Once a year in the Slag Glass City we put out a special call for submissions on a particular urban-focused theme, in conjunction with our editor’s DePaul Publishing Institute course: Idealists and Happy Fools—The American Literary Magazine. In this class, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students spend an academic quarter exploring the history of the American literary magazine through the study of digital and physical archives. At the end of the term, we spend two lively class sessions choosing work to publish from the special call. Here is the content list of these selections:

Volume 6 – Adapt This City
Pegas, Heather– They Built This City. LOS ANGELES.
Section 9—THE LIVING GRID (in Rant & Remedy).

Volume 5: Cities in Motion
Hunt, Aileen– School Run. DUBLIN.
Section 3—BICYCLES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES (in Essay, Memoir, & Lyric).

Volume 4: Dear City
Huber, Sonya— Dear BridgeportBRIDGEPORT.
Section 11—LETTER FROM ANOTHER CITY (in Rant & Remedy).
Gary, Janice— Bone Island BluesKEY WEST.
Section 11—LETTER FROM ANOTHER CITY (in Rant & Remedy).

Volume 3: Cracks in the Sidewalk
Kalfopoulou, Adrianne—The Parts Don’t Add Up. ATHENS.
Section 12—CONTINUOUS CITY (in Rant & Remedy).
Ellison, J.M.—Please Stand Clear of the Doors. CHICAGO.
Section 12—CONTINUOUS CITY (in Rant & Remedy).

Volume 2: Sing Me a City
Matthews, Sebastian—Gospel. NEW YORK.
Section 3—BICYCLES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES (in Essay, Memoir, & Lyric).

Header photo by EMR.