We’ll be the first to admit it: we’ve made countless mistakes. The life of Slice is, in a way, of our mistakes. Errors that made it to print. Pieces that appeared without the final sentence (see Tim Mucci’s Cold Stars on page 53). Incredible stories that slipped through our fingers for one reason or another. And we’d be lying if we didn’t say that we regret many of these slip-ups. We do.
No one wants to make a mistake, particularly in a magazine, where, unlike a website, it can’t be changed with the click of a button. With each issue, we can list a handful of errors that were introduced. They range from slightly stressful to freak-out inducing. Some were caught in time; others made it to the printer. The trick is to own those mistakes and regrets. Many of our biggest blunders have also been catalysts for growth and change.
In this issue, we’re celebrating mistakes and regrets that, like words on a printed page, can’t be erased. Award-winning and bestselling authors will talk about mistakes they’ve made that still cause them to cringe. You’ll be introduced to new poets and writers whose interpretations of the theme are nothing short of brilliant. Issue 11 is a bundle of misadventures, mishaps, and setbacks, and we wouldn’t give up a single one.