Anthony DiPietro: Possession Diary

Oh, Reader, today we’re sharing with you this little book of confessions, true in every aspect except it’s okay if it’s not really sacred but more diabolical, we love it, Anthony DiPietro’s “Possession Diary.”

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #8.2, nicknamed “Sisal,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Issue 8.2 Published!

Check it! The latest and greatest, steaming damn hot off the presses:

Storm Cellar Vol. VIII No. 2, Winter 2020 is nicknamed “Sisal”

Click away on the delicious print and magical ebook editions.

Contents

2019 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
Chila Woychik – The Importance of Air [1st Prize]
Anthony DiPietro – Possession Diary [2nd Prize]
Z Kennedy-Lopez – Scrounge [2nd Prize]
Lindsay Reeve – Cake [Honorable Mention]
Lee Ann Gallaway-Mitchell – Combustion [Honorable Mention]
Pınar Yaşar – The Future [Honorable Mention]

FICTION
Katherine Ann Davis –  The Hero and the Hot Dog Vendor
Michelle Geoga – Infatuation
Jessie Lovett Allen – Engine Flush

NONFICTION
Arlandis Jones – Big Shoe Dance

FLASH
Raymond Deej – I’ve Been Sulking over Dennis and His Gold
Parker Young – Van Gogh at Work

POETRY
Kimberly L. Becker – The Unmade Bed
Adam Schechter – the Thin Alley
Sarah Lyons-Lin – birth, 5
Suzanne Schultheis – Holes
Joseph Johnson – After Great Beauty
Sasha Torchinsky – u won’t see me cry
Katherine Fallon – The Book on Fractures IV
Erin Wilson – Tungsten
brian g gilmore – red rooster bar, idlewild, michigan (for jeff and tamm)

IMAGES
Kelly DuMar – Pen & Ink
Jason Kerzinski – from Tenderness
David Troupes – two sketches
Elliot Parker – The Rain In June Helped Us Grow
Keith Hood – Soul Glove
covers by Jaina Cipriano – Look Quick, Solids, Home Again, and Think About Your Food

PLUS
Rejected Goops

2020 Flash Contest open now!

The 2020 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST is open now! $500 in prizes for flash of any kind. Deadline April 30. Guidelines and enter: https://stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/72759/force-majeure-flash-contest

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.

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