You have 24 hours to contribute to the very first (zero) issue of 48 Hour Magazine. The manifesto of the guys standing behind the crazy project is simple and yet innovative for the market and traditions of print and web: “No long commitments. No pitches. No grinding editing process. You make good stuff fast; we publish it with other good stuff.”

Here’s how it works: Issue Zero begins May 7th. The team will unveil a theme and you’ll have 24 hours to produce and submit your work. The crew will then 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. Organizers promise it will be insane. Better yet, it might even work.

I am definitely going to participate. Are you?

The topic of Issue Zero is: HUSTLE

Hustle is where the quick-witted trickster meets the Protestant work ethic. It’s virtuous labor and the con artist’s graceful swindle. It praises the ratty and rough morality of making money, and the glory of giving it all you’ve got.

Hustle is the aging athlete who replaces ability with sweat equity. The reporter who beats the world to break a story. The entrepreneur living on credit cards and couches. It was also a popular folk dance in America at the end of the 2nd millennium.

Contribute here:

The 48 Hour Magazine is:

Heather Champ
Dylan Fareed
Mathew Honan
Alexis Madrigal
Derek Powazek
Sarah Rich

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