Storm Cellar 9.1 arrives today!

The midsts of winter are passing and a new seasonwise year is upon us, dear Reader. Celebrate with us and the latest issue of Storm Cellar, Vol. IX No. 1, nicknamed “Fission”!

Contents

2020 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
1st Prize – Negesti Kaudo – The One Where My Femme Swallows You Whole
2nd Prize – Stephanie Niu – A Guide to What Lives Between Land and Sea
2nd Prize – Taylor Drake – Rumination
Honorable Mention – Noah Farberman – Grown Ass Person
Honorable Mention – Suphil Lee Park – Heartland
Honorable Mention – Rebecca Morton – I Remember Meeting You, My Son Says While Trying on Big Kid Shoes; I Pull and Pull at the Tongues, I Remember Meeting You, Too

FICTION
Abbigail N. Rosewood – Allendy Is Free
Maurice Moore – Transcript- Suga – Oral and Visual – Volumes 2 of 10
Elizabeth Kirschner – Lullaby with an Exit Sign
Xuan Nguyen – Luminous, Misting

CREATIVE NONFICTION
J.O. Haselhoef – One Week, Six Stories, Fifteen Emotions
Diana Emmons – Stop Rewind Play
Chelsey Clammer – Home Is Where the Hoard Is

FLASH
Chandra Steele – Lives of the Saints
Randy William Santiago – just You.
Tessa Yang – Ernest Tanaka Seeks God in a Variety of Places
Christopher Santantasio – Role Play

POETRY
Casey Knott – The World Wants What the World Wants
kevin latimer – love poem
Charles J. March III – Perked Up
John Barton – They Always Get Their Man
Christos Kalli – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book Kills a Cockroach
Elspeth Jensen – Midnight Snack
Jake Bailey – Deboning Perch

IMAGES
Kelly McQuain – The World Is Never Silent
Grant Yun – Cow
Angie Mason – Nest
Alana King – under the overpass
Rachel Singel – Pennantia corymbosa (Kaikomako)
K. Johnson Bowles – Sounds from the Back of My Head

PLUS covers by David Mack, and our list of Rejected Years

Jennifer Kulbeck: O’Caine and Cyrus

You can’t make this up, reader. Here are two hybrid creative nonfiction pieces by Jennifer Kulbeck: “O’Caine” and “Cyrus”:

These CNF pieces originally appeared in SC 6.1, available as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more shapes appearing through fog, and read on!

The 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest, with $500 in prizes, is open now. Check it out!

B. Woods: A Little Remedy, Which Won’t Work

Dear Reader, it’s been a discombobulating holiday, perhaps in a good way, perhaps otherwise. Tell us things, do tell. Here’s a very tonic prose poem by B. Woods — “A Little Remedy, Which Won’t Work“:

 

This poem originally appeared in SC 6.1, available as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more intense gazes delivered to you. Read on!

Ari Wolff: Any Object Can Become Memorabilia

Today’s share gives us as much as a signed jersey or a well-loved prop, a commemorative thimble or a mud-rusted spur. Do enjoy, Reader, this poem of Ari Wolff’s, “Any Object Can Become Memorabilia“:

This prose poem appeared in Storm Cellar #5.2, available from our store in print and ebook format; click current for the latest, and subscribe for more like this. & read on.

Marc Harshman: Holding On; Seascape in Kansas

The thundering season, Dear Reader, passes toward and through us even now, and so then here: Marc Harshman’s two sun-burned prose poems “Holding On” and “Seascape in Kansas.”

These poems originally appeared in SC 5.1. Get yours here, download the issue, and of course subscribe, subscribe, subscribe for more in your mail-/in-box. Read on!