The ELO is proud to offer the following two prestigious awards, «The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature» and «The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature».


«The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature» is an award given for the best work of electronic literature. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from supporters and members of ELO, this annual prize aims to recognize creative excellence. The prize for “1st Place” comes a $1000 award, a plaque showing the name of the winner and the acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for “Honorary Mention” is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and an acknowledgement of the achievement and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. The Guidelines and Online Submission Form for this award are found here: http://elo-prize.nimbus.digital/applications/r-coover/


«The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature» is an award given for the best work of criticism, of any length, on the topic of electronic literature. Bestowed by the Electronic Literature Organization and funded through a generous donation from N. Katherine Hayles and others, this annual prize recognizes excellence in the field. The prize for “1st Place” comes a $1000 award, a plaque showing the name of the winner and the acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level. One prize for “Honorary Mention” is awarded and consists of a plaque showing the name of the winner and the acknowledgement of the achievement, and a one-year membership in the Electronic Literature Organization at the Associate Level The Guidelines and Online Submission Form for this award are found here: http://elo-prize.nimbus.digital/applications/n-k-hayles/


Deadlines >

  • Nomination Submissions: April 5-May 5, 2015
  • Jury Deliberations: May 15-July 15, 2015
  • Award Announcement: ELO Conference Banquet, Bergen, Norway, August 6, 2015

For more information, contact Dr. Dene Grigar, President, Electronic Literature Organization: http://eliterature.org/contact-the-elo/