Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

Not too long ago, PRE/TEXT --for a special issue to be guest edited by Cynthia Haynes-Burton--issued a call for papers on Virtual Rhetorics, a call which coincided with Rhetnet's plans for a special issue which considers The Electronic Word . Because the two calls overlap so much in theme, the two journals plan to complement each others' efforts. Those who submit to PRE/TEXT  can have the option of recasting their essays electronically--as an e-essay, or in some hyperform. Similarly, authors who submit electronically to Rhetnet's Lanham call might be invited to be recast or excerpted in PRE/TEXT.

Cynthia Haynes-Burton's PRE/TEXT  call is available on-line at:

Rhetnet  is overseeing the call for electronic and hyper-essays on Lanham, and PRE/TEXT  will continue to work to develop its issue on Virtual Rhetorics. The editors of each journal will meet regularly to keep one another up to date on the types of submissions each has received, to look for areas of overlap and conjunction, and to work together to suggest options for writers or to extend invitations to writers to adapt, expand, or transmogrify some or all of their work for inclusion in the other journal. We would like to bridge print and pixel, net-native forms and traditional essays, and two different (in form and as entities) journals.

Since we will be working in new digital forms, we will be borrowing, and amending, some conventions from print publications, chief among them a deadline for submission and the use of peer review.

Please submit all essays and abstracts by January 31, 1996.

Submission processes


Electronic essays can be emailed to Eric Crump at .

Authors who know how to use Hypertext Markup Language (html) for formatting an essay for viewing in the World-Wide Web, and who want their essay to include html features, should apply the html coding to their final draft. Please do not code the submission drafts.

Authors who do not use html but would like their essay coded for them can request that, and we'll be happy to insert the appropriate code.

Rhetnet  can store the electronic essays on their site, or can link to them at the author's site, or we can do both (The Rhetnet site essays would remain unchanged, while authors could make changes to the copy of the essay stored on their computer--a prospect which offers interesting possibilities.)


Since we are a publishing on the World-Wide Web, essayists will need to know the computer paths and names of files in order to create the necessary links in their works. The only feasible way we can see to do this is for hyper-essay authors to create their works on their own computer systems. Rhetnet will create a page which *links to the hyper-essays*. What this effectively means is that authors have more control over their essays than Rhetnet editors.

To *submit* these essays, please send an abstract which outlines your hyper-essay's themes and architecture; provide the necessary URLs for us to visit your project, and of course your email address.

Return to Rhetnet CFP.


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