ebr, the electronic book review, is now soliciting essays and reviews for the year 2000.

ebr is generally interested in promoting literary innovation on the Internet and reviewing books that address the electronic future of fiction, poetry, criticism, and the visual arts.

Features under way:

the state of the arts at y2k (a series of overview essays, published singly)
Each essay in this series will be extensive and focused on one field, after the model of John Matthias's millennial coverage of British poetry and its criticism; in every case, the editors will organize a discussion around the essay, to be published in the riPOSTe section.

Features now online:

ebr10 special on constrained writing
The challenge of this issue of ebr is to analyze whether the use of constraints in writing might have the same impact on electronic writing as on traditional writing. Contributions by Paul Braffort, Harry Mathews, Paul Harris, and many others - who pick up some threads already introduced in the electropoetics issue examine in a more systematic way the problem of constraints in electronic writing. In the millennial spirit of constrained writing, the essays fall between 1999 and 2000 words.

Jan Baetens, guest editor, ebr10
Joseph Tabbi, general editor, ebr

ebr9 a gathering of threads

ebr8 postmodern writing in Eastern/Central Europe
Essays that deploy postmodern ideas in such recently bordered Zones as Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania, and Hungary. We invite responses to the published essays; in particular, we welcome new essays that briefly identify work deserving to be translated and more widely circulated, in print or on the Internet. Guest editor Vladislava Gordic

ebr6/7 image + narrative
On the interaction of narrative and image in print and in electronic media. We continue to be interested in works that perform the design ideas they articulate, and we invite semi-formal responses (riPOSTes) to the essays curently online. Guest-editors, Steve Tomasula and Anne Burdick.


writing for ebr
ebr continues to seek critical writing not only on, but in, hypertext. We are interested especially in exploring narratives whose logic is as much visual as verbal, and we prefer thoughtful overviews, polemics, and review essays to evaluations of single works. Writers interested in submitting to ebr should consult our guidelines and stylesheet.

ebr is a forum in which critical discussion is staged. Therefore the editors reserve the right, upon acceptance, to circulate manuscripts among selected outside readers for commentary. This is not "peer review"; rather, it's an attempt to bring the academic review process into the open. Suitable commentaries may be published along with the original submission in our riPOSTe section, and authors are welcome to respond in turn. Contributors who do not want a manuscript to be circulated should indicate their wishes at the time it is submitted. Contributor email addresses are published on the ebrINFO pages, unless a contributor asks us to withold this information.



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