Mark Sample’s post and subsequent comment about teaching e-lit…reminded me that easy to use tools such a Google maps is a lovely way to introduce e-lit to beginning writers.
With that in mind, I wanted to announce the theme of NetPoetic’s first contest. Using Google maps, create a small work of Electronic Literature/Fiction/Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction. I’ll be announcing more specifics soon. But first, start exploring the idea, spreading to your current or past courses/students and others who might be interested. And send across ideas or notions or thoughts on how we might judge something like this and indeed interest in helping out as judge.
A preliminary due date is sometime in December, with the top seven featured here and the winner and runner-ups getting some kind of prize.
Drop me a line or leave comments here with ideas and offers of happy help.
cheers, Jason Nelson