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As of June 18, 2022, here you will find the latest issues of The Chamber along with news, announcements, press releases, updates to our pages, etc. and other items of a non-literary/ administrative nature. You will also occasionally find material from other sources which might be of interest.

The Saturday Night Special: “The Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce (1898, The Project Gutenberg Text)

From Wikipedia: “Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842[2] – circa 1914[3]) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and American Civil War veteran. His book The Devil’s Dictionary was named as one of “The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature” by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.[4] His story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” has been described as “one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature”,[5] and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life) was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900…”

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The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry

The Saturday Night Special: “Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White (1907, the Project Gutenberg Australia text)

From Wikipedia: “Edward Lucas White (May 11, 1866 – March 30, 1934) was an American author and poet. Born in the USA in Bergen, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Hurley White (1838-1902) and Kate Butler (Lucas) White, he attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore…

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Newsflash: A Positive Change is Coming to The Chamber

A major but positive change is coming to The Chamber. The Chamber will now average about 40,000 words of short fiction per issue. Flash fiction, reviews, poetry, and other miscellaneous posts will continue to be included in each issue, but the total word count for short fiction alone will average around 40,000…

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Newsflash: A Positive Change is Coming to The Chamber

A major but positive change is coming to The Chamber. The Chamber will now average about 40,000 words of short fiction per issue. Flash fiction, reviews, poetry, and other miscellaneous posts will continue to be included in each issue, but the total word count for short fiction alone will average around 40,000…

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Newsflash: Changes Coming to The Saturday Night Special

The Saturday Night Special, which appears at 10:00 p.m. (US Central Time) every Saturday, is changing. On June 18, the current format will be replaced with stories from classic dark literature featuring such authors as John William Polidori, Robert Chambers, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others. The featured story for June 18 will be the tense, supernatural tale of colonial Africa “Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White. Be sure to drop by The Chamber and check it out.

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Newsflash: Changes Coming to The Saturday Night Special

The Saturday Night Special, which appears at 10:00 p.m. (US Central Time) every Saturday, is changing. On June 18, the current format will be replaced with stories from classic dark literature featuring such authors as John William Polidori, Robert Chambers, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others. The featured story for June 18 will be the tense, supernatural tale of colonial Africa “Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White. Be sure to drop by The Chamber and check it out.

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Newsflash: Changes Coming to The Saturday Night Special

The Saturday Night Special, which appears at 10:00 p.m. (US Central Time) every Saturday, is changing. On June 18, the current format will be replaced with stories from classic dark literature featuring such authors as John William Polidori, Robert Chambers, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others. The featured story for June 18 will be the tense, supernatural tale of colonial Africa “Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White. Be sure to drop by The Chamber and check it out.

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“Last Call at the Divina Comedia” Dark, Hyper-Real Fiction by Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin is primarily known for poetry but that doesn’t prevent him for mixing and matching prose and poetry as the subject allows.  He has published dozens of full length book and chapbooks, mostly poetry, over the years. Although he is not a genre writer he has somehow managed three Rhysling Prize nominations and a Bram Stoker Award nomination He didn’t win either award.

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“Finding Shadows in the Fire” Dark, Historical Fiction by R.P. Serin

R.P. Serin was born in 1981. He lives in the UK with his wife and two children and has worked in the NHS as an Operating Department Practitioner for over 15 years. In 2018 he graduated from the Open University with a 1st class Honours Degree in History. He writes fiction and non-fiction, which has been published in: ‘Horrified Magazine’, ‘Sirens Call Ezine’, ‘Zobo with a Shotgun Website’, ‘Evolution of Horror’ Website’, ‘Between These Shores Literary and Arts Annual’, ‘Literally Stories’, ‘Storgy Magazine’, and ‘The Teatles Fanzine’. He was diagnosed with Autism in 2019.

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“Bloodsucker” Dark Supernatural Fiction by Mehnaz Sahibzada

Mehnaz Sahibzada is a 2022 Jack Hazard Fellow in fiction writing.  Her writing has appeared in Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen, Jaggery, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection, My Gothic Romance, was published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press.  She is currently at work on her first novel, Jaani, set in post-partition Pakistan. For inquiries, contact Mehnaz through her website at www.poetmehnaz.com

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Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of Pharoah's Chief Butler and Baker, print, formerly said to be after Jusepe de Ribera (called Lo Spagnoletto), Alexander Bannerman (MET, 25.62.2v)

“All’s Over, Then” Horror by Gershon Ben-Avraham

Gershon Ben-Avraham writes short stories and poetry. His short story, “Yoineh Bodek,” (Image), received “Special Mention” in the Pushcart Prize XLlV: Best of the Small Presses 2020 Edition. His short story “The Plan” appeared in Issue 11 of The Dillydoun Review. Ben-Avraham holds an MA in Philosophy from Temple University.

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