A Poem by Amy Schmidt: Preparing the Heart

The most costumed and frightened time of year is upon us, and then what is also known as All-Souls Day. This is “Preparing the Heart” by Amy Schmidt:

Amy Schmidt - Preparing the Heart [sample]

“Preparing the Heart” originally appeared in Storm Cellar 3.2. Support the magazine, support the author: purchase or download. You’ll touch our hearts if you subscribe. Read on!


CNF by Shelby Stephenson: from Country

Sometimes pushing form just comes down to feeling through joints in the language. We were delighted when Shelby Stephenson shared this chapter of memoir-in-verse from Country:

Shelby Stephenson - from Country [sample]

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Read the whole issue by downloading or purchasing Storm Cellar 3.2. The most intoxicating option is to subscribe. Read on!


Aaron Anstett: Onlookers

If the worst, most spectacular thing threatens, should we root for it? Jump-scaring us from behind the door to the archive, it’s Aaron Anstett’s “Onlookers“:

Aaron Anstett - Onlookers [sample]

This poem originally appeared in SC 3.1 — support the author and the magazine with a purchase or download. Subscribe if your heart beats. Read on!


We Get Press

This week Chelsey Clammer reviews Storm Cellar 4.1 at The Review Review.

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Stephanie Dickinson: three flashes

Pumped from the archive like cold aquifer water, we’re happy to serve three flashes by Stephanie Dickinson: “Emily and the Hobo,” “Emily and the Mule Man,” and “Emily and the Scarlet Fever Deity.”

Stephanie Dickinson - three flashes [sample]

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These flash pieces first appeared in Storm Cellar 3.2 — download the whole issue here, or purchase the thoroughly refreshing print edition. Subscribers see it all firsties. Read on!


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