Our "Read All About It" series will look at different student publications on campus that showcase the diversity and talent of our campus.
Title: Sliced Bread Magazine
Established in: 2007
Editors-in-Chief: Jasmine Mithani, Sophia Chun, John Lutz, Sara Maillacheruvu, Parker Chusid, and Tatiana Goderstad
Headquarters: There are three key locations: a room in Harper for weekly meetings, Crerar for laying out submissions on InDesign to send to the publisher, and Harper Cafe for editors’ meetings
Craziest/ most memorable submission: The comic called “iMessage.” It’s featured in this article and can be found in Sliced Bread’s next issue, which will be released O-Week.
How to get involved: Apply the first few weeks of Autumn Quarter at slicedbreadmag.com
Where to find it on campus: Student cafes, campus libraries, and on their website
Sliced Bread’s name is actually indicative of its purpose–the literary magazine attempts to give a slice of everything produced on UChicago’s campus. This “creative outlet,” as editor and third-year Sara Maillacheruvu calls it, is meant to provide campus community members the opportunity to express themselves and show off meaningful and sometimes very personal works of art. The magazine accepts just about anything for submissions: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, drawings, paintings, and even sculptures or CGI.
“At a school that can be as challenging as UChicago, I think [a creative outlet] is necessary: you can get bogged down with essays and exams, and art offers such a powerful escape,” says Maillacheruvu.
None of the original editors could have imagined how popular such an outlet would become when they started the magazine in 2007. Although the magazine was originally only released once a year, in 2014, they switched to publishing biannually to account for the large volume of submissions.