Publisher's description: Slag Glass City is an international journal of the urban essay arts; we publish nonfiction about cities. We are interested in nonfiction prose, as well as visual and media work, that tells stories and asks questions about the life and environment of cities, large and small. We publish continuously on the web, posting something new every month, September through June, when the regular academic quarters of our host—The Publishing Institute at Chicago’s DePaul University—are in session. We reprint select works annually in our mini-print edition, curated by DePaul writing and publishing students, entitled Slag Glass City Miniatures: Big Cities/Little Books.
The streets of the Slag Glass City are paved with essays, memoirs, and artworks that: examine urban damage, interrogate infrastructures, value racial justice and queerness, consider social class, reinvent form, and honor the pursuit of urban pleasure, beauty, and joy. We promote original nonfiction literature and art that addresses: the space of cities; greenwashing in cities; climate change in cities; transit in cities; youth and aging in cities; gentrification in cities; danger and safety in cities; race, class, sexuality, and gender in cities; art-making in cities; alternative cities; imaginary cities; hating and loving cities; what we’ve not yet thought about cities. We mean to stir up conversation about cities worldwide.
The forms published in the Slag Glass City include nonfiction prose, graphic memoir, video, audio, soundscape, photography, painting, mixed media, and multidisciplinary forms of the essay arts.