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The Chamber Magazine 55

About

The Chamber Magazine publishes short works by new and established writers in the horror and dark genres in most media. One principle that I try to abide by is what I think of as the bullet principle: the smaller a work is, the more power it must pack to be effective. I am looking for articles, reviews, essays, poems, and short stories including flash, micro fiction, smoke longs, drabbles or of any flavor of short fiction that demonstrates the art of writing dark fiction, whether it be prose, poetry, one-act plays, or any other form of literature. I want to showcase the genre in all its subtlety, intelligence, art, horror, terror, suspense, thrill-seeking, and gruesome detail. I will also accept dark humor provided it follows the guidelines below with regards to content and good taste.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Science Fiction Horror, Weird/New Weird.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Horror Western.
Styles:
Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Styles:
Critical, Experimental, Humorous, Literary.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 7,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Article ArticleUp to 7,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay EssayUp to 7,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Science Fiction Horror, Weird/New Weird.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Horror Western.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Last Checked: 21 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Mar 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Mar 2021

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