C.B. Auder: Fourth Directive Triple Classified

It’s a feisty, unprogrammed day, #InternationalWomensDay, and here’s our entry — C.B. Auder’s flash fiction “Fourth Directive Triple Classified“:

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This flash appears in the current issue, SC 6.1. Check out more great #flash, purchase a copy, download the ebook, and subscribe! Read on, siblings.

P.S. Click here to enter our $500 Force Majeure Flash Contest ♡♡♡.

Meredith Maltby: Jackal

We’re very okay with this new flash by Meredith Maltby from the latest issue, it’s called “Jackal“:

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Purchase or download the whole of Vol. VI No. 1, and subscribe here! Read on.

PS. Click here to enter our $500 Force Majeure Flash Contest. 

Issue 6.1 Out Now!

Dearest readers, we’re so pleased to present Storm Cellar Vol. VI No. 1, Spring 2017, nicknamed “Override Defaults” in printastic print and enormous ebook editions.

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Featuring fiction by Kate Myles and Lauren Kocher, flash by Meredith Maltby (Jackal), C.B. Auder, Jan Stinchcomb, Amanda Haag, Sierra Bellows, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Rosanna Staffa, and Helen Hofling, nonfiction by Lindsey Wilson (Constellation), Amber N., Dacia Price, and Jennifer Kulbeck, poetry by Mack Carlisle, Leah Noble Davidson (two poems), Rachel Jamison Webster, Lauren Sanderson, Julian Mithra, Riel Sturchio, Cath Nichols, Ann-Marie Blanchard, Carolyn Guinzio, and B. Woods, and images by Susan Stamm Evans, Anna Lea Jancewicz, Susan Yount,
Andrea Fuhrman, Katherine Rudin, KJ Hannah Greenberg, France Corbel (Clothes Have No Gender), and Lilian Crooks, plus Rejected Behaviors.

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Sarah Gawricki: v good dating tips

We were so blessed to encounter these, Sarah Gawricki’s flash v good dating tips, free nos. 1 and 3:

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These flashes originally appeared in SC 4.3. Check it out, download, and subscribe for more free tips (maybe).

PS. We’re holding a #flash #contest, check it out.

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!