The Slag Review: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | August 11, 2016

The Slag Review is a new print and online journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and art, bravely exploring the perils and triumphs of the creative process. The creators of The Slag Review are metallurgists, artists engaged in the science of metal crafting, which they see as a metaphor for the transformative process of artistic creation. Their online journal includes a section called, “Pieces of Slag,” where they publish artifacts of the creative process—notes, first drafts, journal entries—signs of the struggle of making art. They ask that each submitting author contribute a piece of slag so that readers can engage with the author’s imperfect process alongside their (so-called) perfect piece.

The Slag Review is published four times a year in print and online. They publish additional online content on a rolling basis. Right now through September 23, they are accepting submissions for their fall print and online issue. They accept submissions for other online content, including “Pieces of Slag,” on an ongoing basis.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Nonfiction authors may submit essays or works of narrative nonfiction, 5,000 words or fewer. Fiction writers may submit short stories or self-contained novel excerpts, 5,000 words or fewer, and pieces of flash fiction, 1,000 words or fewer. Though 5,000 words is the maximum length for all submissions, The Slag Review prefers submissions around 3,000 words. Multiple submissions in all genres are encouraged.

The Slag Review accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.
If you would like to learn more or submit to The Slag Review, please visit their website at https://slagreview.com/submit/