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 ($250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems).

Slice publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by emerging writers who haven't appeared in previous issues of the magazine. This way, we continue to pave space for brand new voices readers may not have encountered yet.


Our next reading period runs from October 15 - December 15, 2016. All submissions during that time will be considered for Issue 21, which will be released Fall 2017. The theme for that issue is "Panic."

Click here to submit via Submittable, an online submissions manager.

Please note, we are unable to accept any submissions sent to us via email or post. The maximum word count for submissions is 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 All work should be previously unpublished. Please allow up to three months for us to reply to your submission. 

Artwork Submissions

If you'd like to contribute art to Slice, please drop us a line at and include either a link to your online portfolio or a PDF of recent work. 


“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