About, The Chamber Magazine

Mission Statement

The Chamber Magazine publishes short contemporary dark fiction & poetry monthly from around the world and from all genres: mainstream, literary, science-fiction, fantasy, horror, grimdark, suspense/thriller, action-adventure, experimental, gothic, Southern gothic, neo-noir, noir, transgressive, magical realism, macabre, mystery/crime, cyberpunk, and more. The Chamber also publish interviews with many of its authors.

The Chamber endeavors to reach the largest possible audience worldwide, both of English-speakers and of those who speak English as a second language. Hopefully, one day all The Chamber’s contents will be in multiple languages.

Unfortunately, The Chamber is accepting submissions only in English at this time. Go to the Submissions page for details.

For now though, an increasing number of pages will be offered in other languages. These will mainly be the About page and a few others giving general information on The Chamber. These will be translated using translation software available online. Stories and poems will not be translated, because the software probably will not be able to accurately translate all the nuances of the original English. A translation app is available in the upper right of each page, should you want to translate something into another language. If you prefer not to use this app, you can find free translation services online, which will translate the entire in a few minutes. With most of these, you can type the web address into the original language space, hit translate, and then follow the resulting link. These services include Google Translate, Bing Translator, Yandex Translate, and others.

However, because almost everything in The Chamber (at least currently) is in English, issues are timed to reach the maximum number of English-speakers around the globe. Issues go out not only on WordPress, but also go out automatically on LinkedIn (the publisher’s account), Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.

New stories and poems are published in The Chamber twice on the first Friday of each month. First at 10:00 a.m. (US central time) and then at 10:00 p.m.

The majority of the US population is in the Eastern Time Zone along with the greatest number of universities and publishing houses. 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. central) is when most people are theoretically finishing up their morning work and may be taking a break or an early lunch, during which they may take the opportunity to surf the Internet.

10:00 a.m. US central time is also 4:00 p.m. in Great Britain, when many people are leaving work and may have time at home to surf the Internet.

10:00 a.m. US central time is also 5:00 p.m. in Europe, again when many people are leaving work. There are a great number of English speakers in Europe.

10:00 a.m. is also 8:30 p.m. in India, which also has a great number of English speakers, who are probably chilling out at home at this time.

10:00 a.m. is also 1:00 a.m. Saturday, Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is the time zone covering most of Australia’s major cities and it is 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. in New Zealand’s two time zones. Most people will probably be asleep at these hours, but the posts will be waiting for them when they rise in the morning.

Publishing a second time at 10:00 p.m. shifts everything twelve hours, so that if a story was first published in the middle of the night in a location, the second time it is published will be in the middle of the day.

Other material is published sporadically. Any work published in The Chamber is simultaneously published on The Chamber’s Facebook page, Twitter account, Tumblr blog, and on the publisher’s LinkedIn account.

Please like and comment as often as possible and share their works on as many social media as you can.

Our authors’ and poets’ only pay is publication, exposure, and whatever constructive criticism and compliments you provide.

If you would like to submit your work to The Chamber, follow this link to the Submissions page.

Why is it called “The Chamber”? The words “The Chamber” invokes images of a alchemist’s or sorcerer’s chamber deep within the bowels of a castle or of a wizard’s study where ancient manuscripts containing arcane knowledge of the Black Arts lie waiting to be used for nefarious purposes.  The perfect place to store, discuss, and develop terrifying philosophies and works of horror and other dark matters.

Be warned that stories published in The Chamber may contain adult language and situations and may not be suitable for people under the age of 18.

Visit The Chamber’s YouTube Channel, where you will find playlists of dark music and dark ambience and a few of our own rudimentary videos.

To review The Chamber on Google Business, use this link.

Now read some of The Chamber’s stories and poems to get to know The Chamber a little better, then slide over to spookysites.com and check out The Chamber’s rating there.

If you are curious about what type of books the publisher enjoys and his background in literature, visit The Chamber’s Goodreads account to see more, though you can also visit the publisher’s personal account for more details.

You can visit his personal blog at PhilSlattery.org.

The Chamber supports itself primarily through affiliate marketing and donations. Purchasing anything through one of The Chamber’s ads earns The Chamber a small profit. The Chamber limits the products offered to those most likely to be used by someone while reading or for personal needs. Therefore, most of the merchandise consists of various coffee, tea, wine, and snack brands. The Chamber also provides opportunities to buy novels and other reading material of a longer nature as well as various other items, usually for the home.