Submitting to Slice
Slice magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We're looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off. We're not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction. The best way to get a sense of Slice's content is to read the magazine. You can subscribe here. 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. We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($100 for stories and essays and $25 for poems).
We're currently closed to submissions. Our next reading period, for Issue 14 (Spring/Summer '14), will run from June 1 - August 1. The theme for this issue is "Escape." We are unable to accept any submissions sent to us via email or post. Please only submit pieces that do not exceed 5,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as we're notified immediately if the work is selected for publication elsewhere. All work should be previously unpublished. Allow two to three months for us to reply to your submission.
“Slice is among the golden few of modern literary publications, not only because of its fiction, poetry, interviews, and articles, but because it’s simply the one everyone is talking about.”
- Simon Van Booy, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and author of The Secret Lives of People in Love