Slag Glass City publishes continuously from October through June.

We seek new, original, nonfiction literature and art from, by, and about cities, human experience in urban environments, urban sustainability, and what does and does not makes cities livable.

We are open to all interpretations for our mission. 

We accept general submissions on a rolling basis, from October 15-May 15. 

We would love to consider:

—Lyric, essayistic, reportorial, narrative, and/or hybrid nonfiction  prose; between 500 and 5000 words is usual, but we will consider any  length if the work fits our mission;

 —Video and audio essays up to five minutes in length;

 —Photo essays (with or without prose) of up to 15 images. [Please email us if your media submission is too large for the submission manager];

—Other visual, digital, audio, or literary forms.

SLAG GLASS CITY is a part of the Publishing Institute of the DePaul University Department of English and MFA/MA in Writing and Publishing Program. DePaul is a nonprofit Vincentian institution with service to the city as a part of its mission. Our online and print publications are free of charge and distributed widely. We are unable to pay contributors, but artists retain all rights, we promote widely, and all work published stays “in-print” online.

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Slag Glass City