SUBMITTING TO SLICESLICE magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We’re looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share, and we are particularly enthusiastic about championing emerging voices. 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, interviews, stories, and poetry from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. We offer all contributors of SLICE a monetary award for their work ($400 for stories and essays, $150 for flash fiction pieces, and $100 for poems).
GUIDELINESOur reading period is currently open and runs from October 1 – December 1, 2019. We will be considering work for Issue 26: Persistence, which will be released fall 2020.
We look for work that plays off the theme, particularly in unexpected ways.
Click here during the reading periods 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. You may submit up to: 5 poems, 2 stories, 5 flash fiction pieces, and 2 essays. 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 All work should be previously unpublished.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 four months after the end of the reading period for us to reply to your submission.