“Beautiful, compelling, irresistible: Slice will knock you right out. In the best way possible.”

— Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz

Maria Gagliano & Celia Johnson, Co-Founders, Co-Publishers

Slice magazine

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Slice Literary, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping new writers have their voices heard. Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson launched Slice in 2007 with a semi-annual literary magazine and have since garnered rave reviews from some of today’s leading authors, editors, and agents. At the core, we aim to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. We’ve had tremendous success with the magazine, with a growing circulation, from the local literary community to readers worldwide. We have published interviews with bestselling and prize-winning authors from Paul Auster, Jonathan Lethem, and Joshua Ferris, to Salman Rushdie, Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Strout, and Kathryn Stockett, among many others. Slice has gained a devoted following of bookworms throughout the city. Our events have been covered everywhere from the New Yorker and TimeOut New York to Poets & Writers and Brooklyn Based. As Slice continues to thrive, we’ve taken its mission off the page with readings, literary parties, workshops, and other events in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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