Issue 8.1 Out Now!

Oh wow oh wow, Dear Reader, the new issue of Storm Cellar is here at last! Check it:

Morgan Stephenson - "I didn't cry at your funeral" and Pretty Façade

Contents

FICTION
Carly Gomez – Everything That Fits in a Tote
Genevieve Mills – A Guide to Guarding the Princess

NONFICTION
Vinitia Swonger – #1, I Limit Myself
Nichole Rued – A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys (A Found Essay)

FLASH
Kathleen Hull – The Methods
Daniel Uncapher – Logic Puzzles
Annie Woods – Amazon Review of Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (14 Count)
Sionnain Buckley – Our Eggs
Brooke Larson – Written ConcernWord Lantern

POETRY
Dionne Custer Edwards – Elegant Spot
Amy M. Alvarez – Sometimes
S.A. Leger – Blemishes on a Mouse Carcass
Faiz Ahmad – The Apartment
Nadia López García translated by Anthony Seidman – Ntuchinuu  [Eyes]
Jacob Rivers – They told him that he was either going to jail or going to die of an overdose
Betsy Johnson – up to wonders
Esteban Rodríguez – Cupio dissolvi
Sara Karim – Revival
Lucas Shepherd – Outside the Student Center on Campus I Noticed a Veteran

IMAGES
Guilherme Bergamini – Old Havana
Alexander Chubar – Unity
Bex Saunders – That Sinking Feeling
Roger Camp – Red and White Umbrella, Yerevan, Armenia
Kristen Kurlich – What Can Be Done
KJ Hannah Greenberg – Been There Done That
Covers by Morgan Stephenson – “I didn’t cry at your funeral.”Coffee and Cigarettes“Always dress in your Sunday best.”, Pretty Façade

PLUS
Rejected Pollens

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Seeking: Assistant Editors

  • We’re looking for readers in POETRY or FICTION (not both). Volunteer assistant editor positions, 4+ hours/week. [Don’t submit in this category: see below.]
  • We offer: collaboration with other lit heads; editorialesque experiences; megalomania/a positive “work environment”/cookie emojis. We have often heard it said that reading for a magazine improves one’s writing and submission confidence.
  • The position: reading unsolicited submissions and rendering a vote to decline, accept, or someone-else-should-read-this-maybe-they’ll-like-it; meeting deadlines; participating to the extent you are able in promotional/social activities such as direct sales/consignment stocking (required), cafe clatches, author solicitation, AWP tabling.
  • Editorial work is remote, through Submittable and Slack/email.
  • You must: be somewhat familiar with and approve of Storm Cellar; have a well-developed aesthetic taste in prose or poetry; like writing different from what you’ve seen before; be ready to say something compact and informative about submissions within a short time; pass through a try-out period. Assistant editors substantially shape what is selected for publication.
  • Familiarity with the Midwest a plus. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ perspectives are especially desired. Preference to those in the Twin Cities or San Diego areas.
  • EMAIL in one text document: your name, approximate location, and email address, a one-paragraph description of what you consider to be your qualifications, and a summary of your favorite item(s) from past issue(s), if any, including brief(!) reasons why you like them. No résumés. stormcellar dot editor at gmail
  • Open until filled or the end of September.

Brian Phillip Whalen: The Mother Cup

The school year is already bursting beyond its seams, it seems, its scenes seemingly itsy-bitsy screams itching to be seen. And lo: Brian Phillip Whalen’s [>>] teaching yearn, “The Mother Cup.”

This short story originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!

Kristine Langley Mahler: Say No Nice

Neither boos nor yays can start nor stop this erasure/detonator from Kristine Langley Mahler [>>], “Say No Nice.”

This creative nonfiction essay originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!

Brooke Larson: two flashes

Oh this is a good one, we have to say, and then another good one on top, all glowing against the shadows on the parlor wall: Brooke Larson’s “Written Concern” and “Word Lantern.”

These flashes appear in SC 8.1, available in print and ebook editions in the shop. Subscribe, oh do, for more like this. Read on!

Lana Spendl: Sarajevo on the Phone

Far places are closer every day, by schooner and videoconference if not 737, & so we’re chuffed to add to the web today this flash by Lana Spendl [>>], “Sarajevo on the Phone“:

 

This flash originally appeared in SC 6.2, available in print and ebook formats. Read on!