Issue 8.2 Published!

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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

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 #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”

José Angel Araguz: Excerpts from A Personal History of Want

Today’s share is a doozy — excerpts from José Araguz’s A Personal History of Want:

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This memoir appears in Storm Cellar #6.2 here (print) and here (ebook), and subscribeSubmit to SC here, and read on.