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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Storm Cellar seeks fiction & poetry

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Storm Cellar is a nationally distributed literary arts magazine rooted in the Midwest, appearing in print and ebook editions. This is a journal of safety and danger. We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.

Payment: Big heart emojis forever, first of all! We now send a $10 honorarium to all contributors, beginning with issue 8.1, by PayPal/Venmo or money order. We know it’s not much, but it is a token of our esteem and, we hope, something we can build on into the future. Flash contest winners receive their cash prizes by PayPal/Venmo or money order.

FICTION

• 1 fiction up to 5,000 words. More-compact stories (not shorter) tend to do better.

We like it hot, we like it cold, we like it hard and fast, we like it slow and gentle, we like it traditional,* we like it experimental.

We like it anonymous, don't care about a title page. We like it 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced.

* Traditional: 1. not experimental; 2. ignorance, thanatos, octopodes, standing stones, sex rites, MRIs, cavaliers, Cadillacs, rude boys, buried toys, gold fever, war fever, bone fever, baby fever, submarines, pipe dreams, cigarettes & rock music, sign vs. signifier, prairie fire, smugglers, insurance, kissing cousins, "here there be monsters," border crossing, Amazons, apocalyptics, analytics, riding tigers, tiny islands, hackers, holograms, embezzlement, grafitti, hot zones, outer space…

https://stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/10370/fiction

FLASH FICTION

• Up to 4 flashes, 4,000 total words, one file.
Flash — what is this? Send us it.

https://stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/11964/flash

POETRY

Up to 5 poems, 400 lines/15 pages total.
All poems in one document, each beginning a new page.
We're open to anything. We like surprises.

We're not super in love with greeting card sentiments/prosody, nor these topics: cats, coffee, booze, birds. Of course, a poem is its own best case for its awesomeness.

https://stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/10367/poetry

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