TOD 021 The Glow in the Case of Selena Chambers

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Selena Chambers, author of Calls for Submission and Wandering Spirits: Traveling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Also solve a literary mystery to win two signed Calls for Submission ARCs and an all-new News from the Weird featuring co-host Justin Steele!

Show Notes

Author/editor Selena Chambers joins Scott to talk about her debut collection Calls for Submission  (Pelekinesis) and Wandering Spirits: Traveling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, including romanticism and meta-sublimity, literary pilgrimages, the incredible talent of artist Yves Tourigny, Selena’s Dunhams Manor Press chapbooks ‘Of Parallel and Parcel’ and ‘The Last Session’ and her ‘Poe Bug’ column in Xnoybis Journal, exposing misconceptions about Poe, Poe’s women as lady alchemists, some props to Molly Tanzer, a reading assignment and a literary mystery contest to win two Calls to Submission ARCs, the Bas Bleu Sisterhood and the joy of time-traveling through fiction, a reading from her World Fantasy Award-nominated story ‘The Neurastheniac’ (00:41:20-00:49:57), disillusionment and suicide among writers, why it’s a good time to be a Weird writer, surrealism and deconstruction and doing ‘the cut-up’, co-writing ‘Dive In Me’ with Jesse Bullington, air-bass-ing, Steampunk and its connection to Weird/New Weird, writing to market as learning process, decadence and the Poe vibe in Selena’s work, feeling the glow, upcoming projects including editing Mechanical Animals (Hex Publishers) with Jason Heller (Strange Stars), a cocktail-inspired submission, and her recommended writers including Orrin Grey, Nadia Bulkin, and Molly Tanzer’s new novel, Creatures of Will and Temper.

News from The Weird

(01:23:25)Justin Steele and Scott discuss what they’ve been reading and the latest publishing news including the British Fantasy Awards, Broken Eye Books, Dunhams Manor Press, Undertow Publications, Comma Press, Nightscript IIICarrion Blue 555 Press, and more.

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Additional Links

Wandering Spirits, The Second Letter, Weird Fiction Review (contest link)

#BasBleuZombie, Selena Chambers on Twitter 

Wandering Spirits in NonBinary Review 

Seamen’s Bethel (church, Moby Dick)

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Philadelphia

Winchester Mystery House 

Expedition Northwest Passage game 

‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar’ by Edgar Allan Poe

David Nickle 

Paul Tremblay 

Stephen Graham Jones

Cassilda’s Song, ed. Joseph S. Pulver Sr. 

The Starry Wisdom Library, ed. Nate Pedersen

‘The Diane Arbus Suicide Portfolio’ by Marc Laidlaw 

Carmen Maria Machado 

Lee Krasner

Richard Powers

Maison Victor Hugo

Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, ed. Steve Berman

Jesse Bullington’s Amazon page 

Wakulla Springs, Florida

Steampunk World, ed Sarah Hans

Nick Mamatas

Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings by Orrin Grey (Strix Publishing)

Jesse Bullington Writing as Alex Marshall 

Feast of Oblivion by Josh Myers

Lazy Fascist Press

Snow and Shadow by Dorothy Tse

The Dark Crusade: A Karl Edward Wagner Podcast

Stefan Grabinski

NightTime Logic: A Strange and Darksome Night: Readings from Nightscripts III, Nov. 27, NYC

Daniel Braum

Show Credits

Host/Executive Producer: Scott Nicolay

Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele

Associate Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin


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