Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.

Please repost this so that it receives maximum distribution.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Good News

Feedspot's ranking of the top ten magazine lists The Chamber Magazine and Rural Fiction Magazine

The Chamber Magazine and Rural Fiction Magazine both ranked high among Feedspot’s list of top fiction magazines.

I did a little surfing on the Internet yesterday and ran across a couple of articles that gave me a reason to smile.

First, I ran across Feedspot’s Top Ten List of Fiction Magazines (see the snippet above) and both The Chamber Magazine (#5) and Rural Fiction Magazine (#7) were on there. This list was published on May 13, 2023. If you are not familiar with Feedspot, they bill themselves as “the largest human-curated database of bloggers and podcasts”. I think I submitted both mags to them awhile back for listing in their database, but I had no idea either The Chamber or RFM would be on any top ten list for a long time. Thanks, Feedspot! This means the world to me! Their comment that The Chamber publishes stories that “chilling, thought-provoking, and emotionally resonant” goes to the credit of The Chamber’s brilliant, professional, dedicated writers and poets.

I have a slight issue with only two details. One is that they say The Chamber was founded in 2013. I believe this may be technically true. I started on it several years ago (I don’t recall exactly when), but I did not seriously pursue making it a successful magazine until December 2020. The second is that they didn’t choose a cover photo like they did for the others. I have no idea why not.

Second, while searching for The Chamber Magazine and “science fiction”, a list of Pinterest’s top ten science fiction sites popped up as seen below. Searching for “science fiction” on Pinterest, will produce much the same results minus The Chamber. So I do not know how Pinterest selects its supposed “top ten” (it may just be at random). In any case, it feels nice to see The Chamber on any list that includes “Amazing Stories” (who used to publish HP Lovecraft when he was new), “Fantasy and Science Fiction”, and “Asimov’s Science Fiction”.

Thank you sincerely to all you science-fiction writers who contributed to The Chamber and to all you science-fiction aficionados who read The Chamber Magazine.

Pinterest's list of top ten science fiction mags including The Chamber

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.

Please repost this so that it receives maximum distribution.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.

Please repost this so that it receives maximum distribution.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.

Please repost this so that it receives maximum distribution.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.

Please repost this so that it receives maximum distribution.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

Seeking Translations into English

Seeking translations of dark literature from any language into English

In order to maximize its global outreach, The Chamber Magazine is seeking translations of dark short stories, dark poetry, and essays from any language into English. The original language translation should accompany the English translation so that both can be run in the same post for comparison and for the benefit of those who speak the same language.

The Chamber seeks an audience from around the world. While English is widely spoken, when people search the Internet, they will probably search in their native language before searching in other languages. Therefore, The Chamber Magazine needs to have as many languages as possible represented in its pages.

Submissions of translations need to follow the same submission guidelines as all other material with one exception. The 7,500 word limit will apply to only the English translation and not to the original language document.

Please query or comment below if you have any questions.


If you would like to be part of The Chamber Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like more mainstream fiction and poetry with a rural setting and addressing rural themes, you may also want to check out Rural Fiction Magazine.

The June Issue of The Chamber is Coming Soon!

The new issue of The Chamber is out June 2.

Blog Changes

The Chamber Magazine: the strange and dark and beautiful of contemporary short fiction and poetry.

As an experiment, I have decided to no longer post individual stories and poems to the blog page. I have been afraid that with as many stories and poems as each issue has, to have so many be published at once will clog up people’s feeds and make it long and tiresome to move through the blog page.

Having them post individually is also redundant in a couple of ways. First, all the stories and poems are already posted to the home page. Then they are then copied and posted on the Dark Stories, Dark Flash Fiction, or Dark Poetry pages. Second, they are already posted to the blog by having links on the Contents page which goes out to the blog.

I hope that doing this will free up a lot of space for readers and will keep posts from filling up inboxes or feeds needlessly.

If, however, you prefer that I keep posting the individual stories to the blog, please let me know. If enough readers object, I will return to posting each story/poem to the blog.

Sincerely,

Phil Slattery

Publisher

Picked by Wine

If you have a moment, please check out Slattery Publishing’s other endeavor: Rural Fiction Magazine.

Blog Changes

The Chamber Magazine: the strange and dark and beautiful of contemporary short fiction and poetry.

As an experiment, I have decided to no longer post individual stories and poems to the blog page. I have been afraid that with as many stories and poems as each issue has, to have so many be published at once will clog up people’s feeds and make it long and tiresome to move through the blog page.

Having them post individually is also redundant in a couple of ways. First, all the stories and poems are already posted to the home page. Then they are then copied and posted on the Dark Stories, Dark Flash Fiction, or Dark Poetry pages. Second, they are already posted to the blog by having links on the Contents page which goes out to the blog.

I hope that doing this will free up a lot of space for readers and will keep posts from filling up inboxes or feeds needlessly.

If, however, you prefer that I keep posting the individual stories to the blog, please let me know. If enough readers object, I will return to posting each story/poem to the blog.

Sincerely,

Phil Slattery

Publisher

Picked by Wine

If you have a moment, please check out Slattery Publishing’s other endeavor: Rural Fiction Magazine.

