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This issue is dedicated to Leslie Pockell, a brilliant editor and anthologist, who was always an enthusiastic advocate of Slice.

James D. Phelan Award from the San Francisco Founda-

writers

tion for the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, BorderSenses, Indiana Review, Lumina, Ninth Letter, Perihelion, and elsewhere.

DaviD J. Castelan is a tenth-grade student at Bronx Early

Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1983. She has a

College Academy. He participates in the Room to Write

BA in comparative literature from the University of Cali-

program through Learning Leaders. He enjoys learning

fornia, Berkeley. A number of her works have been pub-

about new things.

lished in Perigee, Beginning Literary Magazine, Current Magazine, Pedestal Magazine, Berkeley Poetry Review,

M. Eileen Cronin was awarded a Washington Writing Prize in

Sangam Magazine, and Pezhvak. Furthermore, she is a regular collaborator of Iran-Emrooz, an Iranian political

Short Fiction and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

and cultural journal. She lives in Torino, Italy. She is cur-

Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcom-

rently at work on a novel.

ing in Third Coast, Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. Both of her

Daysi F. Fernandez is a tenth-grade student at Bronx Early

novels were finalists in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner-

College Academy. She participates in the Room to Write

Wisdom competition, and she attended the Community

program through Learning Leaders. She enjoys writing

of Writers at Squaw Valley on scholarship. She’s a clini-

and looks forward to becoming a journalist in her future.

Review, Coe Review, and G.W. Review, as well as the

cal psychologist and an assistant editor for Narrative

C.A.B. Fredericks is the online editor at Slice magazine.

magazine.

Diana Marie Delgado was born in California and grew up in the

He writes about drugs for TheFasterTimes.com, sharks for Nerdist.com, and rock ’n’ roll for whomever will read

San Gabriel Valley. She studied poetry at the University

it. His fiction has been published in Spectrum and Stac-

of California, Riverside, and Columbia University, where

cato. As a native San Franciscan living in Brooklyn, he

she received her MFA. She has won numerous awards

makes salsa that most people find inedibly hot. He has

of support, including a McNamara Travel Grant and the

come to terms with this.

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Slice: Issue 7  

Theme: Villains These stories, spun from the minds of emerging and established writers, will prompt you to look over your shoulder before tu...

Slice: Issue 7  

Theme: Villains These stories, spun from the minds of emerging and established writers, will prompt you to look over your shoulder before tu...

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