It’s Up: The 48 Hour Magazine


It’s up. At noon today, after precisely 48 hours of frenzied writing, organizing, editing, copy-editing, layout sleeping, and God knows what else, the second annual 48 hour magazine project drew to a close. The magazine’s writing, artwork, video, and design (both online and in print) was entirely produced by a team of Wesleyan students. The theme is Inside Out, and the magazine is available online now (check it here) and in print around campus in the near future.

Here’s a note from the editors:

John Henry died with a hammer in his hand fighting machines. We used them to make a magazine that peers into the unseen spaces of the world around us: dreams, pubes, municipal charities, buildings, entrails, and the human heart. We spewed our innards, like the belchings of Vesuvius, for you to look upon.

The best thing about making a magazine speedily is that it turns out extra good. Lucky for you, that’s exactly what we did! Volunteers, some who had no previous experience, came together to create this project over the course of two days. The idea was to use the severe time constraint to induce creative frenzy. This publication is the result.

Last time our theme was “Untold Stories.” This year it is “Inside Out.”

At noon on Friday, February 1st, we announced the theme, along with pertinent prompts and suggestions. Over the following twelve hours, we received a diverse and extensive range of submissions. Volunteers manned and womanned a table all day in the Usdan Center, collecting short inside out tidbits from passersby. You will find the results of this endeavor scattered throughout these pages.

Sleep is for the weak.

48 Hour Magazine Project
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Shapiro Creative Writing Center
11:52 A.M.

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