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☛ Seeking unpublished, amazing writing and art — we'd love to see more photos, paintings, drawings, diagrams, graphic narratives, &c. Artists/photographers may email thumbs or portfolio links if the Images category is closed.

☛ We are actively prioritizing work by under-represented people: Indigenous, Black, people of color, lgbtqia+, women and gender nonbinary, disabled, poor, border-straddling, neuroatypical, and more. For real. You can put it right in the cover letter field. (We are not seeking performances of suffering aimed at a middle class-cishet-white audience.)

☛ Our taste is best gauged by reading an issue or at least our archive. This is a journal of safety and danger, in every sense. We want what we have not seen before

One submission at a time (except contests). Up to four free subs per year.

☛ Be respectful of other writers and don't withdraw/resubmit to correct typos, cover letters, make revisions to one paragraph, etc. We can receive only a limited number of free submissions each month.

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

Storm Cellar requires first serial rights and nonexclusive, ongoing electronic rights, per our guidelines. Serial rights revert to author upon publication. Contributors receive $10 honorarium by PP, two complimentary copies of the print edition, the ebook, and a discount on further print copies; plus, we love you forever.

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 webpage / Instagram / WeTransfer of dropbox / etc. to Please include an artist bio of 50 words if one is not at the link.

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

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-, no-, and other-genre submissions.

Artists may email thumbnails or a link to a portfolio site/dropbox/wetransfer/etc. — 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 pencils and rubber 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 or anonymous; gifts at the Uplifting, Sustaining, and Sponsor levels can be credited in print for one year, or anonymous. 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
  • 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.

Yes, we send gift subscriptions!

The print and ebook editions of Storm Cellar delivered anywhere. Print subscribers outside the USA, MEX, and CAN should choose the Overseas fee. Ebook-only subscriptions are delivered via email.

  • Print subscription 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.

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