Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Novel Slices only publishes novel excerpts. Each issue contains the 5 winners of our latest contest, giving our readers an exclusive insight into the best new writing out there.
Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
We only accept contest entries. The web address below is for our contests which run January-February, May-June, and September-October.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 3 months
Our novel excerpt contests run January-February, May-June, and September-October.
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
8.5 inches - 11.5 inches
Average Number Of Pages
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I was tired of seeing very few publications accept novel excerpts -- and even these either forced the excerpts into the form of a short story or the excerpts came from already-published novels. That is how Novel Slices came into being.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We are very new and have only two editors at this time. Look for application announcements soon for more manuscript readers.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Bio and general cover letter are fine.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Only contests entries.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Compelling narrative, all genres welcome, well-developed characters and clean, evocative language.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Our contests are statistically an excellent chance, as we have 5 winners instead of the usual 1. We are also the only publication focusing solely on novel excerpts, and they feel like real pieces of novels, not excerpts crammed into story form.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
We've had many submissions from writers with multiple published novels, but these rarely if ever win -- we are much more focused on new writers.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Literary agents and small press editors. We love readers who want to see excerpts from exciting new novels but our ultimate goal is to help get novel manuscripts published.