Calling for submissions to The Shantyquarian, the communally-authored newspaper of the 2012 Art Shanty Projects, published by The Letterpress Shanty.
*****Tag your tweets with #shantyQ.*****
The basic concept behind the Art Shanty Projects: A bunch of crazy people build ice shanties and move onto a frozen lake for a month to engage the public in mutidisciplinary art forms, games, and spectacles on the ice. ASP is open to the public weekends, Jan 14 – Feb 5.
The basic concept behind the Letterpress Shanty: we’re combining online social networking with old-fashioned letterpress—pulling tweets from the web, setting them in type, and hand-printing them in our ice shanty.
We’re printing The Shantyquarian daily on the ice during ASP open hours (9 editions total, beginning Jan 14). The paper is a single-sheet broadside, set in wood and metal type on an old-fashioned poster press. The content for The Shantyquarian will be crowd-sourced from Twitter. This means that we’ll be tracking all tweets that include the characters, #shantyQ. Every morning during ASP we’ll select tweets tagged with #shantyQ and hand-print them for distribution to all shanties and visitors.
(Not on Twitter? We made it easy for you to submit through our website.)
You provide the content! Everyone’s a reporter, columnist, author, kooky letter-writer; etc. What kind of content are we looking for? Anything and everything. We have a bunch of suggestions on what to submit on our website [http://shantyquarian.blogspot.com/p/what-to-submit-to-shantyquarian.html], but these are just suggestions; let your fevered imaginations loose. We’ll also announce themes for submissions on Twitter and Facebook.
What to do:
1) Follow @shantyquarian on Twitter
2) Tag your tweets with #shantyQ
It’s that simple. If you’re not on Twitter, you can use the submission form on our website [http://shantyquarian.blogspot.com/p/submit-to-shantyquarian.html]. We’ll also have paper forms available on Medicine Lake.
We’re encouraging friends and associates from all over the world to start tagging tweets with #shantyQ. Please share this with anyone who might be interested in getting their tweets published on an old-fashioned letterpress in an ice shanty. We’ll make scans of each edition available online.
If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact us via Twitter or Facebook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing you in print and on the ice!
The Letterpress Shanty
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* Letterpress Shanty website: http://shantyquarian.blogspot.com/
* Letterpress Shanty Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shantyquarian