interview

Authors in Conversation: Melissa Febos and Garth Greenwell

“I think the next four years are going to be dangerous; they’re going to require vigilance and solidarity; maybe even more, they’re going to require generosity and imagination. It’s those last things that I fear are scarcest in our political culture right now.” –Garth Greenwell

“I have tried like hell to be true to both my profound empathic instinct and my fighter instinct. In this terrifying moment, all I can do is redouble my commitment to both of those inner truths. I will fight like hell, and I won’t squash my empathy in order to do so.” –Melissa Febos

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interview

A Sneak Peek at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference: An Interview with literary agent Monica Odom, by Jackie DiCaro

“No matter the genre or category, it’s not easy to innovate in a hits-driven industry, especially when books are bought and sold on the idea that they are similar to other books that have performed well.”
-Monica Odom

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podcast

A Chat With Chris Offutt

In this episode, nonfiction editor Christopher Locke discusses why he nominated Chris Offutt’s essay “At Last, Sex” (Issue 17) for the Pushcart Prize, and then Offutt reads his essay.

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ISSUES



upcoming event


ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017 CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN

VISIT WWW.SLICELITCON.ORG FOR FULL INFO.

Our panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, po-etry, 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).

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mission

Slice was built by two book editors who wanted to champion new voices.

We’d seen firsthand how difficult it is for emerging writers to break into the publishing world. So we decided to create a space where new voices were just as important as famous voices, a space where those two groups would strike up all sorts of conversations. We invited people from the publishing industry to join in, too.

Sure, we are publishers. But perhaps even more than that, we are connectors. We want to see what happens when two renowned writers sit down and talk about the creative process. We want to give emerging writers the opportunity to ask editors what it’s really like behind the scenes. We want readers to witness the conversational spark that flies when a story by a beloved voice appears alongside one they’ve never heard before. We want to cross borders, to hear diverse voices from the U.S. and around the globe, and to bring them together, whether it’s on a panel at our annual conference or in the pages of our semi-annual magazine. And, dear readers, we want to talk to you.

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