Become a Member

Slice members are part of a community that believes emerging writers are critical to our cultural conversation. We are united by our love for storytelling and our fierce passion for nurturing unheard voices.

Slice bridges the gap between emerging writers and the publishing world.

Slice was founded by two book editors who wanted to give emerging writers the chance to break into the publishing world. To do that, we invited everyone into the same space. On the page and off the page, at Slice we forge connections between agents, editors, acclaimed writers, and new voices. You’re invited to join in, too.

Our members are at the heart of our community. You are readers, writers, and publishing professionals. You are here to talk, to connect, to learn, to discover. And by helping to fund our programs, you play an active role in nurturing the next generation of storytellers.

If you’re a reader, join Slice because you’ll have the chance to see how books and magazines come to life, by listening to and talking with the people who make them.

If you’re a writer, join Slice because you’ll learn about the business and the art of publishing, from the very people who are behind the scenes; and because you’ll forge new connections with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

If you’re a publishing professional, join Slice to discover and support emerging voices, to find out what your literary peers are up to, and to become part of the conversation.

If you’d like to do more to support Slice, become a Literary Luminary or a Bookworm Benefactor. At these levels, you will provide students in need with the opportunity to attend our annual writers’ conference, an event that draws 120+ leading writers and publishing professionals who are eager to help new voices take the next step in their careers.

Membership Benefits

Ravenous Reader | $75

Two-year print and e-book subscription to Slice magazine (4 issues total).

10% discount on enrollment to the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference.

Book lover’s 12 oz ceramic travel mug.

Invitation to a members-only happy hour in Brooklyn during the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference weekend.

Subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter featuring Slice’s “Behind the Book” video series, members-only event announcements, and giveaways. “Behind the Book” interviews offer an exclusive look at how the year’s most beloved books were made. We bring viewers into the publishers’ office to chat with editors, literary agents, designers, and authors about how a book evolves from the writer’s desk to the bookstore shelf.


Creative Cohort | $150

All Ravenous Reader benefits.

Opportunities to sign up for quarterly online craft and publishing workshops. Slice offers four members-only online workshops throughout the year:

+ A fiction and a nonfiction craft workshop, each taught by book editors at major publishing houses.

+ Query letter bootcamp with a renowned literary agent.

+ Agent pitch sessions, where members can pitch their work to up to 10 literary agents.

Access to quarterly online chat sessions with literary agents, authors, editors, and publishing professionals.

Ambitious Author | $250

All Creative Cohort benefits.

Two-year print and e-book subscription to Slice magazine for a friend, or a gift subscription in your name to your favorite school or library.

Remote video access to panels at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference.

Perennial Patron | $500

All Ambitious Author benefits.

Acknowledgment in one issue of Slice

A lifetime print and e-book subscription to Slice

Literary Luminary | $1,000

All Perennial Patron benefits.

Recognition in print and online as the sponsor of a Slice Literary Writers’ Conference student scholarship.

Bookworm Benefactor | $2,500

All Perennial Patron benefits.

Recognition in print and online as the sponsor of 5 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference student scholarships.