New RFM Stories Out April 7

Rural Fiction Magazine Stories out April 7

New stories coming out in Rural Fiction Magazine on April 7!

If you would like to be part of the Rural Fiction Magazine family, follow this link to the submissions guidelines. If you like contemporary dark fiction and poetry, you may also want to check out The Chamber Magazine.

The March Issue of The Chamber Magazine is Out.

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry--The Strange and Dark and Beautiful

The Chamber Magazine

“The Armoires” Horror by Dylan Nicholson

“The Devil in the Pear Tree” Flash Horror by Joanna Theiss

“HMO” Social-Realist-Horror by Billy Stanton

“Sleigh Bed” Psychological Horror by Heather Webb

“Frozen in Time” Horror by Alec Glisson

“Fragile Guts” Dark Science-Fiction/ Fantasy by Caleb Coomer

“Void with Teeth” Dark Science Fiction by Dan Dellechiaie

“The Frisk Whispers” Ghost Story by Mansi Rathore

“L’Inconnue de La Seine” Horror by Chloe Spector

“East, Sleep, Repeat” Horror by Sarah Muldowney

“Gold Dust Woman” Surreal Horror by Elizabeth J. Wenger

“Archon Fugue” Dark Fantasy-Horror by Titus Green

“The Brownstone” Horror by Rhema Sayers

“Emerald Palace” Horror by S. Eamma

“Household Gods” Horror by Josh Hanson

Flash Fiction

“To Be a Butterfly” Horror/Thriller by N.V. Devlin

“Grinny: Free to a Good Home” Monster Tale/Micro Horror by Douglas Gwilym

“Feminine Growl” Horror Microfiction by Madison Randolph

“Dispassionate” Dark Fiction by Joseph Townsend

Poetry

“Late Night Recitation” Dark Poetry by Thomas Piekarski

Dark Poem by Alistair Thaw

Two Poems by Jay Horan: “i sustain i engrain i heal from the pain” and “a-people”

Call for Submissions of Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, and Essays

Call for Submissions of Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, and Essays

The Chamber Magazine wants to publish short, dark fiction and poetry of any and all genres from around the world, as well as book reviews and critical and personal essays.

The Chamber is seeking include, but are not limited to: horror, dystopian, fantasy, grimdark, action-adventure, suspense/ thriller, literary, science-fiction, historical, mystery/ crime, noir, romance, Western, experimental, cyberpunk, steampunk, weird fiction, gothic/ goth, general, creepypastas, humor or of any combination of the above.

The maximum length for works of fiction is 7,500 words.

For poetry, the maximum length is 40 lines.

The primary criterion is that your work must be in English. It can be a translation from your native language, but a translation must accompany it in English for maximum exposure around the globe.

For more information on what I am accepting and on the submissions guidelines, please go to my submissions page.

Please note that there is no pay for this other than a publication credit and exposure to the English-speaking markets. However, all rights remain with the author.

The March Issue of The Chamber Magazine is Out.

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry--The Strange and Dark and Beautiful

    The Chamber Magazine

    Short Fiction

    “The Armoires” Horror by Dylan Nicholson

    “The Devil in the Pear Tree” Flash Horror by Joanna Theiss

    “HMO” Social-Realist-Horror by Billy Stanton

    “Sleigh Bed” Psychological Horror by Heather Webb

    “Frozen in Time” Horror by Alec Glisson

    “Fragile Guts” Dark Science-Fiction/ Fantasy by Caleb Coomer

    “Void with Teeth” Dark Science Fiction by Dan Dellechiaie

    “The Frisk Whispers” Ghost Story by Mansi Rathore

    “L’Inconnue de La Seine” Horror by Chloe Spector

    “East, Sleep, Repeat” Horror by Sarah Muldowney

    “Gold Dust Woman” Surreal Horror by Elizabeth J. Wenger

    “Archon Fugue” Dark Fantasy-Horror by Titus Green

    “The Brownstone” Horror by Rhema Sayers

    “Emerald Palace” Horror by S. Eamma

    “Household Gods” Horror by Josh Hanson

    Flash Fiction

    “To Be a Butterfly” Horror/Thriller by N.V. Devlin

    “Grinny: Free to a Good Home” Monster Tale/Micro Horror by Douglas Gwilym

    “Feminine Growl” Horror Microfiction by Madison Randolph

    “Dispassionate” Dark Fiction by Joseph Townsend

    Poetry

    “Late Night Recitation” Dark Poetry by Thomas Piekarski

    Dark Poem by Alistair Thaw

    Two Poems by Jay Horan: “i sustain i engrain i heal from the pain” and “a-people”

    The Latest Issue of The Chamber Magazine is Out.

