Appearing in The Chamber November 19

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/ 4:00 p.m. BST/ 8:30 p.m. IST/ 1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

“Fugue” Dark 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.

“Banquet of Fortune” Dark Fiction by Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a pediatrician and veteran of the US Air Force. He’s married with a daughter and six pets. Poems and short stories of Jake’s have been published widely. Some have even been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). A full-length collection of formal poetry, “A Kiss to Betray the Universe,” is available from White Violet Press.

“Asexuals of the Cosmos, Unite!” Dark Sci-fi/Horror by Thomas White

Thomas White has a triple identity: speculative fiction writer, poet, and essayist. His poems, fiction, and essays have appeared in online and print literary journals and magazines in Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also a Wiley-Blackwell Journal author who has contributed essays to various nonliterary journals on topics ranging from atheism, the meaning of Evil, Elon Musk, Plato, The Matrix, and reality as a computer simulation. In addition, he has presented three of his essays to the West Chester University Poetry Conference (West Chester, Pennsylvania), as well as read his poetry on Australian radio.

“Poesies” Dark Post-Apocalyptic Fiction by Jason Kahler

Jason Kahler is a teacher, writer, and scholar from Southeast Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonKahler3.

Three Dark Poems Written and Translated from the Russian by Ivan de Monbrison

Ivan de Monbrison is a poet, novelist and artist born in 1969 in Paris. He has studied oriental languages in Paris, and then worked for the Picasso Museum, before dedicating himself to his own creativity. He has been published in literary magazines globally. His last poetry book in English and Russian без лица / Faceless has just been released in Canada. He does not believe that his art is of any real significance. He does it as some kind of a tribal ritual. He is fully aware that vanity is one of the worse enemy of most poets and artists, and tries to stay away from it as much as possible. 

“The Swamp Rat” Dark Spy Thriller by Philip Ivory

Philip Ivory studied literature at Columbia University. He teaches creative writing with The Writers Studio in Tucson, Arizona. His fiction has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Two Cities Review, Ghost Parachute, The AirgonautLiterally Stories and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His blog is writeyourselfsane.com.

“Reverie” Dark Science Fiction by Aaron Simon

Aaron Simon lives in Portland, Oregon with his dog, Barry, and a really nice window that looks out on a really nice tree. When he’s not being distracted by that tree, he writes, reads, and develops crippling addictions to things like collecting records.

“The Estate” Twisted Gothic Horror by Ciaran Doran

Ciaran Doran is a former museum curator and ancient music archivist who has been fortunate enough to work on a number of international projects. He has contributed on occasion to British newspapers and written short pieces for the WWF For Nature. 

Next Issue: November 26

Appearing in The Chamber November 19

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/ 4:00 p.m. BST/ 8:30 p.m. IST/ 1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

“Fugue” Dark 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.

“Banquet of Fortune” Dark Fiction by Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a pediatrician and veteran of the US Air Force. He’s married with a daughter and six pets. Poems and short stories of Jake’s have been published widely. Some have even been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). A full-length collection of formal poetry, “A Kiss to Betray the Universe,” is available from White Violet Press.

“Asexuals of the Cosmos, Unite!” Dark Sci-fi/Horror by Thomas White

Thomas White has a triple identity: speculative fiction writer, poet, and essayist. His poems, fiction, and essays have appeared in online and print literary journals and magazines in Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also a Wiley-Blackwell Journal author who has contributed essays to various nonliterary journals on topics ranging from atheism, the meaning of Evil, Elon Musk, Plato, The Matrix, and reality as a computer simulation. In addition, he has presented three of his essays to the West Chester University Poetry Conference (West Chester, Pennsylvania), as well as read his poetry on Australian radio.

“Poesies” Dark Post-Apocalyptic Fiction by Jason Kahler

Jason Kahler is a teacher, writer, and scholar from Southeast Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonKahler3.

Three Dark Poems Written and Translated from the Russian by Ivan de Monbrison

Ivan de Monbrison is a poet, novelist and artist born in 1969 in Paris. He has studied oriental languages in Paris, and then worked for the Picasso Museum, before dedicating himself to his own creativity. He has been published in literary magazines globally. His last poetry book in English and Russian без лица / Faceless has just been released in Canada. He does not believe that his art is of any real significance. He does it as some kind of a tribal ritual. He is fully aware that vanity is one of the worse enemy of most poets and artists, and tries to stay away from it as much as possible. 

