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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom

Sessions with the Editor: Nat. Brut and Bridge

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

Get closer to the literary journals and publishers you admire with this specialized series of seminars. The Sessions with the Editor series offers insight into the featured publisher's aesthetics, archives, how to submit, and the editorial process—straight from the editors! In this informative and generative 3-hour session, featured editors will talk about their journal or press, share their insights, including some of their favorite published pieces. They will also share a writing prompt guided to inspire and get you one step closer to submitting. Please bring your questions about writing, editing, and submitting! These seminars are great for any writer interested in learning more about the editorial process for literary journals and presses, or writers who are actively submitting.

On July 19th, Nat.Brut and Bridge Editor Meghan Lamb will lead this informative session.

Nat. Brut’s (pr. nat broot) principal mission is to showcase the work of writers and artists who have been historically devalued or pigeonholed by art and literary institutions. We publish work that has been buried, ignored, and disappeared from public consciousness. Equally, we seek work that comes from artists’ buried, ignored, and disappeared impulses and practices—the risky, the exploratory, and the potentially ugly.

​BRIDGE is an artistic collective and our registered, 501 (c) 3 Illinois not for profit corporation (“Bridge Art, Nfp”) is a publishing and programming organization.An independent Chicago journal, Bridge began in the early-aughts and published roughly 15 editions, with fiction, poetry, essays and more before transitioning to an exposition production company in 2006. In 2018, with a small, committed core group, we relaunched Bridge as a journal. Our goal is to publish a hardcover guidebook to the interdisciplinary art movement which it seeks to provide, in the tradition of the vanguard pamphlets of previous eras -- from the original Century Guild Hobby Horse of the Pre-Raphaelites to post-Secession journals such as Aubrey Beardsley’s Yellow Book, Tristan Tzara's Litterature magazine & Wyndham Lewis' Blast, to Stieglitz’s Camera Work, Bataille’s Acéphale, Sharp and Béar’s Avalanche, to Ulises Carrión’s Ephemera, and all those in-between. Bridge will be a ""periodical,"" coming out when there's sufficient quality material to merit publication.Today, Bridge as an artistic collective has expanded to over a dozen active core members, each of whom serve as volunteer section editors for the Bridge Journal in the discipline of their expertise, serve on its committees, publish books, stage exhibitions, expositions, public art and interventions. "

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!