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  

Issue 7.2 Is Out Now!

After a great deal of sisyphean pushing on our part, O Reader, it’s here it’s finally here! ANNOUNCING:

Storm Cellar Vol. VII No. 2, Winter 2019, nicknamed “Strong Water” → click for the delicious print and ebook editions.

Contents

FICTION
Benny Brown – Ad Space
Matthew Sterner-Neely – Two and a Half Americans in a Tower
A.L. Rowser – The Rope

NONFICTION
Maame Blue – Calling
Amy Stonestrom – High Latitude

POETRY
Dorothy Chan – A-List Celebrities and Chinese Immigrant Families
Rainie Oet – The Ride That Loops Infinitely / Tall Bed Above Water
Albert Lee – 歌個個問題  [14 Problems]
B.B.P. Hosmillo – I Don’t Lay Hold of People Anymore Except the Importance of Being Wrong
Harry Edgar Palacio – It’s Funny What the Fuchsia Sky Can Do
Joshua Sassoon Orol – Minyan
Jenny Mueller – To Read Ashberry; from Postcards
Clare Louise Harmon – First-Hand Accounts of the Performance of Western Art Music
Jasmyn DiMeglio – How I Learned to Be Gay Here
Natalia Prusinska – StrangeDry Orgasm
Kelly Fordon – White Women Flinging Cans of Paint at the Wall
Suzanne Cody – Adultish (Yes)

FLASH
Susanna Space – Absence No. 4
Tamara L. Panici – Autumn Epiphany
Sheree Winslow – Postcards from My Future Self: Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
R.L. Aseret – Brother, Eye, Hospital
Elaine Terranova – Peace
Matthew Woodman – Decolonization
Regina Ernst – Vuelta

IMAGES
Allison Janicki – Dreamscape
Bette Ridgeway – Crysalis II
Matt Prater – Flyover
Alex Wells Shapiro – Pocketing
Zoya Kruse-Wu – The Hydra [front cover]
chello firefly sherman – demfolk [back cover]

PLUS
Rejected Events I Must Now Accept Happened While I Was Employed by an Ivy League Institution

Danielle Weeks: Lexington Horse Mania

We hear there’s some kind of race going down, dear reader, have you heard about it? There’s a fair and everything. Here’s Danielle Weeks’ highly relevant “Lexington Horse Mania”:

This poem originally appeared in SC 4.3. Pick up yours and breeze your own self with it in this heat, or download it to your phone. Subscribe for more winners, and read on.

Susan Stamm Evans: Set of Five Faces in Bronze

Dear reader, what aspect of us do you love so well? We’re not egotistical at all, and that’s just one of our many, many wonderful qualities! Just for being so thoughtful and complimenting us like you do, here are five faces cast in bronze, abstracted from the body, and mounted on a wall beautifully by Susan Stamm Evans:

This sculpture appears in SC 6.1 — get yours — and you can receive more like it by subscribing. P.S. our flash contest is still open, so get cracking!

Olivia Inwood: Spatial Transformation #8

Has it been a week already? Spacetime is so maleable, and Olivia Inwood [>>] sends us this opening into a new place, Spatial Transformation #8:

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This 3D paper-and-ink construction first appeared in SC 5.2. Purchase & download the issue, and for heaven’s sake, subscribe! Material or ghostwise, read on.

PS. We’ve got a flash contest on, check it out.