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I took a double-take when I first read Quarterly Co.’s site description. The new website allows users to subscribe to influential figures and receive packages from them in the mail each quarter. But my reaction is probably not uncommon, and that’s the point; in an era dominated by online interactions, Quarterly Co. wants to remind people of the “tangible interactions that happen in the real world.”
“It is like a magazine, but instead of receiving words on a page, our subscribers receive actual items that tell a compelling story crafted and narrated by the contributor,” the site’s about page says.
Although the concept seems strange and unsustainable to me, the coolest part is that Alexis Madrigal — a co-founder of Longshot Magazine and senior editor at The Atlantic — is one of the first contributors.
From his page on the site:
My gifts will be part science class and part history, sprinkled lightly with the bliss you felt out behind the gym when you looked up at the stars and thought, “Whoa. There are so many stars.” Your wonder was legit, even if you were really stoned.
Hat tip to Greg Linch, who pointed this link out to me.
Today a noon Pacific time, the crew at Longshot Magazine in NYC announced the theme for this issue — debt!
From their announcement:
Yes, we know Washington politicians are also staying up all weekend, debating this figment of the Congressional imagination called the debt ceiling. Forget about that. Or co-opt it. The theme is bigger than their squabble and more interesting than their rhetoric.
That means that from this moment, you have exactly 24 hours to submit your reporting, poetry, photography, and graphics to be printed into issue No. 2 of Longhot Magazine. Again, you have until tomorrow, Saturday, July 30 at noon PST to submit your stuff. Read more
The dynamic trio and their team of volunteer editors, sketch artists, photographers, writers, reporters and poets are at it again — the 48-hour, user-generated Longshot Magazine will be produced July 29 through July 31 in New York City.
Longshot Magazine — co-founded by Gizmodo’s Mat Honan, The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal, and GOOD Magazine’s Sarah Rich — is a creative magazine produced entirely in 48 hours with stories and art submitted by people from around the world on the web. The magazine editors will announce the theme of the magazine on Friday, July 29 at noon, and users can start submitting their work. By noon on Sunday, the magazine will be completed and sent to print, and a digital, mobile-compatible version will be available online.
I corresponded with Mat Honan recently to get the inside scoop on the upcoming issue. In August, I participated in the creation of the second issue in Los Angeles by submitting artwork and helping Adam Hemphill build the website. The experience, fueled by lots of Red Bull and coffee, was one of my favorite production experiences of my life — and here’s how you can get involved too! Read more