The Edge Flow Project: Dancing at the Edge of Evolution
Dancing at the Edge of Human Evolution
Edge Flow is coming together. Contributors like Douglas Rushkoff, Don Miguel Ruiz, Leo Babauta and others have joined a group of luminaries contributing their work to the manifesto. And the project keeps growing...so I figured to get out of the way and open the flow to everyone.
Writers, photographers, world-changers, artists of all kinds are officially invited to submit your work for the project.
Note: Call for Submissions now closed.
The theme is "Dancing at the edge of human evolution" -- we're seeking edge-pushing art, writing, creative work that captures the spirit of this theme, however you see it.
These will be judged by me and a few current Edge Flow contributors. The top 10 chosen will be published in the ebook online (digital format), along with a group of 30+ pre-selected contributors. If there are too many submissions, we may post them here to be voted publicly.
How to participate: Read the guidelines below, and email me up to five pieces for consideration -- satya [at] satyacolombo [dot] com ..
Email your friends, and while you're at it Tweet this now:
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
When you think of pushing the edges and riding the flow in your own work and life -- I hope you think of this site, and this post.
Link here from your work and writing online -- http://satyacolombo.com/edge-flow -- the manifesto will also be launched from this URL.
The bottom line is:
The better we can learn to understand and ride out that creative edge flow, the stronger our work becomes, the greater impact we have in elevating the world. When you raise yourself up, you raise the world with you. We rise to meet you.
Sign up to the epic flow list to be notified, and get an advance copy. You'll also get access to my private Letterly, and get access to an advance review copy of The Art of Epic Flow: Catch the flow...
Writing Prompts (for submissions)
For poetry, photography, art submissions, you’re free to flow and interpret the meaning as you see it. For images, please include high-quality jpegs capable of printing at up to 11 inches width. The writing prompts below might help you narrow the focus and intention.
For articles, please respond to any two of the following questions. Please limit your response to 500 words total. (You’re free to answer one question in 150 words, and the other in 350, for instance. Any word processing program will give you a word count.)
1. - What makes you come alive like nothing else?
2. - Can you describe a transformative experience in your life that opened up a fountain of creative flow?
3. - How did that experience change your approach to life?
4. - What is the fuel that drives you to keep pushing the boundaries in your work?
5. - Can you recall a time in your life when you were pushed to the outer limits of your personal comfort or capabilities?
6. - What was the net outcome of that experience?
7. - What do you think about the future of our human civilization? How long will we survive?
8. - What do you believe is the key to the survival of our civilization?
Please include a short bio (160 characters or less), and include a link to your website if available.
The manifesto will be distributed free, with no email opt-in requirements, and creative-commons licensed. The opinions of all contributors, myself included, are our own. 500 word-limit on all written submissions. All submissions, images and artwork must be original work, ready to be published, and released under the terms of the creative commons license above. Your work will be credited and your website linked from the manifesto, and possibly this and other websites. By submitting your work you agree to be held to these terms.
Edge Flow image by John Curley