About Us


The Slag Review is a small, confused group of creators invested in the process of expression through art, fully understanding that it may be a long and dangerous one. In this way, we hope to create a haven for talented voices in all ranges of experience.

We have a particular interest in metallurgy, partly because the transformative process relates directly to the artistic process, and partly because it’s not that difficult to make a forge out of a coffee can. We may or may not have been endangering ourselves in that way for some time now. We do not ask that you do the same, simply that you take on challenges and artistic expression with the same courage.

One of our greatest goals is to create a conversation about art as a never-finished product. Where did the inspiration come from? What got left behind? What surprised you along the way? Where else can it go? We want our contributors to be leading the charge with their Pieces of Slag, where they share stories, drafts, and anything else to explain their process of creation. In our own lives and as a journal we are a little off-kilter, and the work we accept will reflect that.

Are you a writer? An artist? A colony of bees gifted with sentience?

We’d love to hear from you, so:


For a little bit more about us, watch this video, filmed right after we published Issue 4 and were getting ready for our anniversary:



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