With our recent publication of several works of Bogdan Dragos along with his interview with The Chamber, the amount of The Chamber’s website visitors from Romania has rocketed.
Outside of Dracula, very few Americans would be able to name another literary work or a movie set in Romania. There are some horror movies set in Romania, but these rarely make it anywhere near the mainstream of American media and entertainment.
Now, I am curious about what the state of contemporary Romanian literature is like, particularly with regards to dark literature.
Therefore I am issuing a call for submissions from a Romanian writer for an essay on contemporary dark literature in Romania. The essay should be about 2,000 words or less in keeping with The Chamber’s format. Up to three photos may accompany the article. If I get submissions from more than one author, I may publish more than one essay, provided the writing is acceptable and the article is of good quality. Though I am not requesting citations or a bibliography, the essay should be well researched. The article must be in English, though I will publish its Romanian translation with it, if one is submitted. There is no deadline for the essay. Submissions of this essay must adhere to all of The Chamber’s guidelines as stated on our Submissions page.
Unfortunately, as always, I cannot pay for this essay, but the author will retain all rights. The author’s only compensation will be publication and exposure to the US market, such as it is for The Chamber.
Publisher and Editor, The Chamber Magazine