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Call For Submission of Student Works: 2012 Modern Language Association “Electronic Literature” Exhibit


The curators for “Electronic Literature,” the first such exhibit to be held in conjunction with the 127th Modern Language Association 2012 Convention in Seattle, WA,  invite student submissions of literary-oriented electronic works created as video, 2 or 3D animation, website, social media environment, or augmented reality for mobile phones and desktop computing environments.

Students from high school (grades 9-12) through college/university undergraduates are encouraged to submit original works.  

The key quality the judges will be looking for: a compelling story, poem, or non-fiction literary essay produced for computing devices (e.g. desktop computers, smart phone, tablet) that is “digtial born.”  This means it cannot simply be printed out and read like a traditional literary work. Works selected for exhibition will be displayed alongside an international gallery of elit created by established authors.  

Students whose works are selected for exhibit may attend the gallery show, but are not required to do so.  Students will receive a certificate from the curators and a listing in the exhibit website and mobile app stating their achievement.  

The Modern Language Association Convention runs from January 5th-January 8, 2012.  It annually draws approximately 5000 participants. This will be a significant audience for electronic literature produced by students.

To submit work, email URL to; or mail CD or DVD to:

Drs. Dene Grigar & Kathi Inman Berens
The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
Washington State University Vancouver
14202 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686

Deadline for submissions is November 7, 2011 at 5 pm PST.

Students are limited to submit one work each.  Please make sure that the work can be experienced within a 20 minute time frame.  Include your full name and a working email address so that the judges can contact you about whether or not your work has been accepted.

Notice of acceptance will be sent out on November 18, 2011.

If you have further questions, contact

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