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  

Carley Gomez: Everything That Fits in a Tote

The public square is where we are most hidden, Reader, and when we are most ourselves. So let that guide us as we carry our shit on home with Carley Gomez’s [>>] “Everything That Fits in a Tote“:

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

Genevieve Mills: A Guide to Guarding the Princess

What wyrd fall to we find ourselves in that the weight of Earth has lifted away? Let’s dive into this comprehensive creature feature, reader, be sure to sister all the steps of Genevieve Mills’ [>>] “A Guide to Guarding the Princess“:

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

Sionnain Buckley: Our Eggs

These are dicey times, and we’ve got to know in which basket to put our precious things, which basket we can’t lift. We’re sharing today this fortified short by Sionnain Buckley, “Our Eggs”:

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

Matthew Sterner-Neely: An American and a Half in a Tower

This one’s full of the machinery of empire, dear Reader, its grease and stains. We’re grateful to share Matthew Sterner-Neely’s [>>] “An American and a Half in a Tower“:

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