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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Winners of the Force Majeure Flash Contest Announced

We are pleased to announce the WINNERS of the 2018 Force Majeure Flash Contest! Continue reading “Winners of the Force Majeure Flash Contest Announced”

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.

New Issue 9/4

6.2 is happening.

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!