Selena Chambers’ debut collection guides readers out of space and time and through genre and mythos to explore the micro-cosmic 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.


Selena Chambers’ fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of venues including MungBeing, Clarkesworld, The Non-Binary Review, Pornokitsch, Tor.com, Bookslut, and in recent anthologies such as Cthulhu’s Daughter (Prime Books, 2016), and Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium, 2015). 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. You can find out more at www.selenachambers.com