Gerald Gaubert, David Grilla, John Hawkhead, Iain Maynard, and Douglas Walters. Writing was by Andria J. Cooke, James Doig, Katherine Haynes, Rick Kennett, G. Lewis with D.F. Lewis, Antony Mann, Paul Marshall, Maria Middlemore, John Pela, Dave Price, Sarah Singleton, Peter Tennant, D. J. Tyrer, Peter J. Wilson, Alec Worley, and Peter Wykes.
The last issue of Enigmatic Tales, issue 10, was published Autumn 2000. The cover art was by GAK. Interior artwork was by Cathy Buburuz & Charles Fallis, Andria Cooke, Gerald Gaubert, Alan Hunter, Chris-Ann Kent, Steve Lines, and Iain Maynard. Writing was by Alan Austin, Joan Board, Chris Butler, Mayra Calvani, Andria Cooke, Thomas Denny, Trevor Denyer, James S. Dorr, Laura Elvin, Gary Greenwood, Lauren Halkon, Chad Hensley, Iain Maynard, Kurt Newton, John Pelan, Clive Pemberton, Mark Samuels, John Shire, George R. Sims, and Mark West.