    The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry--The Strange and Dark and Beautiful
    • Fiction
      • “Unknown Worlds” Horror by Patrick McEvoy
      • “Making Ends Meat” Dark Fiction by Philip Finkelstein
      • “There but for the Beasts” Dark, Psychological Fiction by David Connor
      • “To Drive a Spirit In” Supernatural Dark Fiction by Aly Rusciano
      • “Frost” Horror by Dena Linn
      • “The Rtist” Dark Fiction by Karris Rae
      • “The Integration of Noah Bloom” Horror by Lexie Garcia
      • “Legacy” Dark, Supernatural Fiction by Evan Kaiser
      • “The Face in the Mirror” Horror by Z.F. Douglas
      • “The Tap Room” Dark Fiction by James W. Morris
      • “The Flat Share” Dark, Supernatural Fiction by J.L. Corbett
    • Flash Fiction
      • “Lover” Dark Flash Horror by Alan Caldwell
      • “Truth Reigns in the Dark” Surreal Dark Flash Fiction by Marie-Louise McGuinness
    • Poetry
      • Three Dark Poems by Jon Humphreys: “I, Phone”, “William”, and “Muse”

    The Next Issue of The Chamber Magazine Comes Out February 3 at 10:00 a.m. US Central Time

    The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry--The Strange and Dark and Beautiful

    Programming Error Night of Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2022

    Just to let everyone know, tomorrow’s cover page with the links to the stories went out earlier than planned last night before the posts were published. As a result, you may click on a link from the cover, and it will go nowhere. This should not be the case tomorrow. Tomorrow the full issue will go out at 10:00 a.m. including the posts and (hopefully) all will run smoothly. There are some other minor glitches in the system currently, but those are being resolved. I apologize for any inconvenience.

    Respectfully,

    Phil Slattery

    Twitter Account Update: 499 and Counting

    The Chamber Magazine

    Just a brief note to mention that The Chamber’s twitter account (@magazinechamber) is now at 499 followers and is growing at the rate of about 1-2 per day. Thanks everyone!

    Update: Buy Me a Coffee Site

    New Twitter-proportioned Banner

    I am making a subtle change to The Chamber’s overall organization. I will start previewing certain things (like next month’s cover) over at The Chamber’s Buy Me a Coffee site. I will test this a while and see how it goes. If there is enough interest and I can start to stay organized, I may have memberships there at a low rate, so donors can have access to plans and development and other stuff in advance of the main website and blog. I put a few posts up over there tonight, so you may want to hop over and check them out.

    On another minor note, the banner above is one I designed to be used on Twitter or as a featured image on a post. After some experience with posting stories on this website, I have found that the featured image for a story (which may or may not be the one the reader sees at the top of a page) is the one that goes out to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumbler. Cropping it to fit a Twitter post seems to be the best way to make it fit into all four social media sites. You may see this from time to time.

    Please take a moment to review The Chamber

    The Chamber Magazine Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry The Strange and Dark and Beautiful

    I would like to take a moment from your busy day to ask a quick favor: could you please give The Chamber a quick, honest review on Google Business by following this link? Accumulating reviews is critical to the contemporary business world. Every one helps.

    Also, the next time you see The Chamber mentioned somewhere online or in social media, could you grant The Chamber a quick, honest review also? Keeping The Chamber’s face in front of the public as much as possible helps build a devoted readership.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter. I hope you have a great day.

    Respectfully,

    Phil Slattery, Publisher

    Please take a moment to review The Chamber

    The Chamber Magazine Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry The Strange and Dark and Beautiful

    I would like to take a moment from your busy day to ask a quick favor: could you please give The Chamber a quick, honest review on Google Business by following this link? Accumulating reviews is critical to the contemporary business world. Every one helps.

    Also, the next time you see The Chamber mentioned somewhere online or in social media, could you grant The Chamber a quick, honest review also? Keeping The Chamber’s face in front of the public as much as possible helps build a devoted readership.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter. I hope you have a great day.

    Respectfully,

    Phil Slattery, Publisher

    Now Taking Submissions for the October 7 Issue!

    The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry is now taking submissions for the October 7 issue.

    The Chamber is now taking submissions for the October 7 issue. Submissions for the September issue are closed. Halloween-related material is welcome but not required to submit. Please have your submission in before October 1. Be sure to include the genre and/or subgenre of your work in your cover letter along with the word count and a bio of approximately fifty words or less.

    Check out the latest in our Bookshop and Gift Shop while you are here.

    Now Taking Submissions for the October 7 Issue!

    The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry is now taking submissions for the October 7 issue.

    The Chamber is now taking submissions for the October 7 issue. Submissions for the September issue are closed. Halloween-related material is welcome but not required to submit. Please have your submission in before October 1. Be sure to include the genre and/or subgenre of your work in your cover letter along with the word count and a bio of approximately fifty words or less.

    Check out the latest in our Bookshop and Gift Shop while you are here.

    New Video at The Chamber’s YouTube Channel

    Phil Slattery, Publisher of The Chamber Magazine
    Phil Slattery, Publisher of The Chamber Magazine

    I am just dropping a quick note to let everyone know I have just now uploaded a new video to The Chamber’s YouTube Channel. It is an introduction to The Chamber, its origin and aims, and it provides a little background on me as well. I have perhaps made it more informative than enjoyable, but I think you will find it interesting in any case. Drop by when you can. New videos go up sporadically.