Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: Calls for Submission
Author: Selena Chambers
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Pages: 300
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-62-1
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Claremont, CA – February 16, 2017 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Calls for Submission, new fiction from Selena Chambers, available May 15, 2017 worldwide.

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.

Calls for Submission by Selena Chambers will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Selena Chambers’ fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of venues including MungBeing, 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). 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

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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