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
  • 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
  • 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”

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

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.

Video with Submission Tips Added to Submissions Page

I have whipped up a rough video with a few tips on submitting short fiction to The Chamber and added it to the Submissions page. I am still learning the ins and outs of creating videos, so please be merciful in your critique of it. Please also note, on a personal aside, that I am often perceived by many people as rough and abrasive even when I am happy. With some practice, these videos, will become more professional and hopefully more enjoyable and more helpful to watch.

I have posted this and a few other rudimentary videos to both The Chamber’s YouTube channel and to my own YouTube channel. Check them out if you get the chance. A lot of them I do just to learn how to create videos while, at this point, only a few are for informational purposes. I hope to add more frequently as my production skills increase.

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.

Video with Submission Tips Added to Submissions Page

I have whipped up a rough video with a few tips on submitting short fiction to The Chamber and added it to the Submissions page. I am still learning the ins and outs of creating videos, so please be merciful in your critique of it. Please also note, on a personal aside, that I am often perceived by many people as rough and abrasive even when I am happy. With some practice, these videos, will become more professional and hopefully more enjoyable and more helpful to watch.

I have posted this and a few other rudimentary videos to both The Chamber’s YouTube channel and to my own YouTube channel. Check them out if you get the chance. A lot of them I do just to learn how to create videos while, at this point, only a few are for informational purposes. I hope to add more frequently as my production skills increase.

Video with Submission Tips Added to Submissions Page

I have whipped up a rough video with a few tips on submitting short fiction to The Chamber and added it to the Submissions page. I am still learning the ins and outs of creating videos, so please be merciful in your critique of it. Please also note, on a personal aside, that I am often perceived by many people as rough and abrasive even when I am happy. With some practice, these videos, will become more professional and hopefully more enjoyable and more helpful to watch.

I have posted this and a few other rudimentary videos to both The Chamber’s YouTube channel and to my own YouTube channel. Check them out if you get the chance. A lot of them I do just to learn how to create videos while, at this point, only a few are for informational purposes. I hope to add more frequently as my production skills increase.

The Chamber’s September Issue is Now Out

Due to what I am terming “technical issues”, I did not post all of the submissions for this edition at 10:00 a.m. as I normally. However, I have worked diligently to see that all of them were published on September 2 as promised. If I promised you that I would print one or more works of your on September 2, please go to the magazine now and check that a) your work is there and b) there are no technical issues with it.

Thank you for your time and patience.

Respectfully,

Phil Slattery, Publisher and Editor of The Chamber Magazine.

The Chamber’s September Issue is Now Out

Due to what I am terming “technical issues”, I did not post all of the submissions for this edition at 10:00 a.m. as I normally. However, I have worked diligently to see that all of them were published on September 2 as promised. If I promised you that I would print one or more works of your on September 2, please go to the magazine now and check that a) your work is there and b) there are no technical issues with it.

Thank you for your time and patience.

Respectfully,

Phil Slattery, Publisher and Editor of The Chamber Magazine.

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.

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.

Coming to The Saturday Night Special on August 20: “What Was It?” by Fitz-James O’Brien

The Saturday Night Special on August 20, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. (US central time) will feature the story “What Was It” by Fitz-James O’Brien, whose literary place is described as:

Fitz-James O’Brien, (born c. 1828, County Limerick, Ireland—died April 6, 1862, CumberlandMaryland, U.S.), Irish-born American journalist, playwright, and author whose psychologically penetrating tales of pseudoscience and the uncanny made him one of the forerunners of modern science fiction…His best-known stories include “The Diamond Lens,” about a man who falls in love with a being he sees through a microscope in a drop of water; “What Was It?” in which a man is attacked by a thing he apprehends with every sense but sight; and “The Wondersmith,” in which robots are fashioned only to turn upon their creators. These three stories appeared in periodicals in 1858 and 1859.

Britannica.com July 31, 2022

“What Was It? A Mystery” is one the earliest examples of invisibility in literature and his story “From Hand to Mouth” is one of the earliest examples of surrealism.

“The Saturday Night Special” is a new feature of The Chamber Magazine that reprints classic stories of literary horror. It runs every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. US central time for timeless thrills and chills.

Coming to The Saturday Night Special on August 20: “What Was It?” by Fitz-James O’Brien

The Saturday Night Special on August 20, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. (US central time) will feature the story “What Was It” by Fitz-James O’Brien, whose literary place is described as:

Fitz-James O’Brien, (born c. 1828, County Limerick, Ireland—died April 6, 1862, CumberlandMaryland, U.S.), Irish-born American journalist, playwright, and author whose psychologically penetrating tales of pseudoscience and the uncanny made him one of the forerunners of modern science fiction…His best-known stories include “The Diamond Lens,” about a man who falls in love with a being he sees through a microscope in a drop of water; “What Was It?” in which a man is attacked by a thing he apprehends with every sense but sight; and “The Wondersmith,” in which robots are fashioned only to turn upon their creators. These three stories appeared in periodicals in 1858 and 1859.

Britannica.com July 31, 2022

“What Was It? A Mystery” is one the earliest examples of invisibility in literature and his story “From Hand to Mouth” is one of the earliest examples of surrealism.

“The Saturday Night Special” is a new feature of The Chamber Magazine that reprints classic stories of literary horror. It runs every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. US central time for timeless thrills and chills.

Simple Favor to Ask…

The Chamber Magazine: Contemporary Dark Fiction and Poetry

If you were kind enough to purchase one of The Chamber’s many products at The Chamber Magazine’s Gift Shop or in The Bookshop, don’t forget to leave a quick, honest review of the product. This helps support the magazine and gets you a smidgen more public exposure, which every writer needs. It also helps me decide which products to carry and which designs are popular.

If you can’t decide which book to purchase, read one of Ryan Tan’s reviews to help with that decision or buy one of the many books available from The Chamber’s contributors. The Chamber has separate shelves in the bookshop for both of those categories.

Thanks for your time,

Phil Slattery, Publisher and Editor

Coming to The Saturday Night Special on August 13: “The Willows” by Algernon Blackwood–a Horrorbabble Presentation

Algernon Blackwood prior to 1916

The Saturday Night Special on August 13, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. (US central time) will feature a Horrorbabble version (narrated by Ian Gordon) of Algernon Blackwood’s famed weird fiction tale of two young adventurers boating down the Danube in the early 20th century: “The Willows”. Join The Chamber in experiencing this thrilling event.

“The Saturday Night Special” is a new feature of The Chamber Magazine that reprints classic stories of literary horror. It runs every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. US central time for timeless thrills and chills.