Submissions

For all submissions, kindly direct emails to submit@slicedbreadmag.com

No more than ONE submission per email. If you submit three poems, you should send them in three separate emails. We do not accept compilations of works or consolidated word documents. Each work must be in its own file in its own email.

The subject of your email must follow this format: TYPE (art, writing, or serial), TITLE, LAST NAME. For example, "ART, BREAD: UNBAKED, FOCACCIA" or "WRITING, THE OVEN IN THE SKY, ROTI."

Review Process Details

The staff of Sliced Bread receives a high volume of submissions on a rolling basis. We convene and review pieces based on their order of submission weekly. After coming to a decision, we contact the author or artist through e-mail and inform them of our decision. Submitted work may be accepted or declined for publication.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please direct an e-mail to editors@slicedbreadmag.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Words

  • We do not accept more than 5 submissions from a single author. One piece = one submission. Submit only your best work. We do not review entire portfolios of work.

  • Written Submissions should be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format or in rich-text format (RTF).

  • Submissions must not exceed 16-pages double-spaced in length. Please do not use weirdly formatted margins or minuscule text sizes. If it's smaller than 12 point, then we won't read it. If it's over 16 pages, please submit to our serial instead (see below).

Please include in your e-mail the following:

  1. Your first and last name

  2. Your desired published name

  3. Your affiliation with the University of Chicago (if you are unaffiliated, you may not submit to Sliced Bread)

  4. How you heard about Sliced Bread

  5. If accepted into our magazine, do you allow permission for us to use your piece in publicity, such as our weekly Facebook "Bits from the Breadbox?" 

  6. If accepted into our magazine, would you be interested in your piece being read aloud by you or another person for our podcast?

  7. The title of your submission

  8. A short explanation of your submission (because we don't want to misjudge your metaphors!)


Images

  • We will not accept more than 7 submissions from a single artist.

  • Art submissions must be submitted in a .TIFF

  • All submission images should be at least 300 dpi resolution. We will not accept anything lower than 300 dpi. If the file is too large to attach to the email, just upload it to a Google drive and share it with us with a link in your email.

  • Please submit one gray-scale and one color version of your image, unless you wish it only be accepted in one format or the other.

If any of these conditions are not met your piece will not be reviewed. We will contact you and let you know, but we take these requirements very seriously.

Please include in your e-mail the following:

  1. Your first and last name

  2. Your desired published name

  3. Your affiliation with the University of Chicago (if you are unaffiliated, you may not submit to Sliced Bread)

  4. How you heard about Sliced Bread

  5. If accepted into our magazine, do you allow permission for us to use your piece in publicity, such as our weekly Facebook "Bits from the Breadbox?" 

  6. The title of your submission

  7. A short explanation of your submission (because we don't want to misjudge your perspective!)

  8. The medium of your submission and the original dimensions. If photography, please provide us with the type of film (if digital, then just say digital), the make of the camera, and any special lenses that you may be using

  9. The resolution of the image


Digital Serials

  • We do not accept more than 3 submissions from a single author. One piece = one submission. Submit only your best work. We do not review entire portfolios of work

  • Written Submissions should be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format or in rich-text format (RTF).

  • Double-spaced, no weird fonts unless they're integral to your story.

Please include in your e-mail the following:

  1. Your first and last name

  2. Your desired published name

  3. Your affiliation with the University of Chicago (if you are unaffiliated, you may not submit to Sliced Bread)

  4. How you heard about Sliced Bread

  5. If accepted into our magazine, do you allow permission for us to use your piece in publicity, such as our weekly Facebook "Bits from the Breadbox?" 

  6. The title of your submission

  7. A short explanation of your submission (because we don't want to misjudge your metaphors!)