Writers, Artists and Ad Sales People Needed for New Newspaper about Peace and Truth
We are starting a full color, high impact, socially empowering, spiritually curious, aggressively wonderful newspaper/website. We are about peace, truth, non-violence, social transformation, and personal improvement. We break down barriers between ideologies. We free minds. It’s time to create a whole new reality.
We are looking for writers, artists, people to help out, people to sell ads, people with a deep commitment to social change. We are pro-freedom and pro-truth. We are pro-entrepreneurship, without being in favor of corporate capitalism and war. We lean towards a new politics: committed to democracy, skeptical of power, influenced by anarchism, seeking to build a coalition of independent third parties. We aim to unite people around the simple ideals- peace, truth, freedom- these ideals forge the future. Some of us were involved Occupy Wall Street, and want to take that flash movement to a whole new breakthrough level. It’s time for society to experience some non-dogmatic, universal spiritual and economic development.
We plan to use a cooperative model. Once this project gets going, it will walk its talk: We will share the profits of each issue among the writers, artists, editors, designers, and ad sales people who help build the momentum. We will use worker democracy and consensus, as much as possible. We will also give due respect to the intense energy of individual artistic vision. We will be pragmatic and seek to get out one paper a month, for the first year, and grow it from there. As the newspaper grows in value, contributors will have a share in its profits, and ownership, through shares.
Peoples’ talents are the true assets. We are looking for people who want to get to know us, and then make a commitment to the project.
Our founding team includes Sander Hicks. Sander is a seasoned indie publishing provocateur. He is founder of Soft Skull Press, Vox Pop café, New York Megaphone newspaper, and the new Truth Party celebration/festival/movement. Also on board is Elysia McColley, a writer from Alabama who has written two books and done extensive research and writing on interfaith relations.
It’s wonderful that you are reading this whole thing! This is a great opportunity for those who embrace what we stand for, and share our vision. You will remember this moment with affection.
Please send us an original letter, and some brief writing samples. Or, if you are a designer, send us design samples. Or if you just want to pitch in, write us why.
Let’s build the New York Transformer.