CFP: Reading The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3


The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3 (ELC3) is now available online at This most recent volume published by the Electronic Literature Organization contains 114 works of electronic literature, from 27 countries, and in 13 languages. Read more about this important collection here.

I ♥︎ E-Poetry invites the community to submit readings of works of electronic literature published in the ELC3. The guidelines are as follows:.

  • Follow the established submission guidelines.
  • Please make sure the work(s) haven’t been reviewed before in I ♥︎ E-Poetry.
  • Contact me with a brief proposal of the work(s) you wish to review.
Categories CFP

I ♥ Bots

I love bots
Open “Genre: Bot

If you have been reading my daily entries on bots, and have explored the resource that compiles them, you may have noticed the great variety, sophistication, and artistry that characterizes this emergent genre. With these daily postings, I have tried to take a snapshot of a vibrant moment for this artistic and literary practice, knowing all along that it is growing too quickly to fully capture.

Read more

CFP: E-Lit Pedagogy


I ♥ E-Poetry is largely an educational project, developing into a reference of electronic literature that aims for encyclopedic scope of its coverage. It is designed for newcomers to these genres, scholars who need a quick reference, and educators interested in teaching e-lit in their courses.

Members of the digital humanities and electronic literature communities are already making strides in this direction, with digital pedagogy (read this also), critical making, and exploratory programming, to name a few. It’s time to take some of  e-lit’s pedagogical potential out for a spin and see what we can do with it.

To encourage the teaching of e-lit, this project has created resources, indexes, and now seeks to expand to materials used to teach it, such as lesson plans, modules, assignments, and so on, in the following areas:

  • Teaching e-lit as a subject matter, in literary, cultural, and other humanistic contexts.
  • Teaching e-lit works to develop general education skills (such as critical thinking, writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Teaching e-lit for ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Teaching e-lit to enhance learning in STEM fields.

Any of these areas can be defined further by target population, age group, and so on.

If you’re interested in exploring this potential, whether it’s with an individual submission or by becoming a regular or guest contributor, please contact me to start the conversation.

“Storyland” by Nanette Wylde

Screen shot from “Storyland” by Nanette Wylde. Black background with the title “Storyland” above. Each letter is a different color: pink, green, purple, red, baby blue, yellow, aqua blue, black red and orange. The text below is in white and there is a pink circle in the right corner at the buttom that says “new story”. Text is hardly viewable in this image.
Open “Storyland” by Nanette Wylde

Nanette Wylde’s Storyland (2002) is a digital work that produces recombinant narratives within a frame that seeks to evoke the ethos of a circus performance. Each story within Storyland opens with a black screen, the title of the work lighting up in a randomized configuration of multi-coloured letters to a shortened subsection of of Louis-Philippe Laurendeau’s ‘Thunder and Blazes’ (1910), a small-band reworking of Julius Fučík’s Opus 68 march, ‘The Entrance of the Gladiators’ (1897). The stories within Storyland follow a basic six paragraph template, and are refreshed each time the user presses the ‘new story’ button. Each time this button is pushed, the page refreshes by playing its music again and produces elements in a new combination in order to tell the user a different narrative, seemingly depicting a whole new performance, although elements of the previous tale are displaced and repeated within each new tale.

Read more

CFP: Exploring the ELMCIP Knowledge Base

CFP: Exploring the ELMCIP Knowledge Base

There are over 1,000 works of electronic literature documented in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base (KB) that, according to the documentation, haven’t been written about. This represents an opportunity to discover new and old works, place them in circulation, and enrich the emerging canon of electronic literature.

I ♥ E-Poetry seeks entries on these works, a full listing of which will be available soon in the ELMCIP KB (in the meantime, use this list). The entries must follow the established guidelines and will be reviewed as described therein. The call will remain open until we have read all the contents of the ELMCIP Knowledge Base.

Categories CFP

CFP: Unexpected E-Poetry

Screen Capture from Limbo (videogame).
Screen Capture from Limbo (videogame).

For the past three decades, diverse digital writing practices have been published, documented, anthologized, curated, and shaped into a corpus known widely as electronic (or digital) literature. As a result, a canon of electronic literature is starting to emerge as critical writing and teaching resources direct attention to particular well known works.  I ♥ E-Poetry is interested in expanding the canon by reviewing works that have received little or no critical attention, but also by discovering e-poetry in unexpected spaces, such as videogames, video and meme sharing sites, social netwoks, and other places where the poetic function of digital language shines brightly.

I ♥ E-Poetry seeks entries on this unexpected e-poetry, especially if the creator(s) didn’t intend it as poetry. The entries must follow the established guidelines and will be reviewed as described therein. The call will remain open until we have discovered all the poetic possibilities of language in digital environments.

Categories CFP

CFP: The Poetics of Electronic Literature

I ♥ E-Poetry began focused on e-poetry as a genre and has gradually expanded its scope to include all genres of electronic literature (analyzed from a poetic perspective).

Because its initial focus led to the exclusion of works in many of the publications and exhibitions covered, I ♥ E-Poetry seeks entries on these excluded works. While we compile a list of specific works, visit the Resources Reviewed page and search I ♥ E-Poetry for specific titles to see if they’ve been reviewed or not. The entries must follow the established guidelines and will be reviewed as described therein. The call will remain open until we’ve reviewed all the excluded works.

If you’re particularly interested in writing about a specific work or group of works, contact me as soon as possible, since I’ll be assigning some of the new regular contributors to the task.

Categories CFP

CFP: The E-Lit I Love

This is an invitation for writers, students, and scholars of electronic literature.

I ♥ E-Poetry seeks entries about a work of e-lit that:

  • inspired you
  • influenced you
  • you love
  • you admire
  • you wish you had written
  • interests you above all others
  • you feel has been overlooked or underappreciated
  • all of the above
  • whatever other reason you have

The entries must be between 100-500 words and should include:

  • a link to the work or documentation
  • at least one screen-captured image, no larger than 300 pixels tall (you can e-mail it to me or let me get it, if you prefer).
  • some background & context on the work – not a ton of detail: just gesture towards key contexts and link to them.
  • your discussion of the work – try to get readers excited to read the work, or experience it through your eyes.

Here’s an example.

This is open to any work of e-literature, whether it’s been written about in I ♥ E-Poetry or not, in any genre, shape, or form. The only work you cannot write about is your own.

This CFP will remain open until further notice. Multiple contributions are encouraged.

To submit your entry, please use the form below or join I ♥ E-Poetry as a subscriber and use form below to contact me so you can become a contributor. You may also send me an e-mail.