Spring 2021

After a busy fall releasing our 15th edition, decking out our staff with beanies, and a relaxing seven-week winter break, we are getting back into the swing of things. Trudging through the cold, reading through the submissions for the 16th edition. Another big thanks to Brian Holderman for our cover for 15 – check out more of his work here.

Fall 2020

Our brains are on fire as we start the Fall 2020 semester🔥🔥 We are looking forward to an interesting semester as well as the EPIC release of the 15th issue of SLAB in October, so to celebrate, here’s another sneak peek at the cover of SLAB 15! Big thanks to artist Brian Holderman for the artwork– check out more of his work here: https://triblive.com/local/Pittsburgh-Allegheny/Pittsburgh-artists-digital-illustrations-installed-at-the-terminal-in-the-strip/

2019 Poetry Contest Winners!

INTRODUCING, THIS YEARS CURRY POETRY CONTEST WINNER AND RUNNER UP, PETER PATAPIS AND TIM BARZDITIS! WINNER: PETER PATAPIS RUNNER UP: TIM BARZDITIS BIO: My name is Tim Barzditis (27), and I’ve spent most of life in and around Virginia. Fredericksburg’s where I call home. I’m currently finishing up my MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University, which is in Fairfax, VA. I’m also teaching a couple of undergrad courses at GMU, mostly intro to Read more…

Interviews with Curry Poetry Contest Winner and Runner-Up

We thought you might like to get to know our Curry Poetry Contest winner, Lucian Mattison, and runner-up, Mary Liza Hartong, so we reached out to them to discuss what inspired their prize-winning poems. We hope that their influences and passion for writing will in turn inspire our readers to become our next contest winners. Interview with Contest Winner Lucian Mattison Winner: Lucian Mattison, for his poem “Yet” SLAB: What influenced your poem that was Read more…

Staff Report from AWP 2018

Three undergraduate SLAB staff members attended AWP in Tampa this year: Managing Editors Danielle McDermott and Jess Holzapfel, and Assistant Managing Editor Jenna Moses. In addition to working at the SLAB bookfair booth, they attended several panels. Here are their takes on a few favorites. Creatures from the Black Lagoon: Feminist Writing from the Deep South of Florida Jess: This panel was interesting in the fact that it centered around a writer’s ties to a geographic Read more…

Issue 13 Release Party

This Wednesday, April 4th 2018 at Alumni House – 7:30PM – Slippery Rock University Kerry Neville will read from her new fiction collection, Remember to Forget Me. Plus pick up new issues of SLAB, The Roxy, and RSP (and as always, free admission & free delicious cake) Sponsored by the SRU English Department

AWP 2018

SLAB is excited to be attending the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference, and we cannot wait to meet our former and future contributors! March 7-10, the SLAB Staff will be in Tampa, Florida with a booth set up at the AWP bookfair. We’ll be at booth #1705 with lots of goodies to share. We’ll be selling SLAB T-shirts, keychains, buttons, our current issue #12, back issues, and Vend-o-Rama boxes. If you are a Read more…

SLAB 2018 Poetry Contest Winners

Welcome to our new official blog for all things SLAB! This is our newest way to keep our readers up to date on what SLAB has going on. As another SLAB poetry contest has come to an end, the SLAB staff is excited to announce this year’s winner, Lucian Mattison for his poem “Yet” and runner-up, Mary Liza Hartong for her poem “Ruby Slippery.” Our judge for the Curry Poetry Contest this year was Lori Jakiela. Both Read more…