Call for Submissions

Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4
Accepting submissions: 17 December 2019 – 15 March 2020
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The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) seeks submissions for Volume 4 of the Electronic Literature Collection.

From Twine games to “physical” literature, remixes to hypertext, kinetic poetry to ARGs and Twitter bots, all types of digital literary submissions are welcome. Electronic literature (or e-lit) thrives at the intersection of digital media and textuality. The 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” (https://eliterature.org/pad/elp.html). Examples of the range of writing previously collected in Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available at http://collection.eliterature.org.

How to submit

Please submit entries using this form.

Entries in any language are welcome.

The ELC4 Editorial Collective seeks diversity of form, language, identity & culture. The editors particularly welcome work from:

  • Artists who haven’t yet published in an Electronic Literature Collection.
  • Artists working in communities where e-lit is nascent, and/or e-lit representing cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, Indigenous First Peoples, and nations and islands in Asia.
  • Students artists who produced work in class or on their own.

Deadline: April 19, 2020

Regarding Video Documentation:
We have received a number of questions relating to the video documentation requirement, and so would like to provide some clarification. The file size limit is 100MB. Our recommendation is to record the work in a resolution no greater than 1200×768, and to use a codec based on the nature of the graphics in the work. We ask that you document at least a single traversal of the work if it is multicursal. This is so that we can make a decision on the work’s availability to future scholars and teachers in the case that the original platform is no longer viable. For some works, a traversal does not make sense, and so we are looking for documentation of the core features and essence of the work and its contributions. For a VR work, this could include a recording of a session, though it is important such sessions are long enough to represent the work and not simply function as a trailer for the work.

The ELC4 Editorial Collective (in alphabetical order)

  • Kathi Inman Berens
  • John Murray
  • Lyle Skains
  • Rui Torres
  • Mia Zamora

International Consultants (in alphabetical order)

  • Friedrich Block; Germany
  • Lai-Tze Fan; Hong Kong
  • Odile Farge; France
  • Monika Górska-OlesiÅ„ska; Poland
  • Reham Hosney; Egypt & UK
  • Zuzana Husárová; Slovakia
  • Claudia Kozak; Argentina
  • Anna Nacher; Poland
  • Giovanna di Rosario; Italy & Spain
  • Mohammad Sanajleh; Jordan
  • Lyle Skains; UK
  • David Thomas Henry Wright; Australia


Email: elcvol4@gmail.com