The Responsible Future

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.

We bring together work that is serious and humorous, formal and experimental, by artists and writers who are trained and untrained, emerging and established. The work that we publish is intentionally representative of different identities, perspectives, and experiences. We believe in the power of presenting all of these voices in proximity.

Formerly a biannual magazine, we now release one online issue a year and hold free submissions during the spring. Once a year, we hold free submissions for our folios.

Starting in 2021, Nat. Brut, which is 100% volunteer-run, will begin paying our contributors a small honorarium. We are excited to take the first steps toward a paid model.

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Nat. Brut is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Donations must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For general inquiries, please reach us at

Nat. Brut is a proud winner of a 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize.


Editor-in-Chief & Art Director

Kayla E.

Managing Editors

Serena Solin

Tony Wei Ling

Laura Bullard


Soli Shin

Naima Yael Tokunow

Alana Solin

Kris Bernard

Ashira Shirali

Blake Planty

Stephanie Sánchez

Lira Samanta

Poetry Editor

Jennifer Soong

Nonfiction Editor

Meghan Lamb

Fiction Editor

Diamond Forde

Art Editors

Xime Izquierdo Ugaz

Martha Newbigging


Pam Flores-Lowry

MB Schaffner

Alina Fortunato

Eli Tomaszewski

Valeria Sosa Garnica

Social Media Manager

Lira Samanta

Board of Directors

President & Executive Director

Kayla E.

Secretary & Treasurer

Tyler Richard

Board Director

Koa Beck

Board Director

Julie Ann Horvath


Board Director

Anna Ploegh