Contribute to the 48 Hour Magazine Project

Wesleyan’s 48 Hour Magazine is back–this weekend, students will spend 48 hours writing, editing, copy-editing, designing, laying-out and printing a magazine, and they want your help. Check out last year’s magazine at, then get working on this year’s!

Where: The Shapiro Creative Writing Center (167 High St.) and Usdan.
When: 12 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Sunday
Who: You! Writers, illustrators, designers, copy editors, filmmakers…everyone is welcome!
With questions, contact: Benjamin Soloway ( or Daniel Nass ( are heading up the project.

From 48 Mag’s Facebook event description:

“The time is approaching fast! At noon on Friday, February 1st, we will announce the theme and prompts/suggestions on Facebook, Wesleying, and via email. The submission period begins at noon and ends at midnight. Email all submission to

We are looking for ANY form of writing or visual content, with a preference for materials created in the submission time frame. If you set aside an hour or two (or three) on Friday afternoon, you should have plenty of time to look over the (very broad) theme and take on a short, adventurous project, either of your own design or inspired by one of our prompts. If you already have material that fits, send it as well!

From 12:00–8:00 p.m. on Friday, 48 Mag will be manning (and womanning) a table in Usdan. The idea is to have a place where passersby can stop for a moment to contribute snippets to the magazine. Last year, this was one of the most successful and fun aspects of the project.

If you would like to spend some time running the Usdan station, let us know ASAP!

A rough schedule for the weekend is below. If you are interested in contributing to any phase of the project, show up around the time listed (or later—we’re not turning anybody away!)

12PM: Theme is announced, submissions begin to arrive.
12PM-8PM: Submissions are collected at Usdan table.

12AM: Submissions close. Team convenes in Shapiro Writing Center (167 High St.) to review submissions and select content.
9AM: Editing and print design teams meet to begin editing pieces, designing print templates, etc. Illustrators begin illustrating. We eat breakfast.
12PM: Delicious food for everybody.
3PM: Layout begins.
8PM: Copy editing begins. Web team convenes to begin putting content online.

8AM: Layout finalized, last minute editing and corrections.
10AM: Video submissions due.
12PM: MAGAZINE FINISHED and sent off to the printer.
This is going to be a fun, frantic, frenzied weekend. It feels good to make good things, fast. Please submit! Come and join us! Bring your friends! Email us with any questions.

Sleep is for the weak.

– The 48 Hour Magazine team”

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