From the Announcement Press Release: 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.

ELC3 Call for Submissions

(Deadline: Nov. 5, 2014)

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is now seeking submissions 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” ( For examples of the range of writing previously collected, Volume 1 and 2 are available at 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 visit the ELC3 page to submit works you’d like to be considered for the Collection:

Entries in any language are welcome.

Deadline: November 5, 2014

The members of the ELC3 Collective are introduced below in alphabetical order:

Stephanie Boluk is an assistant professor in the Humanities and Media Studies program at Pratt Institute. Her writing has appeared in books and journals such as Comparative Textual Media, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. She co-edited Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead with Wylie Lenz and is currently co-authoring a book with Patrick LeMieux entitled Metagaming: Videogames and the Practice of Play, under contract with University of Minnesota Press. For more information, see

Leonardo Flores is an associate professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and preservation of first generation electronic objects. He is the lead writer, publisher, and editor of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry ( For more information on his current work, visit

Jacob Garbe is a PhD student in the Expressive Intelligence Studio at University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently researching new modes of authorship and storytelling in playable media, building upon his MFA art practice in participatory narratives and augmented reality. His work has appeared in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the ZERO1 Biennial, and SwissNex’s Future of the Book.

Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on the future of digital storytelling as expressed through play and participatory culture. She has two books forthcoming in 2014: What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books from the University of Iowa Press and, co-authored with John Murray, Flash: Building the Interactive Web from MIT Press. For more information, visit

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.

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