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The Chamber Magazine publishes short contemporary dark fiction & poetry weekly from around the world and from all genres: mainstream, literary, science-fiction, fantasy, horror, grimdark, suspense/thriller, action-adventure, experimental, gothic, Southern gothic...

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  • Response time:
    a couple of weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Crime, Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller

The Chamber accepts anything of a dark nature: horror, science-fiction, fantasy, grimdark, mainstream, romance, cyberpunk, steampunk, apocalyptic, and much more.

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: , , , , , ,

Articles/essays of approximately 7,500 words or less on the art of writing dark fiction or on writing in general. Articles/essays on foreign dark fiction and horror are encouraged.


Max pieces: 3

dark poetry of approximately 7500 words or less


Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 3

Book and movie reviews, the more recently published or distributed the better, but I will consider reviews of classics works of dark fiction all the way back to Walpole.


Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 3

Translations of articles, stories, or poems from French, German, or Spanish are considered.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    A short bio of 50 words or less is optional. It may include your website, twitter handle, or any other social media identification you like. Please state the genre and/or subgenre of your work in your cover letter. I put the these in the Title line to make it easier for search engines to find stories and poems. I will decide what genre/subgenre the work best fits, if that info in not provided. However, I would prefer that the author provide it in case his/her opinion differs from mine.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please submit in some form of Word, if possible. Google docs is okay. Word works well translating some software but not others. If in doubt, send it. If it doesn’t work with Word, I will let you know. Use standard manuscript format (paragraphs together with first line indented) or flush left with a space between paragraphs. In both cases the right edge should be ragged. Please, please, please don’t mix the two in one document. My preference is for flush left, but I like the more traditional standard manuscript format too. This makes it easier for me to copy and paste into the website and easier for readers to grasp. I try not to tinker with format, because it is time-consuming and each author should be able to use their own idiosyncrasies.

  • Author's rights

    There is no pay for any submission at this time. All rights remain with the author.

  • Additional info

    I am looking for articles, reviews, essays, dark poetry, and dark fiction of approximately 7,500 words or less including flash fiction, micro fiction, nano fiction, postcard fiction, sudden fiction, smoke longs, dribbles, drabbles, short shorts, six-word stories, mini-sagas, creepypastas, or of any flavor of short fiction that demonstrates the art of writing dark fiction. Do not send fan fiction. I am taking multiple submissions of up to three works at once. Once you have submitted, please wait until you have heard about that submission before submitting more.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

6 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

30 days

12-month average response time

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The Chamber Magazine is an independently run publication provided free, i.e. at no cost/ no charge, to the reader. The Chamber Magazine is published monthly on the first Friday and contains at a minimum 40,000 words (the equivalent of a small novel) of prose/ fiction plus poetry (not included in the...

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