You can support The Chamber in several ways.
Obviously, the first form of support that comes to anyone’s mind is financial support. You can do this through buying something from The Chamber’s gift shop or Bookshop or by making a financial donation through Stripe or through Buy Me a Coffee or using the WordPress form at the bottom of this page. The funds will be used to improve and upgrade The Chamber in many ways including Search Engine Optimization, web design, software for graphics and communication, advertising (possibly at a later date), and doubtlessly many others that are not occurring to my coffee-starved mind (it’s 8:43 a.m. as I write this).
However there are also other ways as well. You are limited only by your imagination.
- Help the author/poet receive the recognition he/she deserves and share a story or poem. The most basic (and arguably the best and least expensive) form of publicity is by word of mouth. If you see a story or poem or article that you like, share it on social media. This can be as quick and easy as hitting a link below the story/poem.
- You can also backlink from your website to us (this is important in ranking on Google).
- You can also mention The Chamber in any comments you make on other websites or social media.
- If you buy a t-shirt or other bit of merchandise from the gift shop, wear it in public at every opportunity.
- Following us on social media also helps by increasing the number of links to The Chamber Website (the number of links leading to a website is important to Google).
Another way to support The Chamber is to contribute something to be published. Of course, I will have to exercise editorial discretion over what is to be published, but the better your work is, the better the chance of it being published (don’t forget to check the guidelines for updates before you submit). The wider the variety of contributions, the more exposure the magazine receives. Don’t forget that The Chamber doesn’t publish only stories and poems, but reviews, interviews, articles, essays, and anything else that might be of interest to a reader of dark matter. They all have their own readership.
Another more complex way that would require some diligence is to create a Wikipedia page for The Chamber. Unfortunately, being the owner of the site, I am prohibited from doing it myself and Wikipedia has effective ways of checking this (I know because I have tried). Once one is established, then anyone with a Wikipedia profile anywhere in the world can contribute to it. Be sure to be accurate in your reporting though. Wikipedia actually vets information rather meticulously and thoroughly.
Don’t forget that The Chamber also has a nascent YouTube channel (I wouldn’t mind publishing short videos there, which would also appear in the magazine as does any story or poem. So, you would get exposure not only on YouTube, but also in the online magazine.
I don’t know how I would work podcasts, but I am open to proposals.
Finally, another way you can contribute is by submitting ideas for the website or proposals for things to be published. I don’t have any way of compensating anyone for ideas or proposals, except for some type of exposure–maybe. If in doubt, submit.
At this time, The Chamber has no volunteer program, but that may be possible in the distant future.
Check this page occasionally as I will sporadically post updates and new ideas as the occur to me.
If you would like to submit your work to The Chamber, follow this link to the Submissions page.
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