$500 FLASH CONTEST OPEN NOW!

☞ Subscribers make our ❤️ pound

☞ Check out the latest issue & download the ebook  

☞ Full guidelines & FAQ.

☛ Seeking unpublished, amazing writing and art — we'd love to see more photos, paintings, drawings, diagrams, graphic narratives, &c.

☛ Our taste is best gauged by reading an issue or at least our archive. This is a journal of safety and danger. We want what we have never seen before. “I don’t have a lot of time. I can give a poem a couple of lines, a short story a paragraph, and a novel a few pages, then if I can stop reading without a sense of loss, I do, and I go on to something else.” —Flannery O’Connor

☛ By agreeing to publication, authors grant Storm Cellar first serial rights and nonexclusive, ongoing electronic rights, per our guidelines. Serial rights revert to author upon publication. Authors receive the print edition, the ebook, and a discount; plus, we love you forever.

☛ By submitting you agree to join our (infrequent) mailing list.

☛ Until May 1, 2018, we'll read mailed submissions from incarcerated people; see submission page for details.

Ends in 5 days, 9 hours $5.00 - 12.00
$5.00 - 12.00

Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. We're looking for the best small things, any form, any content, any fine and wonderful creation.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Top prize for a single flash $300

Two second prizes $100 each

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. CST, 30th April 2018.

Two ways to enter:

  1. Upload 1 flash (you'll receive an ebook of the prize issue) - $5
  2. Upload 1–3 flashes in a single file (receive a print copy of the prize issue) - $12

Multiple entries are great. Simultaneous submissions are just fine; if a flash is accepted elsewhere, please notify us via a note on the submission within Submittable. Winning flash must not be (scheduled to be) published in print, ebook, or website before August 2018.

All entries considered for publication in Storm CellarContest entries in any number do not violate our one-at-a-time general submissions policy.

What is a flash?

  • Shorter than 1000 words
  • Not more than 5 pages
  • May contain fiction, nonfiction, marks, or images, in any combination
  • May bend genre, form, brains

We encourage submissions by women, people of color, indigenous, disabled, lgbtq+, and poor authors, as well as members of other under-represented groups. Authors who cannot pay the entry fee, because of financial hardship or unavailability of online payment (PP/card) in their country, should email the editors with the brief statement that they have need so that we can arrange an entry; they should send that email from the email address used for their Submittable account and attach their entry as a .docx or .pdf file. Incarcerated authors may mail submissions, postmarked by the deadline, to the address listed on our website, no entry fee required (include someone's email address if you desire ebook delivery).

Contest will be decided by the editors. Close friends, family, current students, and employers of the editors may not enter. While not a member of the CLMP, we strive to achieve a similar level of transparency and virtue.

All proceeds will go to prizes and production costs for the magazine. No fees may be refunded. "Extra" flashes within entries will not be read. We may disqualify entrants on the basis of harassing behavior. Entrants will be notified of their contest outcome by email, on or before June 30, 2018.

Handy link to examples of flash we've printed. Surprise us!

If you don't see a submission form in your genre, we've received as many submissions as we can handle this month (thank you everyone). Free submission resumes the 1st of next month.

Don't want to wait? Send anything*, all in one file; we use the revenue to cover our costs. Or get the latest issue too.

Artists may email thumbnails or a link to a portfolio site/dropbox/wetransfer/etc. — stormcellar.editor@gmail.com. Please include a bio up to 50 words.

* We are unlikely to publish more than 20 pages of anything.

Ends in 5 days, 9 hours $10.00
$10.00

Response time 7 days or less.

Don't want to wait? Send anything, all in one file.* Use the cover letter space to note mixed-genre or no-genre submissions.

Artists may email thumbnails or a link to a portfolio site/dropbox/wetransfer/etc. — stormcellar.editor@gmail.com. If you prefer, drop the images in a PDF and upload them here.

 

* We are unlikely to publish more than 20 layout-pages of anything.

You're awesome. The cabbage you're sending will keep us in coal and paperclips for another year.

Also, if you want, upload up to 20pp. of anything and we'll consider it for publication.

Friendship gifts can be credited in print; gifts at the Sustaining, Spirit Animal, and Sponsor levels can be credited in print for one year. Anonymous option available. Donations to Storm Cellar are not tax-deductible charitable giving, but they do aid in covering our production, distribution, and server costs, allowing us to bring this magazine into the world.

Yes, we can send the issue as a gift!

Submit anything (or nothing).* We'll send you the issue of your choice, print and/or ebook. Choose the appropriate add-on to receive the print edition; check "no ebook" for print-only delivery. ( Current issue info | archive. ) 

  • Ebook arrives by email attachment (up to 10MB) from stormcellar.orders@gmail.com.
  • Artists choosing this option may email us a flickr/portfolio/WeTransfer/Google Docs/etc. link, instead of creating a single file for their submission.
Multiple copies? Our store is over here.

* We're unlikely to print more than 20 pp. (6000 wd./600 ll.) of anything, but if you're convinced a longer (group of) work(s) is perfect for us, go ahead.

$20.00 - 75.00
$20.00 - 75.00

Yes, we send gift subscriptions!

The print edition of Storm Cellar delivered anywhere in the USA. International subscribers use this form please. Ebook-only subscription: click here.

  • Optional, free add-on: the ebook sent to your inbox.
  • We publish about 2–3 issues per year; subscriptions are by-the-issue.
  • Shipping is included.

Just want to read a back issue after you submit? Click this.

$6.00 - 20.00
$6.00 - 20.00
The ebook edition delivered to your inbox, beginning with the latest issue. Yes, we can make it a gift!
  • Attachments up to 10 MB from stormcellar.orders@gmail.com.
  • We publish 2-3 issues per year.
  • Price includes a fee to Submittable.
Just want to submit and read a back issue? Click this.
$29.99 - 119.99
$29.99 - 119.99
The print edition delivered to your door or other proper mail reception location, anywhere in the world, beginning with the latest issue. Yes, we can make it a gift!
  • Optional, free add-on: the ebook sent to your inbox.
  • Price includes shipping and a small fee to Submittable.
  • We publish about 2–3 issues per year; subscriptions are by-the-issue.
Ebook-only subscription (PDF, EPUB, MOBI): click here. Just want to submit and read a back issue? Click this. Single issues available at our store.