Issue 7.2 Is Out Now!

After a great deal of sisyphean pushing on our part, O Reader, it’s here it’s finally here! ANNOUNCING:

Storm Cellar Vol. VII No. 2, Winter 2019, nicknamed “Strong Water” → click for the delicious print and ebook editions.

Contents

FICTION
Benny Brown – Ad Space
Matthew Sterner-Neely – Two and a Half Americans in a Tower
A.L. Rowser – The Rope

NONFICTION
Maame Blue – Calling
Amy Stonestrom – High Latitude

POETRY
Dorothy Chan – A-List Celebrities and Chinese Immigrant Families
Rainie Oet – The Ride That Loops Infinitely / Tall Bed Above Water
Albert Lee – 歌個個問題  [14 Problems]
B.B.P. Hosmillo – I Don’t Lay Hold of People Anymore Except the Importance of Being Wrong
Harry Edgar Palacio – It’s Funny What the Fuchsia Sky Can Do
Joshua Sassoon Orol – Minyan
Jenny Mueller – To Read Ashberry; from Postcards
Clare Louise Harmon – First-Hand Accounts of the Performance of Western Art Music
Jasmyn DiMeglio – How I Learned to Be Gay Here
Natalia Prusinska – StrangeDry Orgasm
Kelly Fordon – White Women Flinging Cans of Paint at the Wall
Suzanne Cody – Adultish (Yes)

FLASH
Susanna Space – Absence No. 4
Tamara L. Panici – Autumn Epiphany
Sheree Winslow – Postcards from My Future Self: Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
R.L. Aseret – Brother, Eye, Hospital
Elaine Terranova – Peace
Matthew Woodman – Decolonization
Regina Ernst – Vuelta

IMAGES
Allison Janicki – Dreamscape
Bette Ridgeway – Crysalis II
Matt Prater – Flyover
Alex Wells Shapiro – Pocketing
Zoya Kruse-Wu – The Hydra [front cover]
chello firefly sherman – demfolk [back cover]

PLUS
Rejected Events I Must Now Accept Happened While I Was Employed by an Ivy League Institution

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2019 Flash Contest Open Now

The $500 Force Majeure Flash Contest has begun! Submission page link.

Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. We’re looking for the best small things, any form, any content, any fine and wonderful creation.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Top prize for a single flash $300

Two second prizes $100 each

Two ways to enter:

  • Upload 1 flash (you’ll receive an ebook of the prize issue) – $5
  • Upload 1–3 flashes in a single file (receive a print copy of the prize issue) – $12

Multiple entries are great. Simultaneous submissions are just fine; if a flash is accepted elsewhere, please notify us via a note on the submission within Submittable. Winning flash must not be (scheduled to be) published in print, ebook, or website before August 2019.

All entries considered for publication in Storm Cellar. Contest entries in any number do not violate our one-at-a-time general submissions policy.

What is a flash?

  • Shorter than 1000 words
  • Not more than 5 pages
  • May contain fiction, nonfiction, marks, or images, in any combination
  • May bend genre, form, brains

We encourage submissions by women, people of color, indigenous, disabled, lgbtq+, and poor authors, as well as members of other under-represented groups. Authors who cannot pay the entry fee, because of financial hardship or unavailability of online payment (PP/card) in their country, should email the editors with the brief statement that they have need so that we can arrange an entry (thatthey have need, not how); they should send that email from the email address used for their Submittable account and attach their entry as a .docx or .pdf file. Incarcerated authors may mail submissions, postmarked by the deadline, to the address listed on our website, no entry fee required (include someone’s email address if you desire ebook delivery).

Contest will be decided by the editors. Close friends, family, current students, and employers of the editors may not enter. While not a member of the CLMP, we strive to achieve a similar level of transparency and virtue.

All proceeds will go to prizes and production costs for the magazine. No fees may be refunded. “Extra” flashes within entries will not be read. We may disqualify entrants on the basis of harassing behavior. Entrants will be notified of their contest outcome by email, on or before June 30, 2019.

Handy link to examples of flash we’ve printed. Surprise us!

2018 Pushcart Nominations

We’re so happy to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees for this year:

Best of luck to them all. And: read on!

Gen Del Raye: My Mother Takes Me to a Public Bath

We’re back from summer break, friends! Just in time to sip on this delicious cup of flash, which won our 2018 Force Majeure Flash Contest, it’s Gen Del Raye’s “My Mother Takes Me to a Public Bath”:

  

This flash appears in in SC 7.1, available in print and as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more, and read on!

Issue #7.1 Out Now

The new new issue of Storm Cellar is “Back Fire” — a fire used to fight another fire by stealing its food — out now! Check it over here. Vol. VII no. 1 has hot baths, falling lizards, crossed lines, apples, immigrants, secrets, blackouts, needles to the neck, and a lot of offspring. Plus the winners of Continue reading “Issue #7.1 Out Now”