Bridging the gap between emerging writers and the publishing world.

SLICE, a New York-based literary nonprofit, was launched in 2007 by book editors Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson and has since garnered rave reviews from some of today’s leading authors, editors, and agents. At the core, Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging writers and the publishing world and, in the process, to spark conversations you might not otherwise hear. In each issue of our semi-annual literary magazine, 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 also explore the craft and the business of writing.

Once a year, SLICE hosts a writers’ conference in downtown Brooklyn. You can learn more about our conference here.

Slice has had tremendous success, with a steadily growing circulation, from the local literary community to readers worldwide. The magazine is published twice each year, in the spring and the fall. We have published interviews with bestselling and prize-winning authors including Salman Rushdie, Elizabeth Strout, Kathryn Stockett, Tana French, Lisa See, Paul Auster, Jonathan Lethem, and A. J. Jacobs, among many others. The magazine is run by two book editors at major publishing houses (Penguin and the Hachette Book Group), along with a team of publishing professionals. Many of our first-time authors have connected with agents and then landed book deals as a result of being published in the magazine.

You can purchase a copy of Slice online, here. Slice is also available at select Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and independent bookstores throughout the U.S., and at Chapters and Indigo in Canada.



Creative Director / Fiction Editor

Celia Blue Johnson

Business Director / Nonfiction Editor

Maria Gagliano


Beth Blachman

Art Director

Jennifer K. Beal Davis

Associate Art Director

Matt Davis

Poetry Editor

Tom Haushalter

Associate Nonfiction Editor & Social Media Associate

Marae Hart

Associate Fiction Editor

Randy Brown Winston

Associate Poetry Editor

Courtney Faye Taylor

Board of Directors

Sarah Bowlin

Matthew Lansburgh

Kimberly Thompson

Shane Welch

Adrian Zackheim

Renée Zuckerbrot

Copyeditors / Proofreaders

Daniel Avant

Eve Blachman

Vanessa Christensen

Angie Hughes


Keren Alshanetsky

Noah Burton

Matthew Daddona

Eleni Demetriou

Dave Essinger

Christianna Fritz

Elizabeth Mae Harding

Ian King

Olga Kreimer

Liz Mathews

Roshani Moorjani

Casey Nichols

Grace Oluseyi

Kate Pigott

Jackie Reitzes

Whitney Curry Wimbish

Michele Zimmerman