Join or Donate to ELO

The ELO is a 501 (c) 3 that relies on its international membership and generous donations to fund its many initiatives.

Join the ELO

Your ELO membership connects with you a network of scholars, artists, and professionals working in fields relating to and surrounding electronic literature. Most importantly, membership supports the organization’s many activities and initiatives, such as its conferences, publications, archives, events, awards, and other initiatives that benefit the field, most of which are offered open access to the community. Membership also provides you with support for research and discounts to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

We offer both memberships for individuals and institutional sponsorships for organizations. Below are the levels of annual support and membership.

Regular Membership & Affiliated Faculty

$50

  • 30% discount on course fees for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute held during the year of membership
  • Authorization to name the ELO as a dissemination vehicle or institutional partner for research and creative activity for the purposes of grant proposals, with approval by the ELO Board of Directors

Students & Under/Unemployed Scholars and Artists

$25

  • 30% discount on course fees for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute held during the year of membership
  • Authorization to name the ELO as a dissemination vehicle or institutional partner for research and creative activity for the purposes of grant proposals, with approval by the ELO Board of Directors
Associate Membership

$100

  • All benefits from the Regular Membership tier
  • Supporter’s name and institution included on the ELO’s Partners & Supporters webpage with backlink to Patron’s and institution’s website
Patron Membership

$500

  • All benefits from the Associate Membership tier
  • Patron’s name and institution included on the ELO’s Partners & Supporters webpage with backlink to Patron’s and institution’s website
  • Reserved seat at annual conference banquet held during the year of sponsorship
Institutional Sponsorship

$1000

  • All benefits from the Patron Membership tier
  • 20% discount for each of five individuals from sponsoring institution on regular annual membership
  • Sponsoring institution’s logo included on the ELO’s Partners & Supporters webpage with backlink to website and ELC’s promotional materials

Donate

Support the advancement of electronic literature with an end-of-the-year gift to the Electronic Literature Organization. You can fund your favorite ELO activity with a gift of any amount. Simply select the project from among our many initiatives, list amount of your support, and follow the link to the ELO donation page to make your donation. Your name will be listed on the project page as a supporter.

The Electronic Literature Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is recognized as a charitable institution by the Internal Revenue Service (Federal Tax ID #36-4314614). Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Your Support

Here are some of the many initiatives your membership and donations are supporting.

Electronic Literature Collection (ELC), Volume 4: https://collection.eliterature.org
You love ELC1, 2 and 3. Help us now with the development of ELC4. Planning for this new anthology of electronic literature kicks off spring 2019. Funding is needed in support of editorial meetings, website development, and an archival version of the publication for libraries, research centers, and gallery exhibitions.

Electronic Literature Collection Archives (ELA) & Repository: https://elo-repository.org, https://hyrax.elo-repository.org
Support the preservation of electronic literature with a gift to the ELA and Repository. ELO maintains and manages nine collections of electronic literature, reconstituting works like the trAce Online Writing Centre’s frAme journal, making the metadata for over 1000 works available via our Repository, and hosting important collections like Turbulence.org, the Museum of the Essential and Beyond Thatand journals like BeeHiveand Riding the Meridian. Your donation funds the development and maintenance of our collections, digital conservation of outmoded works, the production of metadata, and the future emulation of works.

Electronic Literature Directory (ELD): http://directory.eliterature.org
One of the most useful tools for e-lit scholars is the Electronic Literature Directory. Founded in the early 2000s, the ELD continues to provide descriptions, keywords, and critical commentary for hundreds of e-lit works. Support for the ELD is needed to fund graduate students and early career scholars who serve as editors of the site.

Consortium for Electronic Literature (CELL): http://cellproject.net
The CELL project makes it possible to search for works of electronic literature across participating member databases located across the globe. Funds are used to maintain the CELL search engine and the project website.

Electronic Literature Collection Conference & Media Art Festival: https://elo.cah.ucf.edu
Each year ELO hosts a conference and media art festival that fosters the sharing of research and art among members and the larger community. Previous events have been held in Los Angeles, Paris, Bergen, Victoria, B.C., Porto, Montreal, and Cork. ELO 2021 will take place globally, through an internationally hosted virtual conference with hosting hubs in Norway, India, and North America. Funds are always needed for bursaries that assist graduate students and unaffiliated scholars and artists with travel and accommodations.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for your ongoing support of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Subscribe to the ELO Listserv

The ELO Members listserv is a low-traffic list used primarily for announcements and news relevant to electronic/digital literature. If you would like to subscribe, email coordinator@eliterature.org