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SUBMISSION HAS MULTIPLE MEANINGS.  Let's talk about making submissions to the Emerge website.

The purpose of Emerge is to help reveal “the field" to itself.  The liminal, transformative, integrative, and regenerative networks are not fully known to themselves.  To help clarify this, the Emerge project provides a prominent node to help weave together people, projects, ideas, etc. as part of field creation. 

(Here's an article from Jonathan Rowson that's still pretty relevant:

Although there is no possible way that anyone can stay on top of all the projects, communities, concepts, and people who are engaged in serious play together, there are things we can do to circulate our energies and amplify the Field's self-awareness & agency. 

The team behind this website can do is to create a space for the “front page of the liminal web" but the rest is up to you.  Who are you?  What are you working on?  What events are you tuned into?  Which common ideas need clarifying in this space?  What does our shared swarm need to know about?  What needs promoting?

To submit articles, opinions, or ideas, send them to our new dedicated email address:

Response time will usually be within a week and submissions do not guarantee that we will publish them -- but there's a pretty good chance. 

Here are the helpful general guidelines we came up with:


Emerge Website Dominance & Submission Guidelines

Emerge articles populate “the front page of the liminal web” with lively and pertinent content.  This should be done in a manner that cultivates mutual self-awareness among participants, scholars & fans of the overlapping metamodern, integrative, transformational, and regenerative social networks -- with a special emphasis on understanding and responding to the needs of the multiple, interwoven and accelerating facets of the so-called “metacrisis.”  Articles are unpaid unless specially commissioned.  

1. Types of Articles may include thoughtful opinion pieces related to inner, outer or intersubjective depth development and thriving and/or, introductions to relevant individuals, themes, events, terminology or sub-cultures within “the field.” 

2.  Appropriate Subject Matter can be highly diverse (e.g. psychology, spirituality, ecology, new technology, future politics, sexuality and identity, AI, neurosciences, cultural transformation) as long as it is plausibly pertinent to the cognitive complexity and sensibility that is endemic to the communities being served.  

3. Inappropriate Subject Matter includes overt commercial promotion of products, services or events that have no special interest to the whole; narcissistic self-expression; magical thinking, “woo,” and highfalutin metaphysical speculation -- unless it leans strongly into liminal and emergent insight. 

4. Article Length should be between 300 and 2000 words, with 600-700 being optimal.  

5.  Format of articles allows for a great deal of individual creativity.  The choice of segmentation and “voice” are entirely up to the author.  To maintain continuity with other articles, each piece should begin with an all-caps sentence or sentence fragment.  Additional materials pertinent to the article may be included at the end (following boldface “ * BONUS * ” heading).  When possible, include multiple links to resources, references or active contributors to the liminal web.  Emerge editors may suggest or make tweaks to the arrangement of submitted texts in order to make them fit more smoothly into the format of the site.

6. Images can be included but may be removed at editor’s discretion for a variety of reasons including extreme content, copyright issues, and visual flow.   Each article should be accompanied by a 1200x675 header image that is either used with the owner’s permission or generated specifically for this article.  Hybrid “transparent overlays” between images that are relevant to the article’s content is an excellent option that retains visual continuity with other Emerge entries. 

7. Tone may range from jaunty to sobering, wise to playful, optimistic to apocalyptic & critical to supportive -- as long as the authorial voice stays focused on the concerns and cognitive richness that is expected from metamodern, integrative, Game B, Bildung and associated social networks while refraining from personal grievances or one-sided ideological positions.  

8. Spelling & Punctuation should be coherent and attractive but it need not strive for homogeneity.  Emerge acquires materials from diverse cultural and linguistic pools, as well as from idiosyncratic individual thinkers, so we do not zealously police the various options for punctuation and spelling.  For example, choices such as “color or colour,” “its’ or its” and the placement of punction marks are legitimate creative choices for diversely-sourced contributors.  

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