SLAB is a university-based literary magazine created, edited, and staffed by undergraduates at Slippery Rock University. The journal was founded in 2005 by Dr. Danette DiMarco and Dr. Mark O’Connor.

We seek on-the-cusp poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and text-based graphic art. We do not publish religious or children’s stories. The best way to see what we publish is to view content of our past issues in our archives (coming soon). SLAB not only functions as an undergraduate organization, but has a national presence as well; in 2012 it was awarded the National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Students who are involved in SLAB have the opportunity to develop themselves as leaders, gain valuable experience in editing, attend national conferences and in some instances, to work with famous authors.