The Chamber Magazine publishes short contemporary dark fiction & poetry weekly 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. We also publish interviews with many of our authors.
New stories and poems are published on the first Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. U.S. central time/4:00 p.m. BST/1:00 a.m. AEST. 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.
As of January 25, 2022, these are the social media to which stories and poems published in The Chamber are automatically sent and the current number of followers on each.
- The Chamber Magazine website: 891 followers
- Facebook: 270 followers
- Twitter: 357 followers
- LinkedIn Note that this is my personal page: 1,038 connections, 453 contacts, 46 groups. Most of these are writers, editors, publishers, and other writing professionals.
- Instagram: 79 followers (note that The Chamber’s posts do not go to Instagram)
An additional benefit of publishing in The Chamber is that publication of issues are timed to reach the maximum number of English-speakers around the globe.
10:00 a.m. US central time is 11:00 a.m. eastern time. 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. 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.
Why do I call it “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.
In early 2021, I started Slattery Publishing to bring several of my endeavors under one roof. Currently, Slattery Publishing publishes only my works and blank notebooks (with beautiful covers) via Amazon. Hopefully, production will expand soon to include other works. Go to the Books link on the website’s homepage to see what is available.
You may also want to visit my personal blog at PhilSlattery.org.
Phil Slattery, Publisher