Notable authors, people whom you already trust and whose work you seek out, wrote the first manifestos. But in no way are we keeping the manifesto submission process exclusive to published and distinguished authors. We know there are thousands of incredible ideas that have not reached a big enough audience to make a difference or haven’t been refined and edited enough to have an impact.
That’s why there is the Slush Pile.
A few days each year in NYC, the snow falls heavy with rain quickly chasing after in just above freezing skies. The streets and sidewalks are slopping full of wet snow, squishy to the ear and slippery to the foot. Each step forward, carefully and forcefully making left foot pass over right and then right over left, is drudgery.
Is climbing through and to the top of the Slush Pile as arduous as the trek from the Lexington line to East End on a slush filled day? Not quite, but it still can be a long and hard journey.
The Slush Pile is where manifestos are submitted, and after approval—mainly checking for formatting, grammar, and proper citing—the piece is put up on the ChangeThis server for everyone to read. The more people read the manifesto, the further up the Slush Pile the manifesto climbs.
The top read manifestos from the Slush Pile are then sent out.
In effect, the Slush Pile acts as a micro representation of the Internet. If it’s successful on the Slush Pile, there’s more than a good chance the piece will be distributed far and wide across the net.
Get your manifestos ready.