Laura Bernstein-Machlay: Vessels

Our many (many) decorative gourds’ll serve to hold tiny scratched and puff-paint’d bits of memory as long as they last, no? Yes and today, we’re sharing Laura Bernstein-Machlay’s essay “Vessels” from the latest issue:



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Storm Cellar #5.2 OUT NOW

We’re delighted to announce Storm Cellar Vol. V No. 2, Fall 2016, “The Wick Offers the Wax.” Check it in: printebook.



Ethan Forrest Ross – Scabs
Michelle Ross – Winkelsucher
J. E. Reich – Old Country 
Jeff Ewing – Riverside
Curtis VanDonkelaar – Larry and Charlene in Three Acts 

Jefferson Navicky – El Beardo
Brenna Womer – Two Week Guarantee
Ann Stewart McBee – Not Even Max
Max Delsohn – The Aim 

Ana Arredondo – Wild Silent Drums
Matt Muilenburg – The Leadoff Men
Laura Bernstein-Machlay – Vessels 

Lori Lamothe – Mind Fishing
Rebecca O’Bern – Little Lamb
Ari Wolff – Any Object Can Become Memorabilia
Jaime Garcia – Rubidoux
Melissa Atkinson Mercer – Please say something different
Erica Wright – American Burial Rites; American New Year
Sara Ryan – Wooly Bones
Jesse De Angelis – Poem for Earth
John Sibley Williams – As Spectator to Unenduring Things
Sarah Ann Winn – Introducing the Midwest Amazon 

Amy Kotthaus – Window; Above
Adam J. Gellings – Museum Maps
Christine Stoddard – Bayou Gator 8; I Dream of Elephants
David Todd McCarty – Rodeo Chico
Olivia Inwood – Spatial Transformation #8
Nicole Edine – To Life
Kristi Kohut – Velvet Agate
Jes Trejo – Shoot the Freak
W. Jack Savage – Collecting
Harry Wilson – Ileene’s Dance to the Old Year #3
Cover by Brian Michael Barbeito – A view of the fairgrounds in muted color  

Rejected Atlantic Crossings


If you’d like to write for SC, get in over here. Read on!

Max Delsohn: The Aim

Take this too, readers, a rad slash mad flash from the forthcoming SC 5.2 by Max Oliver Delsohn, “The Aim“:


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Dig it. Dig more. & if by coincidence you know anybody who happens by contrast to identify as a gender other than male who wants in on this magazine, we’d love to see their work.

Sarah Ann Winn: Introducing the Midwest Amazon

Readers, today of all days is #NationalPoetryDay and we’re here with a preview from the next issue (due Monday!) (!!!) — it’s Sarah Ann Winn’s “Introducing the Midwest Amazon”:


This one’s gonna be great, you guys. (!!!!!!)

We’re also open for submissions for an issue to feature authors who happen to be women or genderqueer (in the broadest sense). Full guidelines, submission portal. Read on!

Issue 5.2 coming soon

You read it here first.

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We’re seeking authors who happen to be women or genderqueer (let’s pretend the latter is an umbrella term for everybody who isn’t a full-time man).