Slice Literary

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for thinking of Slice for your poetry or prose. 

The current reading period runs from June 1 - August 1. All submissions during that time will be considered for Issue 20. The theme for this issue is "Corporeal."

We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems).

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 you withdraw the work immediately if it is selected for publication elsewhere. All work should be previously unpublished. Please allow up to three months for us to reply to your submission.

We look forward to reading your work!


On another note, we'll be hosting our 6th annual writers' conference in downtown Brooklyn on September 10 and 11. For more information, visit:

Slice’s sixth annual writers’ conference will draw more than 130+ agents, authors, editors, and publishing pros. It will take place on September 10 and 11, 2016, at St. Francis College, in downtown Brooklyn. Our panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer’s career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer’s professional journey. We invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).