Sling Magazine: Call for Submissions

About Sling:

Sling Magazine was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s book “David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants”, released in 2013. After relocating from Kentucky to New York in pursuit of her creative dreams, Hope Johnson, Creative Director of Sling, attended several readings, interviews, and panels featuring Gladwell. Experiencing multiple failures and set-backs while attempting to find work and community, Johnson began searching for answers.

Connecting Gladwell’s work with her observations, she quickly learned it was the way in which ordinary people “Davids” used their talents to defeat “giants” that determined their success.

Sling was created to share the stories of “Davids” – those who have conquered giants, asking a question Gladwell’s work conjured in Johnson: What’s in Your Sling?

What we want:

Prose: Submit 3 pieces, of no more than 1500 words.

Poetry: Please submit 1 poem, no more than 5 pages in length.

Art / Photography: Please submit no more than 5 high quality photos.

Please send all work in doc. docx. or pdf. formats.

*Sling is a bi-weekly online magazine. Accepted submissions will be notified by email.

For poetry, art, and photography, please email your work to

For prose, send your submissions to

To be considered for the first issue, please send submissions by December 15th!

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