Issue 6.2 Out Now!

It’s here, it’s here! Storm Cellar vol. VI no. 2, Summer 2017 has arrived. This one’s nicknamed “Partition Table” — we’ll let you decide why. The deets:

Bovine Medusa II by Erik Farseth

Contents

The 2017 Force Majeure Flash Contest:
Anne Riesenberg – Keep Moving [1st Prize]
Bucket Siler [>>] – P.S. While You Were Sleeping [2nd Prize]
Rita Ciresi [>>] – Hunger [2nd Prize]
Alex Clark – A Not-So-Angry Inch [Honorable Mention]
Oscar Mancinas [>>] – To Live And Die in E.V. [Honorable Mention]
Derek Updegraff – In Olden Times [Honorable Mention]

FICTION by Rachel Linn [>>], Sara Lippmann [>>], Brian Phillip Whalen [>>], Heather Whited

FLASH by Amanda Bloom [>>], Alex Clark, Rita Ciresi, Sarah Feng [>>], Jennifer Lynn Krohn [>>], Oscar Mancinas, Anne Riesenberg, Bucket Siler, Lana Spendl [>>], Travis Truax, Derek Updegraff

NONFICTION by José Angel Araguz [>>], Kristine Langley Mahler [>>], Mary Mullen

POETRY by Bruce Alford, Peter Burzynski [>>], Audrey Glass, Katie Hibner, Jason Morphew [>>], Javier Perez [>>], Lynne Potts [>>], Lori Propheter

IMAGES by Shushanik Karapetyan, Heather Lewis, Diana Simon, Bill Wolak, and Erik Farseth [>>] [cover].

PLUS
Rejected Ersatz Dishes 

You guys. Check out the issue and get your very very own copy: PRINT! and EBOOK!!  (pdf, epub, mobi) editions. Read on.

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Force Majeure Flash Contest Begins

Enter the FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST here.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Top prize for a single flash $300; two runners-up $100 each.

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. CST, 30th April 2017.

Two ways to enter:

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

Multiple entries are fine. Simultaneous submissions are 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 internet before August 2017.

All entries considered for publication in Storm Cellar.

What is a flash?

  • Shorter than 1000 words
  • Not more than 5 pages
  • May contain fiction, nonfiction, non-letter marks (images), or some combination
  • May bend genre, form, brains

We encourage submissions by women, people of color, indigenous, disabled, lgbtq+, poor, and members of other under-represented groups. Authors who because of financial hardship cannot pay the entry fee should email the editors with a brief statement of their need so that we can arrange an entry.

Contest will be decided by the editors. Close friends, family, current & formers 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. 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, 2017.

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

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.

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Contents

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

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

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

POETRY
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 

IMAGES
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  

PLUS
Rejected Atlantic Crossings

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If you’d like to write for SC, get in over here. 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).