About Slice

“Beautiful, compelling, irresistible: Slice will knock you right out. In the best way possible.” --Junot Díaz

Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine, was launched in 2007 by book editors Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson and has since garnered rave reviews from some of today’s leading authors, editors, and agents. Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz praises, “Beautiful, compelling, irresistible: Slice will knock you right out. In the best way possible.” At the core, Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for articles and interviews from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. Along with these pieces, we publish fiction and poetry that isn’t bound by the theme—we simply look for works by writers who promise to become tomorrow’s literary legends.

Slice has had tremendous success, with a steadily growing circulation, from the local literary community to readers worldwide. The magazine is published twice each year, in March and September. We have published interviews with bestselling and prize-winning authors including Salman Rushdie, Elizabeth Strout, Kathryn Stockett, Tana French, Lisa See, Paul Auster, Jonathan Lethem, and A. J. Jacobs, among many others. The magazine is run by two book editors at major publishing houses (Penguin and the Hachette Book Group), along with a team of publishing professionals. Many of our first-time authors have connected with agents and then landed book deals as a result of being published in the magazine.

Our Team

Creative Director/      


Celia Blue Johnson

Business Director/ 


Maria Gagliano


Beth Blachman

Art Director

Jennifer K. Beal Davis

Associate Art Director

Matt Davis

Production Manager

Sean Doyle

Poetry Editor

Tom Haushalter

Nonfiction Editor

Christopher Locke

Associate Editor

Ian Ruder

Social Media Associate

Eleni Demetriou

Board of Directors

Matthew Lansburgh
David Liatti
Susan Richman
Kimberly Thompson
Shane Welch
Adrian Zackheim


Maggie Beauvais

Matt Daddona

Kori Davis

Eleni Demetriou

Dave Essinger

Courtney Gillette

Lyndsay Hall

Courtney Maum

Sharona Moskowitz

Jackie Reitzes

Rachael Rogers

Caroline Shepard

Natalie Rose

Peter Swegart

Marie-Helene Westgate

Michele Zimmerman

Copy editors/Proofreaders

Daniel Avant

Eve Blachman

Robyn Gertner Doyno

Angie Hughes

Nikki Van Noy