Editorial internship positions with Slag Glass City, The DePaul English Department’s incredible urban nonfiction lit mag, are now available. Contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) if you’re selected and he will set up internship credit for Winter Quarter.
From Slag Glass City:
Slag Glass City is a magazine of the urban essay arts. We are a creative nonfiction and multidisciplinary media journal engaged with sustainability, identity, and art in urban environments. Our area of concern is the livable city, but our interpretation of this language, more familiar to urban planners, geographers, and city theorists than to artists, is multifaceted. We are interested in post-industrial greening of urban spaces—from rooftop gardens to elevated bike trails to vertical farms—but we are equally enthralled by interrogative art and performance that values social justice and queerness, reinvents form, and honors the green human need to pursue pleasure, beauty, and joy.
Slag Glass City publishes continuously on the web—posting something new every month or so with plans to update more frequently soon—as well an annually in miniature print form. We publish (or hope to publish) all shapes and disciplines of nonfiction arts, including: stories, reportage, essays, lyrics, photographs, visual arts, film and video, digital and audio works, performance, and new web-friendly forms we’ve yet to imagine.
Editorial interns in the Slag Glass City will assist with submission deliberation, correspondence, light editing and proofreading, submission solicitation, social media and book festival promotion, web site updating, digital prep for the Winter magazine class editorial board, as well as undertake other administrative tasks.
Slag Glass City requests a commitment of 10-20 flexible hours a week from September through December. Hours vary and will require some work time in the DePaul English Department offices. The internship is unpaid.
To apply, please send Professor Barrie Borich, firstname.lastname@example.org, an email describing your interest and experience.
DPU Professor and Editor of the journal Slag Glass City Barrie Jean Borich invites all to a panel that brings together members of multiple departments for a conversation about Making in Chicago. The event will explore the question of creating in our city as readers across Chicago dig into this year’s One Book, One Chicago selection – Thomas Dyja’s The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream.
The panel will take place Monday, February 22nd, 2016 from 6-8pm at the DePaul Art Museum.
Slag Glass City INVITES all Chicagoans to
Write ON Chicago/ HERE is WHERE
on Sunday 7 June. Drop in between Noon and 4:00 PM at
THE COMFORT STATION in Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave.
Write ON Chicago is a free pop-up creative writing event inviting you to document your Chicago-based memories by completing the phrase “HERE is where________.”
Participants will write their mini-memoirs on sticky notes and affix them to one of our large city maps, helping us create a living portrait of this city of memory, reinvention, and dream.
HERE is where you received a life-changing phone call.
HERE is where you lost your way on an unfamiliar street.
HERE is where you made your life better, or worse.
HERE is where you proposed to your beloved.
HERE is where you entered or exited the train.
HERE is where you cleaned up a mess and made yourself at home.
• ACCORDION MUSIC by Chicago theater artist Ruth Margraff.
• READINGS of brand new flash memoirs by Chicago writing students, on the topic of BECOMING.
• RECITATIONS of moments of wonder from CLASSIC CHICAGO LITERATURE.
• Free Chicago-made CANDY and Chicago-made LITERARY MAGAZINES.
AVAILABLE at this event for the FIRST TIME EVER is the premier publication in our new print series Slag Glass City Miniatures: Big Cities. Little Books. This first edition is called IT IS NOT WASTE ALL THIS (after the title of an essay in the compilation by Chicago author Kathleen Rooney). The book is itty, bitty, and pretty. Come get yours!
Write ON Chicago urges us to consider the vital role city spaces play in our lives—open or dense, green or concrete, struggling or thriving, and everything in-between. By humanizing the city map with our stories, we hope to reveal ways our city might at once persevere and be remade.
THE COMFORT STATION—an historic municipal building re-purposed as an art gallery and performance space—is located right off Logan Square and easily accessible from the #74 Fullerton bus, the #76 Diversey bus, and the #56 Milwaukee bus, as well as the Logan Square Blue Line stop, and the event is happening during the weekly farmer’s market on Logan Boulevard.
Support for this event comes from the DePaul University Department of English and the DePaul Humanities Center.
Professor Barrie Jean Borich seeks student interns to help run the digital nonfiction art journal Slag Glass City. Work includes broad social media management, as well as web site maintenance, submission screening and deliberation, correspondence, research, proofreading, events planning, and other tasks as they develop.
The ideal intern for this project has editorial background or coursework (such as past or current work with Crook & Folly and/or enrollment in The American Literary Magazine course at DePaul), is flexible, patient, and willing to roll with the surprise and disorganization of an always-changing creative endeavor, and on board with the editorial vision of a nonfiction journal dedicated to literary, visual, and media works with broadly defined urban sustainability themes. Flexible hours.
Interested grads or undergrads should email Professor Borich (email@example.com) a brief letter outlining interest and experience.