Electronic Literature Collection 3


ELO is launching the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3 (ELC3) with a Call for Submissions to the Collection by November 5, 2014. The ELC3 will feature outstanding examples of electronic literature from an international community of practitioners. The goal of the Editorial Collective is to collect the most exciting current projects together with examples of historically significant works. ELC3 is slated for publication in 2016.

ELO has released two previous Collections, in 2006 and 2011, which can be viewed at http://collection.eliterature.org. Each Collection is edited by a different group of scholars and artists: ELC1 by N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland; ELC2 by Laura Borràs, Talan Memmott, Rita Raley, and Brian Kim Stefans.

The ELC3 Collective (in alphabetical order):

  • Stephanie Boluk
  • Leonardo Flores
  • Jacob Garbe
  • Anastasia Salter

The ELC3 Collective will also have a team of international consultants, currently consisting of:

  • Jonathan Baillehache – France
  • Philippe Bootz – France
  • Piotr Malecki – Poland
  • Sören Pold – Denmark
  • Rui Torres – Portugal

Other international consultants will be recruited by the Collective during the nomination period to seek broad international representation.

Call for Submissions

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is now seeking submissions and nominations for Volume 3 of the Electronic Literature Collection. ELO was founded in 1999 and has released two collections, in 2006 and 2011. The third volume is slated for publication in 2016 and will continue to archive outstanding examples of electronic literature from an international community of practitioners. The goal of this volume is to represent the current state of electronic literature and to archive historically significant works from earlier generations.

From hypertext and kinetic poetry to ARGs and Twitter bots, we invite submissions from a wide range of fields. Electronic literature (or e-lit) thrives at the intersection of digital media and textuality. ELO offers a broad definition of e-lit as “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer” (http://eliterature.org/what-is-e-lit/). For examples of the range of writing previously collected, Volume 1 and 2 are available at http://collection.eliterature.org. These earlier volumes were published under a Creative Commons license, distributed in physical storage media, and available open-access through a website. The ELC3 will follow a similar format.

Please submit your works and nominations online using this form, also embedded below.

Entries in any language are welcome.

Deadline: November 5, 2014

Submission Form