Selena Chambers

Writer. Editor. Throwback Surrealist.

Selena Chambers by Yves Touringy

Portrait by Yves Tourigny

Selena Chambers’ fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of venues including Clarkesworld, The Non-Binary Review,, Bookslut, and Literary Hub, and in recent anthologies such as Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) For The Discerning Drinker (and Reader) (Skyhorse Publishing), and Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium).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 her debut collection, Calls for Submission (Pelekinesis).

Writing as S. J. Chambers in 2011, she co-authored the critically-acclaimed and best-selling The Steampunk Bible with Jeff Vandermeer (Abrams Image), as well as served as an Articles Editor for Strange Horizons in 2009, and then as Articles Senior Editor from 2010 through 2011. She has since eschewed the initials.

She was recently guest editor for Zoetic Press’s Non-Binary Review’s The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, and is currently editing an anthology with Jason Heller for Hex Publishing named Mechanical Animals, forthcoming in from HEX publishers in 2018. You can find out more about her work and happenings at, on Twitter at @basbleuzombie, or sign up for her newsletter at

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