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Title: Calls for Submission
Author: Selena Chambers
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Pages: 290
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-62-1
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Claremont, CA – April 18, 2017 — Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the release of Calls for Submission, a collection of short stories from Selena Chambers.

Selena Chambers' debut collection guides readers out of space and time and through genre and mythos to explore the microcosmic horrors of identity, existence, and will in the face of the world’s adamant Calls for Submission. Victorian tourists take a virtual trip through their (and the Ottoman empire’s) ideal Orient; a teenage girl learns about independence and battle of the bands, all while caring for her mesmerized, dead mother; a failed Beat poet goes over the edge while exploring the long-abandoned Government Lethal Chambers. Visceral, evocative, and with a distinct style that is both vintage and fresh, Calls for Submission introduces a glowing, new writer of the weird and strange.

Calls for Submission by Selena Chambers will be available May 15, 2017 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide. The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

About the author

Selena Chambers' fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of venues including MungBeing magazine, Clarkesworld, The Non-Binary Review, Pornokitsch,, Bookslut, and in recent anthologies such as Cthulhu's Daughter (Prime Books, 2016), and Cassilda's Song (Chaosium, 2015). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart, Best of the Net, the Hugo award, and two World Fantasy awards, including one in 2016 for the story “The Neurastheniac,” included in this collection. Writing as S. J. Chambers in 2011, she co-authored the critically-acclaimed and best-selling The Steampunk Bible with Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image), but has since eschewed the initials. She is currently editing an anthology with Jason Heller for Hex Publishing named Mechanical Animals, forthcoming in 2018. You can find out more about her work and happenings at  

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is an independent book publishing company focusing on the development of literary-minded authors and artists by embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and creatively supporting the skills of these talented individuals. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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