“The Swamp Rat” Dark Spy Thriller by Philip Ivory

Philip Ivory studied literature at Columbia University. He teaches creative writing with The Writers Studio in Tucson, Arizona. His fiction has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Two Cities Review, Ghost Parachute, The AirgonautLiterally Stories and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His blog is writeyourselfsane.com.

“Reverie” Dark Science Fiction by Aaron Simon

Aaron Simon lives in Portland, Oregon with his dog, Barry, and a really nice window that looks out on a really nice tree. When he’s not being distracted by that tree, he writes, reads, and develops crippling addictions to things like collecting records.

“The Estate” Twisted Gothic Horror by Ciaran Doran

Ciaran Doran is a former museum curator and ancient music archivist who has been fortunate enough to work on a number of international projects. He has contributed on occasion to British newspapers and written short pieces for the WWF For Nature. 

Next Issue: November 26

Buy Me a Coffee Update November 15, 2021

Thanks very much to everyone who has contributed to The Chamber Magazine’s Buy Me a Coffee fund. As you can see, as of this posting your donations have already brought The Chamber to 26% of its goal of $264 to upgrade to the WordPress business plan. This will be a significant upgrade from the Premium plan under which The Chamber now operates. The upgrade will include the following features: SEO Tools (to boost traffic), install plugins (which will extend functionality and interaction with the readers), install themes (to upgrade appearance), and remove WordPress branding.

For those not familiar with BuyMeACoffee.com, follow this link to The Chamber’s page.

Appearing in The Chamber November 12

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/ 4:00 p.m. BST/ 8:30 p.m. IST/ 1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

Two Dark Poems by Melody Wang: “Little Room” & “An Inopportune Time For”

Melody Wang currently resides in sunny Southern California with her dear husband and wishes it were autumn all year ‘round. She is a reader for Sledgehammer Lit and can be found on Twitter @MelodyOfMusings. Her debut chapbook “Night-blooming Cereus” is coming out on December 17, 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. 

“To Die Another Day” Dark Legendary Flash Fiction by John O’Donovan

Will Griffith is a secondary school teacher and poet. He has been published in Reach Poetry and Last Stanza, and has work forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit, Amethyst Review, and Blood Moon Rising. In his spare time he enjoys walking by the sea and playing the blues.

Three Dark Poems by L. Meredith Chandler: “Shatter at Sand Pond”, “The Root Cellar”, and “Autopsy of a Mistake”

L. Meredith Chandler is a native New Englander who grew up in Maine and now splits her time between the Maine woods and the Massachusetts coast. She holds a BA in English from Adelphi University and an MA in English from the University of Rhode Island. L. Meredith has been writing poems since age 10, with themes ranging on the darker side of life around family roots to addiction to the complexities of freedom and human emotion. Her first chapbook, The Human Heart and Other Chambers, will be completed this autumn.

Two Dark Poems by Serena Jayne: “Heart Heavy” and “Forever Haunt”

Born under the sun sign of Leo, Serena Jayne is naturally a cat person. Her short fiction has appeared in the ArcanistSpace and Time MagazineUnnerving Magazine, and other publications. She tweets @SJ_Writer.

Two Dark Poems by Brianna Malotke: “I’m Still Here” and “Hug Your Mother”

Brianna Malotke’s most recent work can be found online at The Crypt, Witch House Amateur Magazine, and Dark Entries Journal. She has poems in the anthologies BeneathCosmosThe Deep, and Beautiful Tragedies 2. Looking ahead to 2022, she has two poems in the Women in Horror Poetry Showcase, “Under Her Skin,” published by Black Spot Books. 

“Nighthawks” Dark Fiction by Grove Koger

Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, Assistant Editor of Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, and former Assistant Editor of Art Patron.

Three Dark Poems by John Tustin: “Before Another Midnight of Mindless Work”, “I Think About Death All the Time”, and “We, the Many”

K. A. Williams lives in North Carolina and writes speculative, mystery/crime, general fiction, and poetry. She has been published in many magazines including Mystery Tribune, Trembling With Fear, Theme of Absence, Altered Reality, Yellow Mama, and View From Atlantis. Apart from writing, she enjoys rock music and CYOA games.

