Nat. Brut (pr. nat broot) is a journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing inclusivity in all creative fields. Our magazine is a broadly interdisciplinary safe space that values marginalized voices and we promote environmental sustainability in both form and content.
We release online issues in the fall and hold free submissions during the spring. Once a year we hold free submissions for our folios.
Please note that Nat. Brut does not have the resources to pay our staff or contributors at this time. We very much hope this changes in the future.
WHAT IS NAT. BRUT
Nat. Brut is a future defined by responsible art-making. We like work that takes risks, responds to mainstream consumption and tradition, is quirky, is subversive, is sublime, is human. We are a home for the playful and for the unruly. We are against propriety, its echo of property, of ownership, of control over who does what, when, and where. Nat. Brut wants to make you uncomfortable. We want to make you uncomfortable with the uniformity of perspectives you encounter in mainstream magazines. We want to make you uncomfortable with the uniformity of perspectives you encounter in the world. As we make you uncomfortable, we also want to make you feel safe. Nat. Brut is play, a mode of generosity, a type of love. At the center of our efforts is an acute awareness of the consequences of our physical and cultural output. We know that all creative mediums inform one another, and we do not value one creative medium over any other. Nat. Brut is outside of what's in.
HOW WE NAT. BRUT
Nat. Brut is broadly interdisciplinary, with a heavy focus on accessibility. We also have a deep fascination with found photos and the public domain. Visibility matters, and we value creative work that has been buried, ignored, or has disappeared from public consciousness. We bring together work that is both serious and humorous, formal and experimental, by artists and writers who are trained and untrained, emerging and established. We aim to make this work accessible to people of all social, economic, and academic backgrounds. And we aim to do all this without committing the pervasive injustice of prioritizing, consciously or otherwise, cis-het-white-able-male voices and narratives. There's really no other option for us; it's just the way we operate. When we're able to print content, we do so sustainably by using recycled paper and materials, soy inks, and responsible production practices.
Editor-in-Chief & Art Director
Managing Editor & Fiction Editor
TONY WEI LING
Fiction Reader & Social Media Manager
Visual Art Editor
XIMENA IZQUIERDO UGAZ
VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER
Nat. Brut Inc. was founded as a non-profit in the state of Texas by Kayla E., Axel Severs, & Tyler Richard during the summer of 2014.
Nat. Brut magazine was founded in the summer of 2012 by Anna Ploegh & Andrew Ridker. Hayden Bennet served as Deputy Editor and Michael Segel was the Designer.
DO YOU LOVE NAT. BRUT?
If you enjoy Nat. Brut and consider yourself a reader of the magazine, please consider donating to us! We are a fledgling non-profit on a shoe-string budget, and our staff is 100% volunteer (all of us!). Every dollar you give goes directly back into the operations of the magazine. Consider giving today!