Textshop Experiments Journal Issue 6

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Textshop Experiments
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Textshop Experiments invites submissions for Vol. 6, beginning February 1.  This is a rolling issue, and submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2019.

Textshop Experiments is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focused on electracy; experiments in writing and modality; the Digital Humanities, Internet Studies, electronic media, games and gaming, and information literacy; and reflections on philosophy, education, and cultural studies in the digital age. This issue we are also accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short literary experiments.  We are open to all forms, modes, trials in reading, writing and teaching.

This issue is open to all topics, but we will also introduce topical sections related to Poetry & Poetics, Lists, Pedagogy & Student Work, and Reviews. 

Poetry & Poetics

Poetics is an intricate part of electracy.  This section offers contributors a chance to reflect on the ways in which artists, writers, and educators can recognize, appropriate, redesign, and (re)invent practices for the digital age.  This section will also publish original poetry, translations, creative-criticism.


In his essay “I’ve Got a Little List,” William Gass writes, “Listing is a fundamental literary strategy. It occurs constantly, and only occasionally draws attention to itself.”  Inspired by lists found in some of our favorite writers (Homer, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Joan Didon, Susan Sontag, etc., etc.), the editors invite contributors to share their own lists, catalogs, inventories, schedules, registers, tallies, syllabi, almanacs, tables, indexes, calendars, ledgers, scrolls, receipts, invoices, prospectus, menus, memorabilia, directories, and lexica.  Send us your lists!

Pedagogy & Student Work

Essays in this section will describe a teaching assignment or method (or a series of assignments and methods) designed for the Internet or digital studies or working in some idea or dimension of electracy, with student examples or comments to illustrate the approach.  Examples of activities, reading lists and resources, or a syllabus might be useful additions here.  We will also consider publishing original student work that draws from recent courses or a series of student works with an introduction provided by the instructor.


We will accept reviews of books, films, conferences, and exhibitions.  Those interested in submitting a review are encouraged to contact the editors ahead of time.

Sample work and past issues may be found at http://textshopexperiments.org/.

We are happy to receive queries and proposals, as well as completed manuscripts. Work may be submitted to the managing editor K. A. Wisniewski through the website or via email at ulmertextshop@gmail.com