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Storm Cellar - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

Note: they have free submissions every month until they hit their quota at which point the free option disappears, these changes are not tracked as part of this listing.

Storm Cellar is a national literary arts magazine with a special emphasis on the Midwest. We want your best stories (including flash), creative nonfiction, poems, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine is eclectic, aiming to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, representing a range of styles and approaches, and generally 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.

Something unique, something weird (whatever that means); something that taps into universal human experience, or absolutely refuses to. Remember that exposition is not action, that the reader can think for herself, that a great idea demands great execution. We prefer you cut to the chase, or sink our battleship with beautiful sentences. We write too, and want to die a little of jealousy over your short stories.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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There are 23 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
18 min | 46.58 mean avg | 49 median | 77 max days
52.17% - avg 46 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
8 pending responses (10 min | 66 mean avg | 60 median | 136 max days waiting)
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