How would you like to contribute to a magazine that aims to go from concept to completion in 48 hours? You would join a cadre of photographers, journalists, illustrators, and editors who want to combine the efficiencies of the web with the permanence of ink . In only twice the time it takes Jack Bauer to thwart a terrorist plot to kill the president, you would put your stamp on a publication that looks to prove that print can be nimble. It’s an experiment in using new tools to erase old media’s limits.
If what you write meets the standards of 48 Hour’s editorial staff, your words will appear next to articles from journalists of publications like Rolling Stone, Wired, and Gizmodo. To make the magazine even more unique, the entire production process will be streamed online. 48 Hour Magazine’s website explains just how the publication will function:
Issue Zero begins May 7th. We’ll unveil a theme and you’ll have 24 hours to produce and submit your work. We’ll take the next 24 to snip, mash and gild it. The end results will be a shiny website and a beautiful glossy paper magazine, delivered right to your old-fashioned mailbox. We promise it will be insane. Better yet, it might even work. Writers and artists from some of your favorite publications like Rolling Stone, Wired, Dwell, Gizmodo, GOOD, Lapham’s Quarterly, HiLoBrow, Fray, Paleofuture, and The Rumpus have already signed up. Mainly because we promise that this thing will be fun. No long commitments. No pitches. No grinding editing process. You make good stuff fast; we publish it with other good stuff.