Welcome to The Slam,
Cicada® magazine's online arena.

Do you have the wit, the insight, the skill, and the steel-plated ego necessary to stand up before the legions of faceless critics who might happen to read your story or poem on the Web? Are you strong enough to risk being trashed by the masses just for the possibility of winning a few electronic laurels? Then you're just the sort of writer we're looking for.

At The Slam, we want people to submit their poetry and short-short stories so they can receive feedback from readers. Mind you, the Slam is not for the faint of heart. We intend to display all criticism—no matter how brutally honest it may be. You don't have to be a masochist to send us your work . . . but it helps.

So if you've got the nerve to strip your talent (or lack thereof) bare before our visitors, click here for Slammable submissions.

Or if you'd rather check out what others have done and heap praise or scorn upon their efforts, click here to view slammables.