Why The Chamber Publishes at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Fridays

The Chamber tries to gain the maximum exposure it can for the writers it publishes, not only in the US, but around the world. To assist people in deciding whether to submit works to The Chamber, I have added the following blurb to the top of the Submissions page:

In order to gain maximum exposure to the English-speaking world, new issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/4:00 p.m. BST/8:30: p.m. IST/1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

Submissions | The Chamber Magazine

For those of you who may not be intimately familiar with time zone terminology, this breaks down as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. CDT is US Central Daylight Time. This is the time in Chicago. It is 11:00 a.m. in New York City and 8:00 a.m. in Los Angeles. Publishing at this time gets exposure to all major population centers at a time when people are awake (having had their morning coffee or tea) and going through their day. Fridays were chosen, because, reportedly, many people are deciding what to read over the weekend on Fridays. That is why some writing groups and organizations advertise this as “Fiction Friday”.
  • 4:00 p.m. BST is British Standard Time. This is the time in London, England.
  • 8:30 p.m. IST is India Standard Time. This is the time in Mumbai, India, which has a large English-speaking portion of its population and probably the most English speakers between Cairo and Sydney.
  • 1:00 a.m. AEST is Australian Eastern Standard Time, the time zone containing the most populous cities in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, etc.)

Articles, updates, and announcements may be published at other times depending upon various factors including simply experiments to determine what practices garner the most readers or to focus on readers in a particular time zone. For that reason, some posts will appear or will be repeated at times such as 6:00 p.m. CDT or 3:00 a.m. CDT.

To do your own time zone calculations, I recommend using TimeandDate.com.

Appearing in The Chamber on May 7

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/4:00 p.m. BST/1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

“The Collector” Fiction by Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes has been writing and publishing short stories for the past decade.

“The Man with a Mole in the Shape of a Cross” Fiction by Benjamin Umayam

Ben Umayam moved to NYC to write the Great American Filipino Short Story.

Five Poems by Edilson A. Ferreira

Mr. Ferreira, 77, is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than in Portuguese.

“Dia de Muertos” Poetry by John Tustin

John Tustin’s poetry has appeared in many disparate literary journals since 2009.

Three Poems by Melody Wang

Melody Wang dabbles in piano composition and also enjoys hiking, baking, and playing with her dogs.

Why The Chamber Publishes at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Fridays

The Chamber tries to gain the maximum exposure it can for the writers it publishes, not only in the US, but around the world. To assist people in deciding whether to submit works to The Chamber, I have added the following blurb to the top of the Submissions page:

In order to gain maximum exposure to the English-speaking world, new issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/4:00 p.m. BST/8:30: p.m. IST/1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

Submissions | The Chamber Magazine

For those of you who may not be intimately familiar with time zone terminology, this breaks down as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. CDT is US Central Daylight Time. This is the time in Chicago. It is 11:00 a.m. in New York City and 8:00 a.m. in Los Angeles. Publishing at this time gets exposure to all major population centers at a time when people are awake (having had their morning coffee or tea) and going through their day. Fridays were chosen, because, reportedly, many people are deciding what to read over the weekend on Fridays. That is why some writing groups and organizations advertise this as “Fiction Friday”.
  • 4:00 p.m. BST is British Standard Time. This is the time in London, England.
  • 8:30 p.m. IST is India Standard Time. This is the time in Mumbai, India, which has a large English-speaking portion of its population and probably the most English speakers between Cairo and Sydney.
  • 1:00 a.m. AEST is Australian Eastern Standard Time, the time zone containing the most populous cities in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, etc.)

Articles, updates, and announcements may be published at other times depending upon various factors including simply experiments to determine what practices garner the most readers or to focus on readers in a particular time zone. For that reason, some posts will appear or will be repeated at times such as 6:00 p.m. CDT or 3:00 a.m. CDT.

To do your own time zone calculations, I recommend using TimeandDate.com.

Appearing in The Chamber on May 7

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/4:00 p.m. BST/1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

“The Collector” Fiction by Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes has been writing and publishing short stories for the past decade.

“The Man with a Mole in the Shape of a Cross” Fiction by Benjamin Umayam

Ben Umayam moved to NYC to write the Great American Filipino Short Story.

Five Poems by Edilson A. Ferreira

Mr. Ferreira, 77, is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than in Portuguese.

“Dia de Muertos” Poetry by John Tustin

John Tustin’s poetry has appeared in many disparate literary journals since 2009.

Three Poems by Melody Wang

Melody Wang dabbles in piano composition and also enjoys hiking, baking, and playing with her dogs.

Submit Your Dark Fiction and Poetry to The Chamber

The Chamber Magazine is seeking articles, reviews, essays, poems, and short stories of approximately 7,500 words (note revised word limit) or less including flash, micro fiction, smoke longs, drabbles or of any flavor of short fiction that demonstrates the art of writing dark fiction, whether it be prose, poetry, one-act plays, or any other form of literature.  We want to showcase the genre in all its subtlety, intelligence, art, horror, terror, suspense, thrill-seeking, and gruesome detail. We will accept dark humor provided it follows the guidelines below with regards to content and good taste.

To be good short fiction, the shorter a work is, the more power it must pack.

Welcome genres include:

  • horror
  • fantasy
  • action-adventure
  • suspense/thriller
  • literary
  • science fiction
  • historical
  • mystery/crime
  • noir
  • romance
  • Western
  • experimental
  • cyberpunk
  • steampunk
  • weird fiction
  • gothic
  • general
  • humor
  • any mixture of the above

There is no pay for publication, but the author retains all rights. Reprints are acceptable. Multiple submissions of up to three works per submission are permitted. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but you must tell us if the work has been accepted elsewhere. We usually respond within a week. Works generally appear a month after acceptance.

More details about submissions are available on the website.

Send submissions and queries to thechambermagazine@gmail.com.