“The Man Who Was a Boy Made of Memories” Dark Science Fiction/ Horror by Samuel Feldstein

Samuel is a horror fiction writer hailing from the distant land of Iowa. (Or was it Idaho?) He now lives in Marfa, Texas with his partner and their cat, Joni. You can find him on Instagram or Twitter.

“Whack-a-Mole” Dark Poetry by Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a pediatrician and veteran of the US Air Force. He’s married with a daughter and six pets. Poems and short stories of Jake’s have been published widely. Some have even been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). A full-length collection of formal poetry, “A Kiss to Betray the Universe,” is available from White Violet Press.

Next Issue: November 19

Appearing in The Chamber November 12

New issues appear Fridays at 10:00 a.m. CDT/ 4:00 p.m. BST/ 8:30 p.m. IST/ 1:00 a.m. AEST (Saturdays).

Two Dark Poems by Melody Wang: “Little Room” & “An Inopportune Time For”

Melody Wang currently resides in sunny Southern California with her dear husband and wishes it were autumn all year ‘round. She is a reader for Sledgehammer Lit and can be found on Twitter @MelodyOfMusings. Her debut chapbook “Night-blooming Cereus” is coming out on December 17, 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. 

“To Die Another Day” Dark Legendary Flash Fiction by John O’Donovan

Will Griffith is a secondary school teacher and poet. He has been published in Reach Poetry and Last Stanza, and has work forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit, Amethyst Review, and Blood Moon Rising. In his spare time he enjoys walking by the sea and playing the blues.

Three Dark Poems by L. Meredith Chandler: “Shatter at Sand Pond”, “The Root Cellar”, and “Autopsy of a Mistake”

L. Meredith Chandler is a native New Englander who grew up in Maine and now splits her time between the Maine woods and the Massachusetts coast. She holds a BA in English from Adelphi University and an MA in English from the University of Rhode Island. L. Meredith has been writing poems since age 10, with themes ranging on the darker side of life around family roots to addiction to the complexities of freedom and human emotion. Her first chapbook, The Human Heart and Other Chambers, will be completed this autumn.

Two Dark Poems by Serena Jayne: “Heart Heavy” and “Forever Haunt”

Born under the sun sign of Leo, Serena Jayne is naturally a cat person. Her short fiction has appeared in the ArcanistSpace and Time MagazineUnnerving Magazine, and other publications. She tweets @SJ_Writer.

Two Dark Poems by Brianna Malotke: “I’m Still Here” and “Hug Your Mother”

Brianna Malotke’s most recent work can be found online at The Crypt, Witch House Amateur Magazine, and Dark Entries Journal. She has poems in the anthologies BeneathCosmosThe Deep, and Beautiful Tragedies 2. Looking ahead to 2022, she has two poems in the Women in Horror Poetry Showcase, “Under Her Skin,” published by Black Spot Books. 

“Nighthawks” Dark Fiction by Grove Koger

Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, Assistant Editor of Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, and former Assistant Editor of Art Patron.

Three Dark Poems by John Tustin: “Before Another Midnight of Mindless Work”, “I Think About Death All the Time”, and “We, the Many”

K. A. Williams lives in North Carolina and writes speculative, mystery/crime, general fiction, and poetry. She has been published in many magazines including Mystery Tribune, Trembling With Fear, Theme of Absence, Altered Reality, Yellow Mama, and View From Atlantis. Apart from writing, she enjoys rock music and CYOA games.

“The Man Who Was a Boy Made of Memories” Dark Science Fiction/ Horror by Samuel Feldstein

Samuel is a horror fiction writer hailing from the distant land of Iowa. (Or was it Idaho?) He now lives in Marfa, Texas with his partner and their cat, Joni. You can find him on Instagram or Twitter.

“Whack-a-Mole” Dark Poetry by Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a pediatrician and veteran of the US Air Force. He’s married with a daughter and six pets. Poems and short stories of Jake’s have been published widely. Some have even been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook is “Looting Versailles” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). A full-length collection of formal poetry, “A Kiss to Betray the Universe,” is available from White Violet Press.

Next Issue: November 19