Selena Chambers

I imbibe words and consume past minds. As a result, I often awake next to strange sentences and forgotten meanings. I am the Bas Bleu Zombie.

Reading! Writing! Editing! Yay!  As far as I can recall, this is what I was up too this year in publishing: Fiction “The Last Session: The Facts in the Case of Clarissa Collyer.” Dunhams Manor Press Limited Edition Chapbook. Longest fiction written to date. A whole novelette! Hot dang, I will conquer you yet, novel. …

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There are a few Kickstarters underway that I wanted to share–a little something for everyone: Steampunk Universe is the long-anticipated follow-up to Sarah Hans‘ award-winning Steampunk World from Alliteration Ink. Like with World, this anthology is “a diverse steampunk anthology from your favorite award-winning authors featuring disabled and aneurotypical characters.” As far as I know, there …

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This is a pretty informal announcement, but I have been sitting on this all summer and I must unburden my soul, or else…. I have sold my first short story collection to Pelekinesis press! Entitled CALLS FOR SUBMISSION, it will be born into the world sometime in May of next year. We’re in the beginning stages …

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This one fell through the blogging cracks for some reason. Nonetheless, this roundtable curated and conducted by Acep Hale is a great vehicle for showing how nuanced the horror genre is, but also how many voices are out there improvising it. I was honored to be part of the “Quiet Horror” panel with Kristi DeMeester, C.M. …

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I’ve blinked a thousand times and the words haven’t changed, so…guess what?  I’m a World Fantasy Award Finalist for my short story “The Neurastheniac,” which appears in Joseph S. Pulver, Sr’s  CASSILDA’S SONG (Chaosium), also a WFA finalist for best anthology. CASSILDA’S SONG explores the feminine side of Robert Chambers’ (no relation) KING IN YELLOW, and …

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Last Thursday, my good friend, vintage movie expert, bomb writer, and teratologist Orrin Grey inducted me into the wiles of the Hammer Frankenstein films. I’ve never seen them, and so what a better way to celebrate #Frankenstein200 than live-tweeting the experience. It was loads of fun, and we storified the experience here. In addition to …

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Although Frankenstein was published in 1818, fans are getting a head start on celebrating the novel’s bicentennial starting this week. On June 16-18, 1816, in Geneva, Switzerland, three days of terrible thunder storms caused a crew of young poets and libertines–Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dr. John Polidori, Claire Claremont, and Mary Shelley–to seek shelter in …

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