Storm Cellar #10.1 Out Now!

It’s here and here it is — and merry darn turning of the calendar to you!

Storm Cellar Vol. X No. 1, winter 2021, nicknamed “Ruling Passion” → click for the delicious print and ebook editions. Pub date today 12/30/21.

Contents:

2021 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
1st Prize: Serrina Zou – Bái Chī
2nd Prize: Justine Teu – The Water Cycle
2nd Prize: Sherrel McLafferty – Can Elizabeth Bishop Relate?
Honorable Mention: Jax Connelly – An Incomplete Inventory of What Once Belonged to My Mother
Honorable Mention: Erica Frederick – Praisesong for Fornication
Honorable Mention: S. Erin Batiste – Congratulations, You’re Approved! We Are Pleased to Welcome You to Your New Habitation!

FICTION
Kevin Serrano Echevarría – א (Infinite Sets)
Sophie Hoss – Coney Island Sphinx
Vincent James Perrone – Moon, PA

FLASH
Kate Garklavs – Letter
S. S. Mandani – A Tentacle of Night
Edward Columbia – Full-Service Station
Luke Rolfes – Human Resources
Capella Parrish – Point Reyes Station
S.D.S. – Des Moines

POETRY
Rebecca Pelky – Kikátohkáq
Moira Walsh – Written in a thunderstorm
Caroline Taylor – Winepress
Kristi Maxwell – Totoaba
Natasha Sharma – Broken Fronds
Micah Daniel McCrotty – Finishing Mud
Terry Belew – Detours
Meg Johnson – Mostly, I’m a Menace
Mira Martin-Parker – Ancestor.com

IMAGES
CJ Nye – Cueva de la Pileta
Martins Deep – Focus
Lisa Monique Hauck – Wolf Dreams
Arinze Ndieli – Ihe 
Elder Gideon – A River Flows Through Eden
Sarah Kimmel – Detroit Ultraviolence
Zhongwen Hu – Man with pigeons
Rebecca Ledbetter – The World Is Too Quiet (cover)
Scott Brennan – Waterfall, Brooklyn, New York, 2021 (back cover)

PLUS Rejected: True Crime Documentaries  

Vinitia Swonger: #1, I limit myself

These four micro-memoirs form some of the tastiest CNF flash you’ll imbibe today, Reader, so worry not about the salt balance and drink up! Here’s Vinitia Swonger’s “#1, I limit myself“:

This creative nonfiction flash originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our storeRead on!

Nichole Rued: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys

Things are always gearing up for that date, aren’t they, hetero friends? Those greasy, bloody, screaming gears. The gears you’ve always been in. Prepare, if you dare, with Nichole Rued’s blinding CNF hermit crab “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys (A Found Essay)”:

This essay originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our storeRead on!

Amy Stonestrom: High Lattitude

We’re beaming this morning like a squirrel with a pawpaw, ready to share this short essay by Amy Stonestrom [>>], “High Lattitude“:

This CNF piece originally appeared in SC 7.2, available as an ebookRead on!

Storm Cellar #9.2 out now!

Arrives today, Storm Cellar vol. IX no. 2, summer 2021, nicknamed “Fusion,” full of amazing writing and art for your gustation! Available in print and ebook formats. Click links for PDF samples, [>>] to author site.

Contents:

FICTION
Lisa Slage Robinson • Devil’s Hole Road 
Deva Eveland • To Display Our Infirmities on the Steps of the Temple
Jennifer Love • Lighthead
Sarah Arantza Amador • The Unfortunate Murder of the Infante
Jihoon Park • The Grandfather Museum 

FLASH
Jackie Yang • Media Vita
Austin Treat • The Health Inspectors
Karol Lagodzki • Martial Law Fact Sheet: Poland 1981–1983
Grace Q. Song • Self-Care for Kittiwakes 

NONFICTION
Valerie Witte • Ordinary Movements: Erasing the Boundary Between Performance and Reality

POETRY
Brianna Cunliffe • studio, bulb flickering, June
Beth Brown Preston • Blind Love
Mel Sherrer • Corn Silk
Anthony Aguero • Today I Offer Something Tender
Kelsey Day • duke energy: a pipeline protest poem
Berico Henry • My Many Lovely Katies
María Teresa Andruetto translated by Laura Chalar • Muchacha de Ucrania/2003 [Ukrainian Girl/ 2003] 
Sam Lane • Smoke in WA, September 2020 
Gwen Hart • Your Anxiety’s Middle Name Is “The Hard Way”
Sophia Liu • O Cousin, I Meet You 

IMAGES
Darren M. Edwards • Rebirth
K.R. Segriff • Moth, Eaten
Lauren Paredes • Acts of Nonviolence No. 1
Natascha Graham • A Walk in December
Sydney Yount [>>] • Meal Tray Series #3 & #14 

PLUS
Cover by Dawei Wang [>>]
Rejected: First Novel Titles